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. Warner Munn
Rediscovered: The Don Grant “Time-Lost”s, and Others
Some more commentary on last weekend’s autographs rolled in, with Kevin Cook stating: “Great to finally see an Arthur O. Friel autograph. Congratulations to Brian for tracking that one down.” But Kevin adds, “I hope that Brian realizes that the Time … Continue reading
Rediscovered: More Mask and Daly — and The Munnster Rides Again
Speaking of Carroll John Daly and Black Mask, as I just was, yes, I got the memo on July 19 that Steeger Properties LLC had bought the rights to The Mask — and also acquired rights to the Daly backlog. Since I guess … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News Tagged Altus Press, Black Mask, Carroll John Daly, H. Warner Munn, Lovecraft, Steeger Properties, Weird Tales
Rediscovered: Carroll John Who? H. Warner What?
On the tour in recent years (three or four years ago, five, not twenty years ago, not thirty-five) a woman mentioned that her uncle — or maybe he was her great-uncle — like Hammett also had written for the pulp Black Mask. … Continue reading
Rediscovered: Thumbing the Hammers in the Gun-Dummy Game
Hey, can you tell that I am deep into Will Murray’s history of the pulp western, Wordslingers? A history of a genre, an encyclopedia of mini-biographies of a thousand and one fictioneers, and a debate between the proponents of the … Continue reading
Rediscovered: The Fugitive Library of Young Scott, and Haefele’s Proto-Panel
You know those stories you read, about how some guy has gone off to war in Afghanistan or someplace and comes back to find out that his soon-to-be-ex-wife has sold his dog? Or all the stories about soldiers who put … Continue reading
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
Frisco Beat: The Return of Donald Sidney-Fryer
This coming Saturday, September 17, starting at 3p.m., you’ll find Donald Sidney-Fryer back in town for a signing in Borderlands. He did his stint as a San Francisco writer, starting sometime in the 1960s, tossing himself full tilt into the Hippie Scene … Continue reading