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: Edgar Rice Burroughs
The discussion of pastiche writing the other day — and how even the original authors didn’t always excel with their classic characters — spurred the noted book and pulp collector Kevin Cook to send in additional thoughts: Well, if we’re … Continue reading
The idea that Brian Leno and Tom Krabacher and I cast wary eyes toward the new James Patterson “Shadow” novel recently drove the noted book and pulp collector Kevin Cook into a berserker frenzy. “Why the [sulphurous blasphemy] do you … Continue reading
Every week or three the noted book and pulp collector Kevin Cook starts mulling over some bookish matter, and often enough it leads him to H. Rider Haggard: It’s weird sometimes how references to one book or author show up … Continue reading
For those who enjoy chewing the fat about books and writers, in email the noted book and pulp collector Kevin Cook and I recently got off on another little thread that might interest some of you: Kevin: Of course the … Continue reading
Kicking the can around in email with noted book and pulp collector Kevin Cook, we hit a thread of wishing we’d been alive back when, getting new stories by favorite writers hot off the press. It began as Kevin was … Continue reading
Just got a note from Tom Krabacher linking to the Locus obit on Dick Lupoff, who died today at age 85. If you recall, Krabacher and Lupoff and I were all hanging out at an Edgar Rice Burroughs mini-convention not … Continue reading
Keeping his eye on the centennial clock, noted book and pulp collector Kevin Cook returns to the Mean Streets. Here’s Kevin: Pulp cover illustrator P.J. Monahan was born Patrick John Sullivan on January 4, 1882. When he was just a … Continue reading
Kevin Cook adds some thoughts in re: the artist P.J. Monahan, featured in today’s Autograph Hound Super-Sunday Polaris — of the Snows coverage: “Probably best remembered for his later All-Story Weekly cover painting for Edgar Rice Burroughs’ ‘Thuvia, Maid of … Continue reading
So, what tour de force of John Hancockery could Kevin Cook lay out for today’s Autograph Hound Super-Sunday? How about the cheque covering the first of many, many imitations of Tarzan — and the cheque covering the cover art of the … Continue reading
For his next Autograph Hound Saturday offering, Kevin Cook turns to the pulpster and film-writer Perley Poore Sheehan — let’s proceed, with Kevin at the wheel: “Perley Poore Sheehan is an unacknowledged master of fantastic fiction. “After serving as Munsey’s … Continue reading