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: Kindle
Two-Gun Bob: Famous No.1, then Leno No.1, then. . .
After I blurbed that my new eBook Famous Someday got to no.1 on the Amazon list for Kindle — sub-category horror, sub-sub-category litcrit on horror — I realized that it probably hadn’t been the actual no.1. It was no.1 in the … Continue reading
Posted in News, REH Tagged Brian Leno, Famous Someday, Kindle, Morgan Holmes, Strother Martin, The Cimmerian Press
Two-Gun Bob: Famous Someday No. 1
Damn. I slept through it! When I woke up today I thought to check to see if the eBook Famous Someday, which I blurbed yesterday, had made it to any kind of sales ranking on Amazon. Turns out it’s doing … Continue reading
Two-Gun Bob: The First Robert E. Howard Biograph TriplePunchPack
Yesterday the eBook Famous Someday popped on Kindle — another Robert E. Howard TriplePunchPack from The Cimmerian Press, but this time instead of litcrit the concentration is on biography. Interviews with people who knew REH. Investigations into books from the library of … Continue reading
Posted in REH Tagged Brian Leno, Famous Someday, Kindle, Morgan Holmes, The Cimmerian, The Cimmerian Press
Rediscovered: Lost Books of the Amazon
After who knows how many years of goofing off, I finally got around to getting my Author Page on Amazon looking pretty. Some photos, a basic blurb, updates fed in from this blog — and a few but by no means all … Continue reading
Posted in Frisco, Lit, News Tagged Alfa Romeo Club, Amazon, Hammett Tour Book, Kindle, Literary World of San Francisco, North Beach
Two-Gun Bob: The Dark Barbarian That Towers Over All
The Big Secret Project I mentioned the other day has jumped to life on Amazon — The Dark Barbarian That Towers Over All, the first ever “Robert E. Howard LitCrit MegaPack” — a Kindle eBook which collects The Dark Barbarian … Continue reading
Posted in News, REH Tagged George RR Martin, Harry Potter, John D. Haefele, Kindle, The Cimmerian Press, The Dark Barbarian That Towers Over All, Tolkien
Frisco Beat: And eBooks Shall Gumshoe the Mean Streets. . .
John Nardizzi tells me he once worked the Frisco Beat as a private eye for no less than three years, and he returns to the burg with a novel, paying tribute to the city of Sam Spade and a hundred … Continue reading
Posted in Frisco, Lit, News Tagged Commodore Hotel, Hank's 500 Club, John F. Nardizzi, Kindle, Red Room, San Francisco Mysteries, Tenderloin
Hollywood Beat: Behind the Scenes on John Carter
While I have no intention of becoming a reliable news source for free stuff you can download on Kindle, I did notice during a surf through Bill Crider’s blog today that the ebook version of John Carter and the Gods of … Continue reading
Posted in Film, News Tagged Bill Crider, Edgar Rice Burroughs, John Carter, Kindle, Michael D. Sellers
Frisco Beat: Alcatraz — Get Off The Rock Free Day
I’m guessing Evan Lewis over on the Davy Crockett’s Almanack blog must think I’m getting lazy (hey, I was born lazy), because he keeps slipping me stuff that deserves some kind of post. Today — and as far as I … Continue reading
Posted in Film, Frisco, News Tagged Alcatraz, Better Off Ted, CBS Vegas, Evan Lewis, Kindle, Michael Esslinger, Sarah Jones, The Good Guys
Rediscovered: More Contrappasso
Recently a 1977 issue of The Diversifier that I’d never seen before passed through my hands. It included a memoir of Edmond Hamilton by E. Hoffmann Price and a two-pager I hadn’t known about, in which Fritz Leiber discussed his tribulations … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News Tagged AHMM, Contrappasso, E. Hoffmann Price, Edmond Hamilton, Elmore Leonard, Farnsworth Wright, Firsts, Floyd Salas, Fritz Leiber, Harry Morris, Kindle, Matthew Asprey, Nyctalops, PW, The Cimmerian, The Diversifier, The Romantist, Weird Tales