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: Robert Bloch
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: Klarkash-Ton and Brian McNaughton
Kevin Cook, pulp and book collector, recently retired from the New York City scene to a new home in the South. Over the garage he’s had built a library to display the old collection, the first time in his adult … Continue reading
Smackdown: The Trusty Index vs. the “Fully Tooled” eBook!
Besides me and publisher Leo Grin, the only guy who even suspected there was a Big Secret Project underway in the last months of 2014 was John Haefele, and that’s only because I kept teasing him with little morsels of information and really vague hints — … Continue reading
Posted in News, REH Tagged Book Collecting, Clark Ashton Smith, John D. Haefele, Leo Grin, Robert Bloch, The Dark Barbarian That Towers Over All
Rediscovered: Weird Tales, Paperbacked and eBooked
Just the other day Terry Zobeck did up a list of pretty much everything Hammett ever wrote or edited, including a single anthology — of horror fiction. Creeps by Night. Take a gander at the cover for a British paperback reprint of … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Lit, News Tagged August Derleth, Creeps by Night, Cthulhu Mythos, Doug Draa, eBooks, Farnsworth Wright, Frank Belknap Long, Haefele's Heretics, Lovecraft, Pulps, Robert Bloch, Terry Zobeck, Weird Tales
Rediscovered: Of Derleth and Dreamland
Until I came to San Francisco in 1974, I had lived most of my life only 70 miles from Nashville. I believe it was a couple of years later, during a two year stint in St. Paul, when I landed a copy of the weird … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Frisco, Lit, REH Tagged Alan Gullette, Ambrosia, August Derleth, Clark Ashton Smith, Cthulhu Mythos, Henry Kuttner, Joe T. Soshi, John D. Haefele, July 4, Lord Dunsany, Lovecraft, M.R. James, Ray Bradbury, Robert Bloch, Robert M. Price, The New York Review of Science Fiction, Weird Tales
Rediscovered: Bob Bloch Refs Jim Tully
My Robert E. Howard pal Deuce Richardson noticed something he thought I should let fans of Jim Tully know about — no less than Robert Bloch doing a name check on Tully seven years before Tully’s death in 1947. Bloch … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News Tagged Cthulhu Mythos, Deuce Richardson, Jim Tully, John D. Haefele, Lovecraft, Psycho, Robert Bloch