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: Devon Morf
Hammett: Meanwhile, Back in Alaska
For anyone interested, Devon Morf in his recent notes also mentioned: Not sure if it’s on your radar already, but the current issue of MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History is running a Hammett war correspondence piece called “Showdown … Continue reading
Posted in Dash Tagged Alaska, Battle of the Aleutians, Devon Morf, MHQ
Rediscovered: The Kind of Willefordian Resume of David Yow
Got a note in from Devon Morf, who sprang into action on the tip I just gave out: “Thanks for the recommendation on I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore. Watched it last night. “Recognized the villain as … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Film, News, Willeford Tagged Blue Velvet, David Yow, Devon Morf, I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore, Scratch Acid, The Jesus Lizard
Frisco Beat: Noir at SFO
Man. Look at this ultra-Frisco display of noir: Left to right, the latest and greatest edition of the Hammett Tour book (trade paperback state), Nathaniel Rich’s survey of noir films shot or set in the Cool Grey City, and the … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Frisco, Lit, News Tagged Akashic, Devon Morf, Hammett Tour Book, Nathaniel Rich, Peter Maravelis, SFO