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: Key Largo
Sinister Cinema: Next Time, Make It 10 Million Dollars
Michael Soltys — who last showed up here on these mean streets over a year ago with info about Hammett stopping in Key Largo — was first to let me know that the falcon statue on the block at the … Continue reading
Posted in Film, News Tagged 891 Post, Bill Arney, Bogie, Bonhams Auctions, Dr. Gary Milan, falcon statues, Key Largo, Michael Soltys
Tour: Living Near Hammett
One of the walkers who showed up on September 16 and got in on The Maltese Eagle Caper was a guy named Michael — e-yclept Mjsoltys — who e’ed in advance to check about the date and mentioned: “I lived … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Film, Frisco, News, Tour Tagged "Tulip", Bacall, Bogie, Ernest Hemingway, Hardscrabble Farm, Key Largo, Key Largo Angler's Club, Key lime pie, Key West, Lillian Hellman, literary homes, Lovecraft, Maltese Eagle, Stephen Bogart, Tennessee Williams