In 1977 Don Herron began leading The Dashiell Hammett Tour, now the longest-running literary tour in the nation. On this site you’ll find information on current walks — dates, where to meet, arranging tours by appointment — plus a hard-boiled blog with news, reviews of books and film, and a dash of noir.
The latest and greatest edition to self-guide you up and down the mean streets.
Willeford: The Book
Includes the first “Mr. Hunt” story, “Knives in the Dark.”
Tag Archives: Chester Himes
Rediscovered: Stabbed in the Forehead! (and Other Pulp Thrills)
How about a postmortem on PulpFest before something else ripping Up and Down These Mean Streets distracts me? It’s always something — latest is juggling a date and time to do a walk for a Private Eye convention in October. (Tours … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Film, Lit, News, REH Tagged Alexandre Dumas, Anthony Tollin, Arkham House, Black Mask, Bob Clampett, Book Collecting, Brian Leno, Chester Himes, Conan, Count of Monte Cristo, Dillinger, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Erle Stanley Gardner, Esquire, Fantomas, Fat Charley Makley, German Village, Green Lawn Cemetery, James Thurber, Jim Tully, John Carter, Mike Chomko, Nick Certo, O. Henry, Ohio Caverns, Ohio State Pen, PulpFest, Pulps, Rick Lai, Rusty Burke, Serpent Mound, Smart Set, St Marys Ohio, Stark House Press, Terry Zobeck, The Shadow, The Spider, Walker Martin, Walter B. Gibson
Death Lit: The Torch is Passed, Kakonis to Levison
You have to poke around some on this site to find it, but if you do there’s an enthusiastic endorsement for the crime novels of Tom Kakonis. And I guess some people may surf right in to that page, because Kakonis’s … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News, REH, Willeford Tagged Bukowski, Chester Himes, Criss Cross, Elmore Leonard, Floyd Salas, Gerald Kersh, How to Rob an Armored Car, Iain Levison, Jim Thompson, John Fante, Joseph Hirsch, Tom Kakonis, Truman Capote
Tour: Try Again in September
I’m not penciling in any extra tours this month, where you can just show up, drop a tenspot, and walk the walk — but in September the Hammett Tour rolls each and every Sunday, so if you’ve just heard about it … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News, Tour, Willeford Tagged Chester Himes, Chris Ewan, Jim Thompson, Raymond Chandler, Ross MacDonald