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: Dennis McHaney
Two-Gun Bob: Could The Academics Refurb de Camp? and Other Concerns of a REH Purist
A little over a year ago our occasional Guest Blogger Brian Leno managed to slug his way through the collection of litcrit on Robert E. Howard, all by academics: Conan Meets the Academy, edited by Jonas Prida. And not too long after … Continue reading
Posted in REH Tagged Arnold Schwarzenegger, Black Circle, Brian Leno, Cleo Awards, Conan, Conan Meets the Academy, Damon Sasser, Dennis McHaney, Dirk Mosig, Glenn Lord, Indy Cavalier, Isaac Asimov, John W. Campbell, Jonas Prida, L. Sprague de Camp, Leo Grin, Lin Carter, Lovecraft, Novalyne Price Ellis, REHupa, Robert A. Heinlein, Robert Jordan, Rusty Burke, The Cimmerian, The Dark Barbarian
Two-Gun Bob: A Living Legend
Today they’re tossing a party for Glenn Lord in Texas, to celebrate the father of Robert E. Howard fandom hitting his 80 year milestone on the 17th. Yeah, I kind of wish I was there — I’ve always liked Glenn, who … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News, REH Tagged "Conan vs. Conantics", Dennis McHaney, Glenn Lord, Howard Days, pure texts, Rusty Burke, The Dark Barbarian, The Howard Collector
News: December 2006
IF YOU’RE FAST There’s a tour open to all on Sunday December 3rd — same details as on the Tour Page. A couple coming in from Australia asked for this one (giving Don enough lead time to get it in … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News, Tour Tagged "Stephen King: The Good the Bad and the Academic", "The Shadow of the Dragon", Bruce Lee, Conan, Dennis McHaney, Harold Bloom, Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling, Jiro Kimura, Stephen King, Tentacle Sessions, The Maltese Falcon Society, The Man from Cross Plains, Wall Street Journal