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: Henrik Harksen
Rediscovered: Every Copy of an Edition Part Two
Not too long ago Brian Leno tipped me off to a blog devoted to Vincent Starrett, entered via a specific post about the famous book collector’s bookplates. I surfed around some, and quickly realized that blog fell under the same … Continue reading
Rediscovered: Collecting Haefele
One of my little hobbies — fairly harmless — involves keeping an eye out to see how my kid protégé John D. Haefele is doing in the collectability department. A couple of months ago I mentioned, in an aside, how … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News Tagged August Derleth, Book Collecting, Henrik Harksen, John D. Haefele, L. W. Currey, The Cimmerian Library, Wilum Hopfrog Pugmire
Rediscovered: Derleth in re: Weird Tales
In about a month John D. Haefele’s third article for the newly revived Crypt of Cthulhu will hit the eldritch and squamous streets — covering August Derleth’s various published commentaries on the magazine Weird Tales. The mag where a teenaged Derleth … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News Tagged August Derleth, Book Collecting, Crypt of Cthulhu, Deuce Richardson, Henrik Harksen, John D. Haefele, Lovecraft, Weird Tales
Rediscovered: That Haefele/Harksen First Edition Hardcover
You may recall that I had my initial encounter with John D. Haefele — author of A Look Behind the Derleth Mythos — back in 2002, when he added his research into Arkham House ephemerae to the stack of notes … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News Tagged Arkham House, August Derleth, Book Collecting, Cthulhu Mythos, Firsts, Haefele's Heretics, Henrik Harksen, John D. Haefele, Lovecraft