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: Phil Cody
Hammett: “The Advertisement IS Literature”
Even as he packs his valise for PulpFest 2012, our frequent Guest Blogger Terry Zobeck finds a moment to comment on the local action: “Nice post on Vidal. He’s one of my favorite writers. He got a little odd there … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Frisco, Lit, News Tagged "Ber-Bulu", "Mike Alec or Rufus", "The Advertisement IS Literature", Anatole France, Aristotle, Benedetto Croce, Black Mask, Goethe, Gore Vidal, H. L. Mencken, Jim Tully, Joel Elias Spingarn, John Galsworthy, Joseph Conrad, Mark Dawidziak, Ohio State University, Phil Cody, PulpFest, Raymond Chandler, Ring Lardner, Terry Zobeck, The Editor, Thomas Carlyle, Western Advertising
Hammett: “Who Killed Bob Teal?”
Step-by-step, story-by-story, Terry Zobeck is chipping away at the editing done to Hammett’s short stories by Frederic Dannay over fifty years ago, and this round returns with another tale of the Continental Op. Most Op tales take place in San … Continue reading
Hammett: The Lineup for Including Murder
If you don’t have the issue of Clues with the Robert S. Powell article on Including Murder, you may wonder which stories would have made up what would have been Hammett’s first book, if it had been published — all Continental Op tales … Continue reading
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