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: Crypt of Cthulhu
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
Two-Gun Bob: Once Again, Lovecraftians Beat Us to the Punch!
Might as well keep the cover images for recent magazine appearances for John D. Haefele rolling along. Just put up the cover for the new issue of Firsts with his history and checklist of Arkham Ephemera: The Modern Years. And somewhat recently presented … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News, REH Tagged Crypt of Cthulhu, Dave Schultz, Dirk Mosig, Edward P. Berlund, Eric Carlson, John D. Haefele, L. Sprague de Camp, Morgan Holmes, Poe, Sam Gafford, Stan Sargent, Wilum Hopfrog Pugmire
Rediscovered: Derleth in re: Weird Tales
In about a month John D. Haefele’s third article for the newly revived Crypt of Cthulhu will hit the eldritch and squamous streets — covering August Derleth’s various published commentaries on the magazine Weird Tales. The mag where a teenaged Derleth … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News Tagged August Derleth, Book Collecting, Crypt of Cthulhu, Deuce Richardson, Henrik Harksen, John D. Haefele, Lovecraft, Weird Tales
Rediscovered: John D. Haefele on the Prowl
With the raw bulk of his book on Lovecraft turned in and awaiting editing, our pal John D. Haefele already is poking around on his next book, August Derleth of Arkham House, meanwhile feeding tidbits of his research out to … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News Tagged Arkham House, August Derleth, Cinderella stamps, Colin Wilson, Crypt of Cthulhu, John D. Haefele, Joyce Carol Oates, Lovecraft
Hammett: And Machen
Around Xmas, as I was in the midst of that big reread of H. P. Lovecraft I alluded to a couple of times, I got the urge to do yet another reread on the Dyson stories by Arthur Machen — for … Continue reading