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.”
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As Donald Sidney-Fryer and I were trooping down Enchanted Rock outside Fredericksburg, Texas, a stop on our way to Robert E. Howard Days in Cross Plains in June 2009, I did not suspect that I was going to be drafted … Continue reading
Today marks the 175th anniversary of the fall of the defenders at The Alamo, who come as close to being immortals as you can get. I know that Robert E. Howard thought that the little fort was one of the … Continue reading
NOTHING SHAKING ON THE MEAN STREETS Or, to put it another way, Don is doing miscellaneous summer stuff the next two months — he gets that way every time a new edition of his Hammett tour book comes out. No … Continue reading
NO EXTRA TOURS Don is leading some groups by appointment up and over the mean streets in July and August, but nothing has been set up where anyone can just show up with a tenspot and walk the walk — … Continue reading
WINNING THOSE AWARDS In the photo above you can see Don posed with the three Cimmerian Awards he has landed thus far — this shot being an alternate that wasn’t used in the new Cimmerian Awards issue coverage. For that … Continue reading