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: Samuel W. Taylor
Rediscovered: Lin Carter Provides a Footnote (of Sorts) to “Conan vs. Conantics”
In recent months I’ve been having a fast and furious round of email discussions with Kevin Cook, and I managed to turn him into another huge fan of the excellent San Francisco mystery The Man With My Face by Samuel … Continue reading
Rediscovered: Notes on Wetjen by Ed Price
Sometimes the prolific pulp writer E. Hoffmann Price would make a single notation in a book from his library, other times no marks at all. One time I visited him in his home in the hills above Redwood City just as he was … Continue reading
Posted in Film, Frisco, Lit Tagged Albert Richard Wetjen, Arkham House, Autographs, E. Hoffmann Price, Herb Caen, J. Dan Price, Jim Tully, Pulps, Samuel W. Taylor, The Book of the Dead