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
Image above: Kent Harrington (with Lynn behind the bar) in one of my favorite restaurants, Street on Polk, on Saturday September 21. We got there as soon as the doors opened and had the place to ourselves for a few minutes, … Continue reading
Autograph Hound Super-Sunday opens with Kevin Cook refining his terms, and letting us know he’s got even worse autos than the one from Kent Harrington he was talking about yesterday: With Kent’s autograph, what I meant to express was that … Continue reading
Strap in! Autograph Hound Saturday kicks off a weekend long rumination on the topic of nigh indecipherable signatures, by no less a collector than Kevin Cook. Now, don’t take the first thoughts on the subject as the Be All End All. No, … Continue reading
Months ago I was emailing back and forth with Kevin Cook and he mentioned that he was thinking about getting rid of a couple of his Lost Race novels, because they were duds and he’d never read them again. Now, … Continue reading
Autograph Hound Saturday once more, and it looks as if the theme for the weekend is “Lost Race” John Hancockery. You know the Lost Race genre, where one dude or another — Alan Quartermain or Tarzan, usually the athletic type — often as … Continue reading
Autograph Hound Saturday rolls around once again, and What the Hell! Brian Leno is off for the weekend on an expedition into the darkest corners of lowlife gambling dens, and he’s incommunicado. Kevin Cook apparently is digging through all his … Continue reading
For Autograph Hound Super-Sunday (Revisited), Kevin Cook dips into his archival material to do a showcase on another of his favorite authors: Abraham Merritt. If you recall, Kevin got interested in the concept and potential ramifications of the autograph weekends … Continue reading
And finally for this incarnation of Autograph Hound Saturday Revisited we lay out another signature from Clarence A. Robbins, often billed as C.A. Robbins, but best known as Tod Robbins, who wrote the story that served as the kernel of … Continue reading
Back in July we dropped a couple of early signatures by adventure writer Harold Lamb. For Autograph Hound Saturday Revisited how about one from much later in Lamb’s long career, to give you a chance to compare and contrast? Inked into … Continue reading
Kevin Cook returns once more to handle the autograph action this weekend, but let’s put some spin on it with the premiere of Autograph Hound Saturday Revisited. An easy concept. You’ve seen signatures by these people before. But you haven’t seen these John … Continue reading