Tag Archives: Steven Meikle

Rediscovered: More First World War

When I began fielding Michael Stoler’s query about the use of the expression “the First World War” in Hammett’s “This King Business” from 1928 last month, I had the impression that I had encountered the use of “First” — not just … Continue reading

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Tour: Back in May 1994

In the history of the tour, Steven Meikle from Edinburgh is pretty damn famous — he saved for something like five or six years so he could haul in to San Francisco and take the Hammett Tour that fell closest to the … Continue reading

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Hammett: The Op’s Brainwork Recognised

From Scotland, Steven Meikle lets us know that the Op made the cut in a roster of deductive sleuths, inspired by the new Sherlock Holmes film from Guy Ritchie — second on the list, from The Observer. Yeah, he was … Continue reading

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Frisco Beat: Still Dashiel. . .

As of last night, the street sign at the bottom of Dashiell Hammett Street still reads “Dashiel Hammet.” The sign at the top of the street is the original, correctly spelled version. And I did get a new theory about … Continue reading

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