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: Peter Ruber
Rediscovered: Haefele on The Candlelight Press
For you bibliophiles out there, John D. Haefele just put up a comprehensive yet compact history and survey of The Candlelight Press — one of the presses August Derleth of Arkham House had a couple of fingers in for a … Continue reading
Posted in Lit Tagged Arkham House, August Derleth, Book Collecting, Candlelight Press, John D. Haefele, Peter Ruber, Vincent Starrett
Rediscovered: Arkham House Ephemera, the Modern Years
Ah, just in time for Halloween, but you can order it now — the September/October 2019 issue of Firsts: The Book Collectors Magazine, notable for including the first comprehensive checklist of Arkham House ephemera, Modern Era, ever published. And this list … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News Tagged Arkham House, August Derleth, Book Collecting, Donald Wandrei, Firsts, James Turner, John D. Haefele, Peter Ruber
Rediscovered: John D. Haefele on the History of Arkham House
Our resident expert in everything Arkham returns to review a new (if repurposed) book on the fabled press. John D. Haefele certainly burst fully-formed on the scene with his A Look Behind the Derleth Mythos, but he’s done a ton … Continue reading
Posted in Lit Tagged Arkham House, August Derleth, George Vanderburgh, Jim Turner, John D. Haefele, Peter Ruber, Robert Weinberg, S.T. Joshi