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: John Gunnison
Rediscovered: Slide Redux into the O.P. Column
Keeping casual track of the Pilgrim’s Progress of my Kid Protégé John D. Haefele, I was surprised a couple of days ago to notice that his 2010 monograph August Derleth Redux had slipped out-of-print. I popped the news to him, … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News Tagged Book Collecting, John D. Haefele, John Gunnison
Rediscovered: Is Haefele’s First Book on the Block?
Currently on eBay from Gunnison of Adventure House — with a Buy It Now tag of $100 — you’ll find what may be John D. Haefele’s first book. Copy no. 41 of 45 numbered copies. He’s not sure — Haefele, … Continue reading
Two-Gun Bob: More on Gobbett
Pulp collector John Locke adds to the discourse: Saw your Ed Gobbett post. I met him through the mail in the 1980s, later in person. Nice guy. He lived about ten miles from John Gunnison. We occasionally caravaned from DC … Continue reading
Posted in News, REH Tagged Ed Gobbett, John Gunnison, John Locke
Rediscovered: PulpFest 2015 — On the Whole, I’d Rather Not Be in Philadelphia
Got to the airport predawn on Thursday August 13, plenty of time to fly to Phoenix, catch the connecting flight to Columbus, Ohio, so I’d hit this year’s PulpFest by 4p.m., before they even cracked open the doors of the … Continue reading
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