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: Dillinger
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
Hammett: A Coda on Midget Bandit Week
Shot above: the great Dwight Frye as Wilmer Cook in the first movie version of The Maltese Falcon, from 1931 — the only appearance on film of the character modeled on The Midget Bandit to screen in Edwin Ware’s lifetime. Would Ware … Continue reading
Rediscovered: Stabbed in the Forehead! (and Other Pulp Thrills)
How about a postmortem on PulpFest before something else ripping Up and Down These Mean Streets distracts me? It’s always something — latest is juggling a date and time to do a walk for a Private Eye convention in October. (Tours … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Film, Lit, News, REH Tagged Alexandre Dumas, Anthony Tollin, Arkham House, Black Mask, Bob Clampett, Book Collecting, Brian Leno, Chester Himes, Conan, Count of Monte Cristo, Dillinger, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Erle Stanley Gardner, Esquire, Fantomas, Fat Charley Makley, German Village, Green Lawn Cemetery, James Thurber, Jim Tully, John Carter, Mike Chomko, Nick Certo, O. Henry, Ohio Caverns, Ohio State Pen, PulpFest, Pulps, Rick Lai, Rusty Burke, Serpent Mound, Smart Set, St Marys Ohio, Stark House Press, Terry Zobeck, The Shadow, The Spider, Walker Martin, Walter B. Gibson
Rediscovered: The Life of Jim Tully
If you’ve got about an hour and twenty minutes free, the above video will give you a great crash course in Jim Tully. It features cover images of his various books, lots of still photos, even film clips of the … Continue reading