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: Owen Smith
News: July 2008
BIG POSTERS ON MARKET The set of six posters paying tribute to Hammett and The Maltese Falcon are now on display in those triangular ad kiosks all along Market from the Embarcadero to Van Ness. They’ll be up for about … Continue reading
Posted in Tour Tagged Owen Smith
News: June 2008
OUR WEB HOST HITS THE BIG 13 While the average guy on the street may not think of Don and the Hammett Tour as part of the on-going cool San Francisco underground scene, Don does — the walk has its … Continue reading
Posted in Frisco, SFSC Tagged Doggie Diner, Donald Wandrei, John Law, Laughing Squid, Lovecraft, Owen Smith, Pulps