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: Paul Shovlin
Rediscovered: A Unique Legacy, Still Waiting on Godot. . .
How about a new Guest Blogger for These Mean Streets? You’ve encountered Tom Krabacher’s name here before, notably in my report on PulpFest 2015. Just yesterday I was dismissing the academic compilation The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales (yet another poorly-edited … Continue reading
Two-Gun Bob: Men, Women, Jungles and Chain Mail Bikinis
In Round One of his review of Conan Meets the Academy, Brian Leno padded into the ring, finding that editor Jonas Prida has a highly breakable glass jaw in the arena of Howard Studies, because he can’t seem to tell much … Continue reading
Two-Gun Bob: Thundering Hoof Beats
In the review I did this past summer for issue 15 of Two-Gun Raconteur, I mentioned the moment late in 2005 when a couple of new critical anthologies on Robert E. Howard were being prepped for publication in 2006, his centennial year. One … Continue reading