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: Jeff Shanks
Rediscovered: A Bit More on Unique Legacy
And how about another new Guest Blogger dipping his toes into the Mean Streets waters? Today we feature Kevin Cook with a brief review of the academic litcrit collection The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales, which originally ran in his zine … Continue reading
Rediscovered: A Unique Legacy, Still Waiting on Godot. . .
How about a new Guest Blogger for These Mean Streets? You’ve encountered Tom Krabacher’s name here before, notably in my report on PulpFest 2015. Just yesterday I was dismissing the academic compilation The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales (yet another poorly-edited … Continue reading
Two-Gun Bob: “Academic Wankery” and the Rise of the Uninformed
Image above: Howardian academics confronted with a Deconstructionist Debacle — image itself, a Footnote to the Great Flivver War of 2015 (academics love their footnotes, and this pic precisely captures my view of academics and their apparatus). While of course I intend … Continue reading
Posted in News, REH Tagged Al Harron, Black Gate, Brian Leno, Castalia House, flivvers, Jeff Shanks, King Kong, Leo Grin, Mark Finn, Morgan Holmes, PEAPS, REHupa, Scott Connors, The Cimmerian, Theo Beale, Vox Day, Weird Tales, Will Murray
Two-Gun Bob: “Pigeons” vs. Lovecraft
Let’s kick off LitCrit Month by flipping a grenade into the complacent multitudes of Lovecraft fans, milling about the base of his fane, mumbling inchoate incantations to Cthulhu and company. I’m guessing that most Lovecraft fans never read Brian Leno’s … Continue reading
Posted in Film, Lit, REH Tagged "Pigeons from Hell from Lovecraft", "The Frost-Giant's Daughter", Black Gate, Brian Leno, Conan, Jeff Shanks, Leo Grin, Lovecraft, The Cimmerian, TriplePunchPack, W.C. Tuttle, Will Murray