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: Doctor Sax
Rediscovered: A Shadow Puzzle
Brian Leno greets me this morning with a puzzler. “A little quiz for the Mean Streets, Don: Which of these three does not belong?” The reboot or reimagining or defunding of The Shadow by James Patterson came out the other … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News Tagged Brian Leno, Doctor Sax, Jack Kerouac, James Patterson, The Shadow, Tom Krabacher, William S. Burroughs
Rediscovered: The Shadow of PulpFest
What do you think, in the photo above shot on the May 8, 2011 tour, I look more like The Shadow and Mike Chomko, swathed in blue, looks more like Superman, right? My hands float, missing the comforting weight of fully-loaded … Continue reading
Posted in Frisco, Lit, News, Tour Tagged Bill Blackbeard, Clint Eastwood, Dirty Harry, Doctor Sax, Evan Lewis, Jack Kerouac, Mike Chomko, PulpFest, Pulps, Tenderloin, The Shadow, Walter Gibson, X-9
Frisco Beat: A Century of Fantômas
Okay, I don’t know how this one got put on the calendar, other than via the interest and tireless efforts of Peter Maravelis, teamed up with a horde of local Fantômas fans and no less than the French Embassy — but … Continue reading
Posted in Frisco, Lit, News Tagged Batman, City Lights, Doctor Sax, Fantomas, Peter Maravelis, PulpFest, Pulps, The Shadow, Walter Gibson