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: Sax Rohmer
Rediscovered: The Death of Sax
Arch-Autograph Hound Brian Leno hauls out a couple of John Hancocks to mark an anniversary, including one from the iconic Anna May Wong, who just got her own American quarterpiece, if you prefer to collect coins. Here’s Brian: Sixty-three years … Continue reading
Posted in Film, Lit, News, REH Tagged Anna May Wong, Autographs, Brian Leno, Fu-Manchu, Joan Bradshaw, Joseph Clement Coll, Sax Rohmer
Mort: Dick Lupoff
Just got a note from Tom Krabacher linking to the Locus obit on Dick Lupoff, who died today at age 85. If you recall, Krabacher and Lupoff and I were all hanging out at an Edgar Rice Burroughs mini-convention not … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News, REH Tagged Edgar Rice Burroughs, Fu-Manchu, Richard A. Lupoff, Sax Rohmer, Stan Sargent, Tom Krabacher
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
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