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: Perry Mason
Hammett: Call Me Ned
Terry Zobeck, the guy watching Perry Mason, pops in a footnote to today’s main post to tell us: “Latimer did not keep up the Hammett schtick of Ned Beaumont, always Ned Beaumont. “The character usually was referred to simply as … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Film Tagged Jonathan Latimer, Perry Mason, Terry Zobeck
Hammett: Jonathan Latimer Cracks Wise
Got some notes in from Terry Zobeck, who is deep into the forgotten mags of the early 1920s on a Hammett hunt. Big game bibliography at its finest. But he’s not always prowling the primeval pagination, like a regular guy … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Film, Lit Tagged Black Mask, Erle Stanley Gardner, Jonathan Latimer, Perry Mason, Terry Zobeck
Sinister Cinema: Perry Palms Pulps; or, Mason Manhandles Magazines
Another installment of the epic run of Pulps in the Movies. On Sale Every Wednesday. Brought to you by that renowned and eagle-eyed pulp expert John Locke. In this Case of the Curious Lawyer, however, we’re easing over from actual … Continue reading
Posted in Film, Lit Tagged Black Mask, Erle Stanley Gardner, John Locke, Perry Mason, Pulps in the Movies, Ranch Romances, Raymond Burr