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: Karl Edward Wagner
Rediscovered: Tombstoning Saunders
I notice a post up today by Brian Murphy, announcing that fans raised funds for a grave marker and memorial for the unmarked resting place of Sword-and-Sorcery writer Charles R. Saunders. Since I stumbled into some oblique coverage of Saunders … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News Tagged Brian Murphy, Charles Saunders, Karl Edward Wagner, literary graves, Sword-and-Sorcery
Rediscovered: Charles Saunders
You can tell that at the time Cheryl Cline wrote her article on Sword-and-Sorcery for Portable Storage 4 she was unaware of the death of Imaro creator Charles Saunders. Like most, I only got the news late in the year. … Continue reading
Posted in Boxing, Lit, News Tagged Charles Saunders, Imaro, Karl Edward Wagner, Kevin Cook, Leo Grin, Morgan Holmes, Tompk
Rediscovered: Bitten by a Radioactive John Hancock
When laying out his origin story as a collector of signed books the other day, Kevin Cook told me not to bother using the details about hanging out with Karl Edward Wagner, watching the local college team on the tube, … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News Tagged Autographs, Basil Rathbone, Brian Leno, Clifford Simak, Frank Buck, Harlan Ellison, Karl Edward Wagner, Kevin Cook
Rediscovered: Kevin and Karl
“How It All Began” — and by chance, captured on film! Much like the first meeting of me and Bill “The Voice of Noir” Arney, the noted book and pulp — and autograph — collector Kevin Cook has found evidence of … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News Tagged Autographs, Dave Kurzman, David Drake, Karl Edward Wagner, Kevin Cook, Manly Wade Wellman, Stuart Schiff
Rediscovered: Straubomination and Others
What could we do for Autograph Hound Super-Sunday? How about an exciting return to the Quest for the Worst Autograph Ever? Remember the other week when John D. Haefele sent in an image from a Karl Edward Wagner book he’d … Continue reading
Rediscovered: The Rogue’s Gallery Expands; or, A Mystery Solved
You know how bizarre squiggly autographs drive Kevin Cook into a berserk and bemused frenzy? And do you remember how John D. Haefele presented a John Hancock from horror writer Karl Edward Wagner for that day when we featured a … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News Tagged Autographs, Eric Carlson, John D. Haefele, Karl Edward Wagner, Kent Harrington, Kevin Cook, Peter Straub, Ramsey Campbell
Rediscovered: Karl to Eric
John D. Haefele slips a toe into the Autograph Hound Saturday action, writing: “You and your cohorts seem focused on the first third of the twentieth century. “Here is one of interest from the middle. I didn’t even know I had … Continue reading
Posted in Lit Tagged Autographs, Eric Carlson, John D. Haefele, Karl Edward Wagner, L. Sprague de Camp, Lovecraft
Rediscovered: Lin Carter Provides a Footnote (of Sorts) to “Conan vs. Conantics”
In recent months I’ve been having a fast and furious round of email discussions with Kevin Cook, and I managed to turn him into another huge fan of the excellent San Francisco mystery The Man With My Face by Samuel … Continue reading
Frisco Beat: Top of the Heap!
The Literary World of San Francisco — as I’ve been reporting — is still no.2 on the Amazon bestseller list for travel books about San Francisco as I check the stats today, but yesterday for about 4 hours muscled it’s … Continue reading
Posted in Frisco, Lit, News Tagged Amazon, Arthur Machen, Book Collecting, Brian Leno, David Drake, John D. Squires, Karl Edward Wagner, Literary World of San Francisco, Lovecraft, M. P. Shiel
Rediscovered: The Morgman Blogs Again!
My Howardian pal of many years, Morgan “The Morgman” Holmes has picked up a new blogging gig — he’s holding down the new-post-every-Sunday position for Castalia House. Covering sf and fantasy, the same material — or around the edges of the … Continue reading
Posted in News, REH Tagged Castalia House, Karl Edward Wagner, L. Sprague de Camp, Morgan Holmes, REHupa, Richard L. Tierney, Sword-and-Sorcery