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: Louis Tracy
Rediscovered: REH and HPL Dip Tentative Toes into Newsprint
“I’ve been aware of your blog for years,” Bill Mullins told me in a recent note, “but have recently started reading it more closely via being acquainted with Terry Zobeck.” Bill’s one of those guys jumping into the quest for … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, REH Tagged Bill Mullins, Edgar Rice Burroughs, John D. Haefele, Louis Tracy, Lovecraft, Terry Zobeck
Rediscovered: Yet More Fantômas
In a couple of hours I’m out the door for PulpFest (boom-boom-boom, boom-boom). Noticed that for the first evening’s programming they have a talk titled The French Connection — “How French Literature May Have Influenced American Pulp Heroes.” Dumas. Fantômas. … Continue reading
Posted in Lit Tagged Alexander Dumas, Batman, Fantomas, John D. Squires, Library of Congress, Louis Tracy, M. P. Shiel, PulpFest, The Shadow
Hammett: More Newsprint
When I checked my copy of Richard Layman’s Dashiell Hammett: A Descriptive Bibliography the other day for information on newspaper reprints, I noticed that he cites a serial run for The Thin Man in the San Francisco Examiner during March and April 1934. … Continue reading
Rediscovered: Fantômas, the Serials
My pal John D. Squires, current honcho of the cult for M. P. Shiel, saw the blurb for Fantômas the other day and popped me the ad above, which tries to hook movie theatres in 1916 into running a film serial … Continue reading
Posted in Film, Lit Tagged Fantomas, John D. Squires, Louis Tracy, M. P. Shiel, newspaper action