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: Orontes
Frisco Beat: Tenderloin is the Night
Figuring I could kill a couple of birds with one speaking appearance, I told Bill Arney (left) and Mark Murphy (center) — a former and a current inhabitant of 891 Post Street — about the talk in the Tenderloin Museum, where … Continue reading
Posted in Frisco, Tour Tagged 891 Post, Bill Arney, Club 21, Emperor Norton's Boozeland, Ha-Ra Bar, Mark Murphy, Mike Humbert, Orontes, Tenderloin, Tenderloin Museum, The Brown Jug, The Trapp
Tour: Death in the Tenderloin
Mike Humbert came out on the tour this past Sunday and popped one of the many asides that make the walk the meta-tour that it is up on his personal YouTube channel. You may know Mike’s name — he did the maps … Continue reading
Posted in Frisco, Tour Tagged Hammett Tour Book, Mike Humbert, murder, Orontes, Tenderloin