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.
Plugged by Tom Nolan in The Wall St. Journal.
Includes the first “Mr. Hunt” story, “Knives in the Dark.”
Tag Archives: S.T. Joshi
As any long time reader, surfer or dipper into The Mean Streets may have noticed, I’m not great on anniversaries — yeah, I hop on the annual birth and death days for Hammett, and usually remember Robert E. Howard’s birthday. … Continue reading
Another factor in hitting the Second Sunday fan gathering was that Tom Krabacher — an academic of many years standing, but also a longtime fan (he’s planning on doing a Dum Dum next year for Edgar Rice Burroughs enthusiasts) — … Continue reading
Barbarian, that is. . . . Just about a week ago I mentioned the news that Morgan “The Morgman” Holmes was up for a Hugo Award, and said, “Now, if only he had a book out collecting some of the … Continue reading
Okay, John D. Haefele has given thumb’s up to me presenting for your edification one of the new riffs he added to the eBook edition of A Look Behind the Derleth Mythos — hey, a little publicity never hurt anything, right? … Continue reading
When I began my casual gig reviewing books for Publishers Weekly back in 2000, I told Pete the editor that I wasn’t interested in covering any novels that were being packaged as “bestsellers” — I did my time earlier in those … Continue reading
“I now see that John Haefele,” S.T. Joshi observes on his blog for August 31, “has written an angry response to my review of his Look at the Derleth Mythos [sic, since Joshi gets the title wrong].” Really? Angry? Anyone who … Continue reading
A new article by John D. Haefele on Lovecraft’s last story sale to Weird Tales, in his lifetime, just got picked up for inclusion in Lovecraft Annual no. 7 — I haven’t read any of the other contents, but the Haefele … Continue reading
Over on the Two-Gun Raconteur blog our good pal Brian Leno — henceforth to be known as Brian Leno, the Famous Masochist — just posted a review of the new Cthulhu Mythos novel by S.T. Joshi. Pretty much all of … Continue reading
It might surprise S. T. Joshi to know how many of our associates in the world of Lovecraft scholarship and fandom are asking that I rebut his scathing review of A Look Behind the Derleth Mythos: Origins of the Cthulhu … Continue reading