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: Dan Saltzstein
Rediscovered: My First Time in the Times
I was chatting with a photo editor for the New York Times, narrowing down a date to meet the photog and shoot around a hundred pics for the Dan Saltzstein noir-in-San Francisco article that ran the other day — a hundred or more … Continue reading
Posted in Tour Tagged Bob Gale, Dan Saltzstein, John Justice, New York Times
Frisco Beat: Burritt Room + Tavern
Jim Dinan popped in a shot from the tour he took on September 8, 2013 — and he also sent along the moody pic of Burritt alley above. Black & white. Very noir. I bet Burritt has been photographed thousands … Continue reading
Posted in Frisco, News, Tour Tagged Burritt alley, Burritt Room + Tavern, Charlie Palmer Group, Dan Saltzstein, Jim Dinan, Mystic Hotel, New York Times, Stockton Street, Stockton tunnel, Sutter Street
Noir: Frisco Style — Per the New York Times
The New York Times just put up today Daniel Saltzstein’s on-the-ground-in-Frisco ruminations on noir — check it out. I’m interviewed, and photographed against a wall in Burritt alley. Plus Daniel gabs it up with other people and tracks down some off … Continue reading
Posted in Frisco, News, Tour Tagged Burritt alley, Dan Saltzstein, New York Times, Noir