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.”
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Pulps in the Movies! On Sale Every Wednesday. Once again our resident adviser on all things wood pulp ransacks the archives of Hollywood for purposes of amusement and instruction. An education with a smile. That adviser, of course, none other … Continue reading
Footnote One: In some odd way, Jeff Bridges with his line delivery as Old West lawman Roy Pulsipher in R.I.P.D. reminded me of Dennis McMillan. Not the same voice, exactly, though something very much like The Taw. More the sense of … Continue reading
In the photo above you have, left to right, Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges, as avatared by the great James Hong, veteran of literally hundreds of movie and TV appearances, and supermodel Marisa Miller in her first film. Yep. I said … Continue reading
Okay, after blurbing it on Cheese Theatre, I had to give the movie World War Z a shot. First, I must congratulate Max Brooks for selling them two words and the letter “Z” —nabbing around a reported $100,000 per letter or thereabout. Sweet . … Continue reading