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: German Village
Rediscovered: PulpFest 2015 — On the Whole, I’d Rather Not Be in Philadelphia
Got to the airport predawn on Thursday August 13, plenty of time to fly to Phoenix, catch the connecting flight to Columbus, Ohio, so I’d hit this year’s PulpFest by 4p.m., before they even cracked open the doors of the … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News, SFSC, Willeford Tagged August Derleth, Autographs, Avram Davidson, Bill Lampkin, Bill Mann, Bill Thinnes, Black Mask, Bob Byrne, Brian Earl Brown, Chet Williamson, Chuck Miller, Fritz Leiber, George Vanderburgh, German Village, Jim Barron, John D. Haefele, John DeWalt, John Gunnison, literary homes, Lovecraft, Mike Chomko, Morgan Holmes, Noir Con, Paul Herman, Philadelphia, Poe, PulpFest, Rah Hoffman, Ron Hilger, Schmidt's Sausage Haus, Scott Connors, Scott Hartshorn, Solar Pons, Steve Eng, Terry Zobeck, The Pulpster, Tom Krabacher, Underwood-Miller, Walker Martin, Warren Harris, Will Murray, William Lampkin, William Maynard, Wilson Warneld
Rediscovered: Stabbed in the Forehead! (and Other Pulp Thrills)
How about a postmortem on PulpFest before something else ripping Up and Down These Mean Streets distracts me? It’s always something — latest is juggling a date and time to do a walk for a Private Eye convention in October. (Tours … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Film, Lit, News, REH Tagged Alexandre Dumas, Anthony Tollin, Arkham House, Black Mask, Bob Clampett, Book Collecting, Brian Leno, Chester Himes, Conan, Count of Monte Cristo, Dillinger, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Erle Stanley Gardner, Esquire, Fantomas, Fat Charley Makley, German Village, Green Lawn Cemetery, James Thurber, Jim Tully, John Carter, Mike Chomko, Nick Certo, O. Henry, Ohio Caverns, Ohio State Pen, PulpFest, Pulps, Rick Lai, Rusty Burke, Serpent Mound, Smart Set, St Marys Ohio, Stark House Press, Terry Zobeck, The Shadow, The Spider, Walker Martin, Walter B. Gibson