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: Ray Palmer
Rediscovered: Milwaukee Party Animals
Always digging around, John D. Haefele uncovered a fanzine report of a party held in Milwaukee in 1940 — a science fiction and pulp gathering anchored by solving an appropriate rebus puzzle. Meeting in the home of Ralph Milne Farley … Continue reading
Posted in Lit Tagged John D. Haefele, Milwaukee, Ralph Milne Farley, Ray Palmer, Robert Bloch
Rediscovered: The Romantic Count von Cosel
Well, maybe The Maltese Falcon isn’t the sickest love story ever. . . . Late last year Brian Leno got to poking around in the Unusual and popped some stuff my way, which I realized might not be quite appropriate … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News Tagged Autographs, Brian Leno, Count Karl Tanzler von Cosel, Fantastic Adventures, Key West, Les Cole, Ray Palmer, Valentine
Rediscovered: Another Hannes Bok
Let’s conjure up another Autograph Hound Super-Sunday, since Tom Krabacher was poking around in the archives and stumbled across the post where Kevin Cook trotted out a couple of Hannes Bok letters, with distinctive doodling. One of those What the … Continue reading
Posted in Lit Tagged Autographs, Bea Mahaffey, Hannes Bok, Other Worlds, Ray Palmer, Tom Krabacher