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: Stan Sargent
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
Two-Gun Bob: Once Again, Lovecraftians Beat Us to the Punch!
Might as well keep the cover images for recent magazine appearances for John D. Haefele rolling along. Just put up the cover for the new issue of Firsts with his history and checklist of Arkham Ephemera: The Modern Years. And somewhat recently presented … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News, REH Tagged Crypt of Cthulhu, Dave Schultz, Dirk Mosig, Edward P. Berlund, Eric Carlson, John D. Haefele, L. Sprague de Camp, Morgan Holmes, Poe, Sam Gafford, Stan Sargent, Wilum Hopfrog Pugmire
Rediscovered: A Couple of Footnotes
Yesterday, when I mentioned the death of Stan Sargent on March 6, I definitely was thinking what a fatal month March often is — so much so I plan on keeping my head down in an attempt to squeak through … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News, REH Tagged Jim Cornelius, Leo Grin, Stan Sargent, Steve Tompkins, The Cimmerian, Tompk
Frisco Beat: Stanley C. Sargent
Counting down to the showing of Lon Chaney’s The Penalty in the Old Mint next Thursday — which I chalk up as one of the successful ideas I pitched to the Tenderloin Museum when they were asking what other programs … Continue reading
Posted in Frisco, Lit Tagged Fritz Leiber, Geary Street, Hyde Street, Pat Lupoff, Richard A. Lupoff, Stan McNail, Stan Sargent, Tenderloin Museum
Rediscovered: Biography Month Once More on These Mean Streets
What ho, it is Biography Month once again on Up and Down These Mean Streets — last time I did one was July 2012. The new bio of Jim Tully was a big excuse that time, and no doubt the … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Frisco, Lit, News Tagged 620 Eddy, 811 Geary, Donald Sidney-Fryer, Fritz Leiber, Geary Street, Hyde Street, Jim Tully, Leo Grin, M. P. Shiel, Miriam Allen DeFord, Morgan Holmes, Musso & Frank, Nathan Ward, PulpFest, Saigon Sandwich, Saroyan, Stan McNail, Stan Sargent, Tenderloin Museum, Terry Zobeck, William Vollmann