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: Frank Belknap Long
Rediscovered: Predictive Fate of Young Belknapius
Image above: Frank Belknap Long, left, and H.P. Lovecraft clowning around for the camera. Terry Zobeck just told me that he picked up a Complete Stories of Lovecraft on January 3, after seeing all the references to HPL here on … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News Tagged Ben P. Indick, Frank Belknap Long, John D. Haefele, Lovecraft, Peter Cannon, Terry Zobeck
Rediscovered: John D. Haefele’s “Why HPL?”
On the occasion of HPL: Birthday 125, how about another origin story from yet another guy who traveled to PulpFest to honor H. P. Lovecraft? In this instance we showcase how John D. Haefele first encountered the Old Gent from Providence, … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, REH Tagged Arkham House, August Derleth, Cthulhu Mythos, Frank Belknap Long, John D. Haefele, lit, Lovecraft, Olaf Stapledon, PulpFest, Tolkien
Rediscovered: “My Pal HPL”
Today is birthday 125 for good old H. P. Lovecraft — and that landmark anniversary was the excuse to jet off to PulpFest and participate in the panels on the Cthulhu Mythos (HPL’s major claim to fame) and Weird Tales … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News, REH Tagged Ben P. Indick, Clark Ashton Smith, Cthulhu Mythos, Donald Wandrei, E. Hoffmann Price, Frank Belknap Long, George F. Haas, H. Warner Munn, Lovecraft, PulpFest, Weird Tales
Rediscovered: A Willeford Blurb — For Haefele?!?
Image above — Haefele’s Heretics rolling into Lovecraft Town on a convoy of Shermans. Locked and loaded. Yep, every time I pick up the new trade paperback of John D. Haefele’s A Look Behind the Derleth Mythos all I can … Continue reading
Posted in DMac, Lit, News, Willeford Tagged August Derleth, Clark Ashton Smith, Frank Belknap Long, Haefele's Heretics, John D. Haefele, Lovecraft, Patton, Randy Everts, Scott Connors, Sherman tank, Tom Krabacher
Rediscovered: It’s Alive! It’s Alive!!! — and Just in Time for Halloween
The fully revised, expanded trade paperback edition of John D. Haefele’s A Look Behind the Derleth Mythos went live on Amazon yesterday — with the look inside the first thirty or so pages to come in the next few weeks, and the cover … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News Tagged Arkham House, August Derleth, Cthulhu Mythos, Frank Belknap Long, John D. Haefele, Leo Grin, Lovecraft, Lovecraft Circle, The Cimmerian, The Cimmerian Press, Weird Tales
Rediscovered: Weird Tales, Paperbacked and eBooked
Just the other day Terry Zobeck did up a list of pretty much everything Hammett ever wrote or edited, including a single anthology — of horror fiction. Creeps by Night. Take a gander at the cover for a British paperback reprint of … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Lit, News Tagged August Derleth, Creeps by Night, Cthulhu Mythos, Doug Draa, eBooks, Farnsworth Wright, Frank Belknap Long, Haefele's Heretics, Lovecraft, Pulps, Robert Bloch, Terry Zobeck, Weird Tales