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: Stockton tunnel
Image: Dashiell Hammett Tour perched atop the Stockton Tunnel, about to hike over to where Miles Archer got his. . . . Anyone who wants to show up clutching a $20 with four hours to kill —- no appointment necessary — can … Continue reading
Jim Dinan popped in a shot from the tour he took on September 8, 2013 — and he also sent along the moody pic of Burritt alley above. Black & white. Very noir. I bet Burritt has been photographed thousands … Continue reading
Pic: leaning on the parapet atop the Stockton tunnel. Various people asked for some walks, giving me more than a month advance notice, so mark your calendars for Sunday May 11, Sunday May 25 or Sunday June 1 if you’d like to … Continue reading
A guy hauling in from England just gave me a month’s advance notice, so if you want to join him, the next walk open to anyone who wants to show up is set for Sunday April 7, noon start at … Continue reading
Fall is almost on us, with winter rain hard on its heels. Yeah, I’ve got some tours by appointment coming up, even a couple slated for December (a month when the snapbrim and trenchcoat can come in real handy) — but … Continue reading
Coming up fast: September 2012 — featuring a Hammett tour at noon each and every Sunday in the month. No reservations needed. Just show up. I can’t make taking the four hour, three mile walk any easier. . . .
Next tour anyone with ten bucks handy can show up for, walk the four hour walk, will be at noon Sunday July 29. If interested, be there. I do have a tour by appointment between now and then for the … Continue reading
The next walk anyone can show up for, no reservations, no questions asked, will be Sunday July 1. The usual routine. Four hours. $10 per person. Start at noon near the revolving “L” sculpture. The shot above may be of … Continue reading
About three months ago a guy emailed from Australia, letting me know he was rolling into the burg and wanted to walk the walk. Great advance notice. Anyone interested can join him on the tour on Sunday June 17. Just … Continue reading