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: Kevin Cook
Noted book and pulp collector Kevin Cook mentioned to me that Up & Down has “yet to feature Theodore Roscoe, who did write fantastic fiction, including two stories in Weird Tales in 1928 — but whom I admire most because … Continue reading
Heard from Kevin Cook, noted book and pulp collector. He’s scouring his library — as seen above — in search of obscure stuff he can bring to the attention of The Publick. Kevin tells me he’s thinking about writing a … Continue reading
For this Autograph Hound Saturday the noted book and pulp collector Kevin Cook has chosen to spotlight C. L. Moore, who died on this date in 1987. His half-shelf of Moore hardcover titles appears above courtesy the intrepid Victoria Cook … Continue reading
Kevin Cook was moping about his vast library, wondering what might make a nice offering before the public for March 10 — and he found something connected to an event 84 years ago today. Spotting the John Hancock of P. … Continue reading
You might be wondering what sort of correspondence Charles B. Stilson — author of Polaris — of the Snows — engaged in 96 years ago today. Or perhaps the thought hadn’t crossed your mind. In either case, the noted book … Continue reading
We’ve done John Hancocks from Frank Belknap Long before, but recent ones, where it seemed Young Belknapius of Lovecraft Circle fame leaned more toward printing out his name. Kevin Cook, noted book and pulp collector, and I got to wondering … Continue reading
Autograph Hound Super-Sunday (Revisited), and the noted book and pulp collector Kevin Cook returns to one of his favorite authors, “Viv.” The shots of the dustjacketed books were taken by Victoria Cook in the wilds of Kevin’s library. Take it, … Continue reading
Autograph Hound Saturday yet again, and I think this round we’re going to go with the theme of Revisited — John Hancocks you’ve seen here before, but different. Can’t call them new, because they’re hauled forth from Out of the … Continue reading
Autograph Hound Super-Sunday — and noted book and pulp collector Kevin Cook is back to commemorate the passing of another of his favorite authors, 72 years ago today: Gertrude Barrows Bennett was born on September 18, 1884 in Minneapolis, but she … Continue reading
Autograph Hound Saturday — and noted book and pulp collector Kevin Cook uses one of the Edmond Hamilton signatures from his collection to spin a little yarn about the Hamster (1904-1977) and Weird Tales and the legendary artist Virgil Finlay … Continue reading