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: Mystery Stories
Hammett: Birthday 126
Yeah, 126 years ago today Samuel Dashiell Hammett began life as a fat baby, and lived that life as a thin man. Pinkerton’s detective. Pulp writer in San Francisco. Hollywood. Ended up in New York. You probably know the outline. … Continue reading
Hammett: More “Op” Coinage
After his first stab at tracking down when the term “The Continental Op” came into play, Terry Zobeck returns to the pulps and books to search for more clews. When last seen he had found the Continental Op — cap C, … Continue reading
Hammett: “This King Business” News
Our frequent Guest Blogger Terry Zobeck pops back with some swell news — if you might wonder why you’d want to have the third edition of a book on your hard-boiled shelf over the first edition, read on. I started … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, News Tagged "This King Business", Crime Stories, Frederic Dannay, Library of America, Max Rudin, Mystery Stories, pure texts, Terry Zobeck, Zobeck Series One
Hammett: The Real “Business”
I just hosted my first Guest Blogger, Brian Leno — how about another one? Up this time is Terry Zobeck, whose name may ring a bell because he turned up the source for the quote where Hammett had called the … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Lit, News Tagged "This King Business", Crime Stories, Frederic Dannay, Library of America, Mystery Stories, Pulps, pure texts, Steven Marcus, Terry Zobeck, Vince Emery, Zobeck Series One