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: Irving Glick
Suicide Club: Billboard Liberation
Before the Billboard Liberation Front spearheaded the modern artform of liberating billboards, it had its shadowy origins in the exploits of the ur-urban adventure group, The San Francisco Suicide Club. Personally, I never cared much about billboards, but keenly appreciated the … Continue reading
Posted in Frisco, News, SFSC Tagged BLF, City Lights, Irving Glick, Jack Napier, Taschen Press
News: December 2009
HAPPY HARDBOILED HOLIDAYS In this case, from a few of the folk who showed up for the Hammett Flash Mob on April 2nd of this year — but doesn’t the heavy red and green décor of The Ha-Ra Bar just … Continue reading
Posted in Frisco, Lit, News, SFSC Tagged Ace Atkins, Arkham House, August Derleth, David Fechheimer, Firsts, Gary Warne, Ha-Ra Bar, Hammett Tour Book, Irving Glick, John D. Haefele, Kindle, Lovecraft, Vince Emery, Wall Street Journal