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: REHupa
Two-Gun Bob: In Memoriam?
John D. Haefele’s expertise on the subject of writer August Derleth, and his circle, just got called into action by a find made by Will Oliver, who writes a fanzine for REHupa titled Some Line-Faced Scrivener. You may recall … Continue reading
Posted in REH Tagged August Derleth, Brian Leno, Fanciful Tales of Time and Space, John D. Haefele, Leo Grin, Lovecraft, REHupa, Will Oliver
Hammett: Roscoes Barking
Woke up to a note from Morgan “The Morgman” Holmes, who says, “I have my own Hammett gun post up at Castalia. Did not realize you had the Webley one up until this morning. Guess we are all thinking about … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, News, REH Tagged "Corkscrew", Morgan Holmes, REHupa
Two-Gun Bob: Sherlock Leno
Leno giveth, and Leno taketh away. Biblical. First Brian alerts me to the fact that REHupa mailings from the estate of Carl Osman are on the block at eBay (some with deadlines today). Now he sends at least tentative proof that … Continue reading
Posted in REH Tagged Brian Leno, Carl Osman, eBay, REHupa, Tales of Taul, The Burkburnett Papers
Two-Gun Bob: The “Great Extinction” Clock
Okay. I’m calling it. Time to set the clock on the Great Extinction Event. I was thinking about what little note to post today in acknowledgment of the birth of Robert E. Howard one hundred and thirteen years ago, when Brian Leno — … Continue reading
Posted in REH Tagged Brian Leno, Carl Osman, eBay, Hugo Awards, Leo Grin, REHupa, Steve Tompkins, Tales of Taul, Tompk
Two-Gun Bob: Where Are the Words of the Week of Yesteryear?
When I got up this morning to view the solar eclipse through a spaghetti strainer (not the opening words I ever imagined for a blog post), I was happy to see that my eBook LitCrit MegaPack on Texas writer Robert … Continue reading
Posted in REH Tagged Castalia House, Deuce Richardson, flivvers, Leo Grin, Morgan Holmes, REHupa, The Cimmerian, Two-Gun Raconteur
Rediscovered: A Bit More on Unique Legacy
And how about another new Guest Blogger dipping his toes into the Mean Streets waters? Today we feature Kevin Cook with a brief review of the academic litcrit collection The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales, which originally ran in his zine … Continue reading
Two-Gun Bob: “Academic Wankery” and the Rise of the Uninformed
Image above: Howardian academics confronted with a Deconstructionist Debacle — image itself, a Footnote to the Great Flivver War of 2015 (academics love their footnotes, and this pic precisely captures my view of academics and their apparatus). While of course I intend … Continue reading
Posted in News, REH Tagged Al Harron, Black Gate, Brian Leno, Castalia House, flivvers, Jeff Shanks, King Kong, Leo Grin, Mark Finn, Morgan Holmes, PEAPS, REHupa, Scott Connors, The Cimmerian, Theo Beale, Vox Day, Weird Tales, Will Murray
Rediscovered: The Morgman Blogs Again!
My Howardian pal of many years, Morgan “The Morgman” Holmes has picked up a new blogging gig — he’s holding down the new-post-every-Sunday position for Castalia House. Covering sf and fantasy, the same material — or around the edges of the … Continue reading
Posted in News, REH Tagged Castalia House, Karl Edward Wagner, L. Sprague de Camp, Morgan Holmes, REHupa, Richard L. Tierney, Sword-and-Sorcery
Two-Gun Bob: Could The Academics Refurb de Camp? and Other Concerns of a REH Purist
A little over a year ago our occasional Guest Blogger Brian Leno managed to slug his way through the collection of litcrit on Robert E. Howard, all by academics: Conan Meets the Academy, edited by Jonas Prida. And not too long after … Continue reading
Posted in REH Tagged Arnold Schwarzenegger, Black Circle, Brian Leno, Cleo Awards, Conan, Conan Meets the Academy, Damon Sasser, Dennis McHaney, Dirk Mosig, Glenn Lord, Indy Cavalier, Isaac Asimov, John W. Campbell, Jonas Prida, L. Sprague de Camp, Leo Grin, Lin Carter, Lovecraft, Novalyne Price Ellis, REHupa, Robert A. Heinlein, Robert Jordan, Rusty Burke, The Cimmerian, The Dark Barbarian
Mort: Tompk, Anniversary Three
Keeping the Memorial March theme rolling, it’s hard to believe that Steve Tompkins passed away three years ago at the age of 48. I was supposed to write some sort of long review for the upcoming issue 13 of Two-Gun … Continue reading