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: “The Gatewood Caper”
Sinister Cinema: The Sound of Fury
In a week or so Noir City is coming up once again in The Castro, with a double bill of the first couple of Thin Man films, Woman on the Run with terrific footage of period San Francisco streets, and lots … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Film, Frisco Tagged "Crooked Souls", "The Gatewood Caper", Brooke Hart, Castro Theatre, CrimeLibrary, Lindbergh baby, Lloyd Bridges, Marion Parker, Mark Gado, Noir City, San Jose, The Sound of Fury
Hammett: “The Gatewood Thing” Caper
Today is the 54th anniversary of the death of Dashiell Hammett — and starts us toward the five year marker for this blog (although the website itself kicked off in late 2000 — hey, a fifteen year anniversary!). As a mini-memorial, how about a … Continue reading
Hammett: The Lineup for Including Murder
If you don’t have the issue of Clues with the Robert S. Powell article on Including Murder, you may wonder which stories would have made up what would have been Hammett’s first book, if it had been published — all Continental Op tales … Continue reading
Posted in Dash Tagged "Bodies Piled Up", "Crooked Souls", "Night Shots", "One Hour", "The Gatewood Caper", "The Gatewood Thing", "The Girl with the Silver Eyes", "The Goiden Horseshoe", "The House in Turk Street", "The Secret Emperor", "Women Politics and Murder", "Zigzags of Treachery", 620 Eddy, Black Mask, Clues, Including Murder, Phil Cody, Pulps, pure texts, Richard Layman, Robert S. Powell
Hammett: Including Murder
A few months back Evan Lewis of Davy Crockett’s Almanack let me know he was drifting into town, so I lined up a day where I could show him and his wife as many of the lost byways, precipice gradiants, … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Frisco, Lit, REH, Willeford Tagged "Bodies Piled Up", "Night Shots", "The Gatewood Caper", 620 Eddy, Black Mask, Blood and Thunder, Cap Shaw, Clues, Dave Lewis, Donald Wandrei, E. R. Hagemann, Evan Lewis, Frederick Nebel, Howard Wandrei, Humanities Research Center, Including Murder, John D. MacDonald, Leslie Charteris, Lester Dent, Lillian Hellman, Pulps, pure texts, Robert S. Powell, Terry Zobeck, Tony Hillerman, Will Murray