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: Creepy Karpis
Mort: Richard L. Tierney
Word made the rounds that Richard L. Tierney died on February first — I heard the news in an email from Morgan “The Morgman” Holmes, who just put up an obit blogging for Castalia House. Dick made it to age … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News, REH Tagged Al Capone, Arthur Machen, Clark Ashton Smith, Creepy Karpis, Crypt of Cthulhu, Dillinger, Donald Wandrei, Drkula's Bowling Alley, E. Hoffmann Price, Henry S. Whitehead, High Bridge, Joe West, John J. Koblas, Kensington Runestone, Lovecraft, Morgan Holmes, Richard L. Tierney, St Paul Minnesota, Weird Tales
Tombstone: Blackjack Jerome — or, What I Did on Hammett’s 121st Birthday
Earlier this year Fondas Ladis from Greece was in the burg, researching a biography of John “Blackjack” Jerome. Blackjack was a Greek, who among other activities became famous as a strikebreaker, in San Francisco and around the country. Tradition has … Continue reading
Frisco Beat: Call Me Al — Al Catraz
For a brief while in there, ennui seized me in its grip, and it seemed like the only thing I had to live for (in the current popular entertainment landscape, at any rate) was the return of The Walking Dead, any … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Film, Frisco, News Tagged Alcatraz, Creepy Karpis, Daryl Dixon, Deadwood, Douglas Fairbanks, Ed Lauter, Geri Jewell, Hurley, Jean Hagen, Joe Gores, Leo Grin, Leon Rippy, Lost, Missi Pyle, Monk, Noir City, Richard Layman, Sam Neill, Sarah Jones, Stephen King, Terry Zobeck, The Artist, The Mark of Zorro, The Walking Dead, Vince Emery