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: “It”
Hammett: Almost Complete, If Spread Thin, Man. . .
Image above: one cover from the new set of eBooks collecting the Op short stories. My morning inbox featured Michael S. Chong sending along a link to an interview about the series. I’ve known for a few months that some … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, News Tagged "Death and Company", "It", Otto Penzler, Terry Zobeck
Hammett: More “Corkscrew”
Add Evan Lewis to the list of people — alongside me, Terry Zobeck, Lillian Hellman —who dig the Hammett western satire “Corkscrew.” He just put up a post talking about it and the other contents of the Dell Mapback Nightmare … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, News Tagged "Corkscrew", "Death and Company", "It", Evan Lewis, Frederic Dannay, Lillian Hellman, pure texts, Terry Zobeck
Hammett: The Complete Op
Say what you will about Frederic Dannay — and we’ve said so much about him on this site that his name is threatening to take over the Tag Cloud — but at least in his ten collections of Hammett’s shorter fiction … Continue reading
Hammett: More Tad’s Blind Man
Once he’s on the trail, Terry Zobeck sticks like a bloodhound — and the Tad’s blind man bit from the Op story “It” has caught his attention. He put out a general inquiry on the Fiction Mags list, and credits fellow FictionMagateer … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Frisco, Lit Tagged "It", Steve Rowe, Tad Dorgan, Tad's blind man, Terry Zobeck
Hammett: “The Black Hat That Wasn’t There”
And Terry Zobeck is back, with more info on the Op yarn “It” — here’s Terry: Frederic Dannay reprinted “It” — which first appeared in the November 1, 1923 issue of Black Mask — in his 1951 collection Woman in the Dark.Among … Continue reading
Terry Zobeck springs back into action with a new posting, detailing the changes made to yet another Op adventure. Take it, Terry: This time around we look into the edits made to the obscure Continental Op story “It.” Obscure because it … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Lit Tagged "Death and Company", "It", "The Black Hat That Wasn't There", Black Mask, Frederic Dannay, Terry Zobeck, Zobeck Series One
Hammett: “Albert Pastor at Home” and “His Brother’s Keeper”
Our frequent Guest Blogger Tenderloin Terry Zobeck returns — finishing off his examination of the first set of pure text Hammett stories he had in his files, to see what sort of blue pencil Frederic Dannay put them to as he assembled ten paperback … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Lit Tagged "Albert Paster at Home", "Death and Company", "His Brother's Keeper", "It", Black Mask, Collier's, Esquire, Frederic Dannay, pure texts, Terry Zobeck, Zobeck Series One