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 E. Howard Library
Rediscovered: The eMask, Live Today!
The brave new world of ebooks! — what does it offer you today? If you’re a fan of pulp era crime fiction, especially the gritty and hard-boiled sort that shot and slugged its way through the pages of Black Mask — home base for Dashiell … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Frisco, Lit, News, REH Tagged Black Mask, Eugene Cunningham, Evan Lewis, PulpFest, Raymond Chandler, Robert E. Howard Library, The Shadow, Theodore A. Tinsley, Triggernometry, Walter Gibson
Rediscovered: H.C. Witwer, Author & Boozehound
Do yourself a favor and surf over to Brian Leno’s latest post on the TGR site about the bestselling 1920s boxing writer H.C. Witwer, one of legions of forgotten key-pounders of yesteryear — but I suspect Brian just gave him a … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Lit, News, REH Tagged Brian Leno, H.C. Witwer, literary boozehounds, Robert E. Howard Library, Steve Eng, The Dark Barbarian
Rediscovered: Further Smackdown for Zane Grey!
Who knew that my brief account of visiting the Zane Grey Pueblo on Santa Catalina would rouse my occasional Guest Blogger Brian Leno to relive a dreaded literary memory, and follow me into the ring to beat up some on … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, REH Tagged August Derleth, Brian Leno, Cynthia Anne Parker, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Frederick Russell Burnham, Graham-Tewksbury Feud, H. L. Mencken, H. Rider Haggard, Lovecraft, Mormons, Nook, Pleasant Valley War, Quanah Parker, Real West, Robert E. Howard Library, Sax Rohmer, Steve Eng, The Dark Barbarian, Tom Horn, Zane Grey, Zane Grey Pueblo
Two-Gun Bob: The Shadow of Zane Grey
In the section on Robert E. Howard’s Library in The Dark Barbarian from 1984, Steve Eng pointed out that “A look at the volumes of poetry may discover lines that are echoed in Howard’s verse.” True enough. And you also … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, REH Tagged August Derleth, Charles Siringo, John Wesley Hardin, Kindle, Robert E. Howard Library, Steve Eng, Tevis Clyde Smith, The Dark Barbarian, Zane Grey, Zane Grey Pueblo
Rediscovered: Zane Grey on Kindle
A couple of years ago I got a Kindle as a gift from Vince Emery, so I could check out how The Dashiell Hammett Tour book looked in that format — now, suddenly, highly ironic. On my own, I probably … Continue reading