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: Ed Gorman
Rediscovered: Arrggghhh. . .
When I was roaming the Internet the other day, browsing memoirs of Ed Gorman (and I just had the memory that during my phone chat with him, Gorman also rushed to the defense of John D. MacDonald, who gets a little … Continue reading
Rediscovered: Ed Gorman and a Book That Could Have Been
Noticed that today is Ed Gorman Day across the web. After a long battle with cancer, Gorman died on October 15. I spotted immediate tributes by fellow writers such as Bill Crider and James Reasoner. The appeal of his fiction … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News, Willeford Tagged Bill Crider, Bill Pronzini, Blue Lonesome, Brian Drake, Charles L. Grant, Ed Gorman, James Reasoner, Mystery Scene, Peter Rabe
Hammett: Dannay Does “Arson Plus,” per Nevins
Before his name came up again in connection with John Lawrence’s Marquis of Broadway stories, Mike Nevins got linked on this blog courtesy a bit he did about Frederic Dannay editing the Op tale “The Tenth Clew” — I put up … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Lit Tagged "Corkscrew", "Nightmare Town", "The Tenth Clew", Ed Gorman, Fred Blosser, Frederic Dannay, John Lawrence, Marquis of Broadway, Mike Nevins, Terry Zobeck