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: Jim Jeffries
Hammett: The Midget Bandit vs. The Smiling Bandit
Edwin Ware — The Midget Bandit — was by no means the only yegg in his day to pose for a mug shot. Above you’ll see Roy Gardner — from a Sacramento, California arrest. Who was Gardner, you ask? Here’s … Continue reading
Rediscovered: Tad Dorgan
The other day I mentioned how I casually had looked Tad Dorgan up online and noticed his connection with boxing — “a hard-boiled cartoonist, no less,” wrote I. Hey, little did I know. A day or two later Terry Zobeck … Continue reading
Posted in Frisco, Lit, REH Tagged Battling Nelson, Boxing, Brian Leno, Jack Dempsey, Jack Johnson, Jim Corbett, Jim Jeffries, Joe Frazier, Nat Fleischer, Ring Lardner, Tad Dorgan, Terry Zobeck, The Ring