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: Joseph Hirsch
Rediscovered: Eddie Little
In May of last year Joseph Hirsch dropped me a note which mentioned, “I’m on the hunt right now for good literature by ex-cons. Not sure if you’ve heard of Eddie Little, but he was one of a small group … Continue reading
Posted in Lit Tagged Another Day in Paradise, Eddie Bunker, Eddie Little, James Woods, John Sheppard, Joseph Hirsch, Larry Clark, Melanie Griffith, Steel Toes
Death Lit: Rolling Country by Joseph Hirsch
Mentioning Willeford lately courtesy the In Memoriam Palm Sunday Tour reminds me that I’ve been meaning to blurb Rolling Country by Joseph Hirsch. Read it awhile back, was thinking about doing it up for Halloween, but then something came along to … Continue reading
Posted in Frisco, Lit, News, Willeford Tagged John D. Haefele, Joseph Hirsch, Miami Blues, Palm Sunday Tour, Rolling Country
Death Lit: The Torch is Passed, Kakonis to Levison
You have to poke around some on this site to find it, but if you do there’s an enthusiastic endorsement for the crime novels of Tom Kakonis. And I guess some people may surf right in to that page, because Kakonis’s … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News, REH, Willeford Tagged Bukowski, Chester Himes, Criss Cross, Elmore Leonard, Floyd Salas, Gerald Kersh, How to Rob an Armored Car, Iain Levison, Jim Thompson, John Fante, Joseph Hirsch, Tom Kakonis, Truman Capote