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: H. Rider Haggard
Rediscovered: The First of Many, Bumped Off by Haggard
Kevin Cook, noted book and pulp collector, provides a footnote to his recent musings: The adventure novel King Solomon’s Mines was not H. Rider Haggard’s first book, but it introduced the protagonist Allan Quatermain. In between King Solomon’s Mines and Allan Quatermain he … Continue reading
Posted in Lit Tagged David Gemmell, H. Rider Haggard, Kevin Cook, Michael Moorcock
Rediscovered: More Musings on Haggard
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
Posted in Lit Tagged Arthur A. Nelson, Edgar Rice Burroughs, H. Rider Haggard, Kevin Cook, Sir Walter Scott, Tim Willocks
Rediscovered: Excerpts of Nostalgic Book Talk
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
Posted in Dash, Lit, REH Tagged A. Merritt, Adventure, Alfred Clark, Anthony Wall, Argosy All-Story Weekly, Arthur Machen, Austin Hall, Black Mask, Bram Stoker, Charles B. Stilson, Cthulhu Mythos, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Elak, Eugene Shade Bisbee, Francis Stevens, Frank Aubrey, George Allan England, H. G. Wells, H. Rider Haggard, Harold Lamb, Homer Eon Flint, John Taine, Kevin Cook, Pearson's, Perley Poore Sheehan, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Stevenson, The Strand Magazine, Thongor, Weird Tales
Rediscovered: H. Rider Haggard
Okay, I know what you’re thinking: What kind of Lost Race Auto Weekend is this, anyway, if you don’t lay down an H. Rider Haggard? I agree, so we sent Brian Leno into the darkest corners of his cubbyholes and … Continue reading
Posted in Lit Tagged Autographs, Brian Leno, H. Rider Haggard, Lost Race
Rediscovered: Andrew Lang
Continuing today’s Autograph Hound Super-Sunday theme of Lost Race — sometimes known as Lost World, guess the fine line drawn depends on how exotic the race involved in the action may be, but the baseline is the Lost part — we bring … Continue reading
Posted in Lit Tagged Andrew Lang, Autographs, Ballantine Adult Fantasy Series, Brian Leno, Clark Ashton Smith, H. Rider Haggard, Lin Carter, Lost Race, Lovecraft
Rediscovered: Further Smackdown for Zane Grey!
Who knew that my brief account of visiting the Zane Grey Pueblo on Santa Catalina would rouse my occasional Guest Blogger Brian Leno to relive a dreaded literary memory, and follow me into the ring to beat up some on … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, REH Tagged August Derleth, Brian Leno, Cynthia Anne Parker, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Frederick Russell Burnham, Graham-Tewksbury Feud, H. L. Mencken, H. Rider Haggard, Lovecraft, Mormons, Nook, Pleasant Valley War, Quanah Parker, Real West, Robert E. Howard Library, Sax Rohmer, Steve Eng, The Dark Barbarian, Tom Horn, Zane Grey, Zane Grey Pueblo