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: Philadelphia
Rediscovered: PulpFest 2015 — On the Whole, I’d Rather Not Be in Philadelphia
Got to the airport predawn on Thursday August 13, plenty of time to fly to Phoenix, catch the connecting flight to Columbus, Ohio, so I’d hit this year’s PulpFest by 4p.m., before they even cracked open the doors of the … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News, SFSC, Willeford Tagged August Derleth, Autographs, Avram Davidson, Bill Lampkin, Bill Mann, Bill Thinnes, Black Mask, Bob Byrne, Brian Earl Brown, Chet Williamson, Chuck Miller, Fritz Leiber, George Vanderburgh, German Village, Jim Barron, John D. Haefele, John DeWalt, John Gunnison, literary homes, Lovecraft, Mike Chomko, Morgan Holmes, Noir Con, Paul Herman, Philadelphia, Poe, PulpFest, Rah Hoffman, Ron Hilger, Schmidt's Sausage Haus, Scott Connors, Scott Hartshorn, Solar Pons, Steve Eng, Terry Zobeck, The Pulpster, Tom Krabacher, Underwood-Miller, Walker Martin, Warren Harris, Will Murray, William Lampkin, William Maynard, Wilson Warneld
Death Lit: Drinking with Ace
Ace Atkins was parachuted into town by his publisher for a signing last night, and even though he had a 6 a.m. plane to catch today of course he went out drinking with me and Vince Emery and one of … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Frisco, Lit, News Tagged Ace Atkins, Bill Arney, Bouchercon, Ha-Ra Bar, Hawk, John Law, Philadelphia, Richard Layman, Robert B. Parker, Spenser, Tenderloin, Vince Emery, William F. Nolan