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.
Plugged by Tom Nolan in The Wall St. Journal.
Includes the first “Mr. Hunt” story, “Knives in the Dark.”
Tag Archives: Evan Lewis
Usually on this blog any chatter about Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine harks back to the days of yesteryear, when the two cousins who wrote as “Ellery Queen” ran the show, and one of the two — the redoubtable Frederic Dannay … Continue reading
The brave new world of ebooks! — what does it offer you today? If you’re a fan of pulp era crime fiction, especially the gritty and hard-boiled sort that shot and slugged its way through the pages of Black Mask — home base for Dashiell … Continue reading
Of the three known Hammett short stories that have never been reprinted, one has not yet been found, and the other two never have seen reprint in either a Hammett collection or some random anthology. Scanmaster Evan Lewis has tracked … Continue reading
It’s been over two years since Terry Zobeck did a quick run-through of how many Hammett stories had seen print, that far, preparing himself to dive in to check on editorial meddling by Frederic Dannay. Of all the stories then … Continue reading
I’m guessing Evan Lewis over on the Davy Crockett’s Almanack blog must think I’m getting lazy (hey, I was born lazy), because he keeps slipping me stuff that deserves some kind of post. Today — and as far as I … Continue reading
A couple of years back this blog was launched (the blog part — the website itself began in September 2000, as I recall, so we’ve been holding down a noirish corner of the net for quite awhile, in net terms). … Continue reading
Add Evan Lewis to the list of people — alongside me, Terry Zobeck, Lillian Hellman —who dig the Hammett western satire “Corkscrew.” He just put up a post talking about it and the other contents of the Dell Mapback Nightmare … Continue reading
Just got a note from Evan Lewis tipping me off to a BBC production of Secret Agent X-9 — originally a newspaper comic strip written by Hammett and drawn by Alex (Flash Gordon) Raymond. A little neo-Old Time Radio, for … Continue reading
As I just mentioned, when Evan/Dave Lewis came to town I showed him and his wife around for a few hours, witnessed by the shot above. Fort Point, under the south end of the Golden Gate Bridge. Classic noir locale. … Continue reading