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: Hank’s 500 Club
Posse McMillan: A Jim Nisbet Memory
I cannot say that I knew the late Jim Nisbet well — went to his house in one of the alleys off Hayes and Laguna two or three times, mostly because Dennis McMillan happened to be visiting at the moment. … Continue reading
Posted in DMac, Frisco, Lit Tagged Hank's 500 Club, Jim Nisbet, Kent Harrington, Tucson Book Fair
Frisco Beat: And eBooks Shall Gumshoe the Mean Streets. . .
John Nardizzi tells me he once worked the Frisco Beat as a private eye for no less than three years, and he returns to the burg with a novel, paying tribute to the city of Sam Spade and a hundred … Continue reading
Posted in Frisco, Lit, News Tagged Commodore Hotel, Hank's 500 Club, John F. Nardizzi, Kindle, Red Room, San Francisco Mysteries, Tenderloin