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 Hunter and Other Stories
Hammett: Birthday 126
Yeah, 126 years ago today Samuel Dashiell Hammett began life as a fat baby, and lived that life as a thin man. Pinkerton’s detective. Pulp writer in San Francisco. Hollywood. Ended up in New York. You probably know the outline. … Continue reading
Hammett: The Lewis Mania Continues. . .
Evan Lewis leads off his post today with the image above, a bronze figurine of Bogart as Spade that sold at an auction of Lauren Bacall’s stuff two years ago for $16,250 — compared to the loot hauled in from sales … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, News Tagged Bogie, Burrito Justice, Evan Lewis, Irving Rosenthal, Lauren Bacall, Sheeper, The Hunter and Other Stories, The Kandi Tooth
Hammett: A Really Old and Highly Inaccurate News Flash
Suddenly people are popping me links to a 2011 article from The Guardian about Hammett’s Lost Works Found in Texas — must have surfaced on Facebook or someplace. Yeah, yeah. I knew about it at the time and ignored it, … Continue reading
Hammett: All He Wrote
And now, on Birthday 120, it is time to do a recount — we’ll call these The Zobeck Statistics. As anyone who has been on the tour knows, I personally count The Big Knockover as a novel (if a short novel), … Continue reading
Hammett: Zobeck Takes on The Hunter and Other Stories
And in celebration of Birthday 120 for Hammett, how about the thoughts of a long-time Hammett fan and collector on the most recent collection of his stories? Ladies and Gentlemen, here’s Terry Zobeck: Back in October Don reviewed The … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Film, Lit, News Tagged "A Knife Will Cut for Anybody", "An Inch and a Half of Glory", "Faith", "Monk and Johnny Foxx", "On the Way", "So I Shot Him", "The Cure", "The Diamond Wager", "The Hunter", "Tulip", Biblioctopus, Bill Pronzini, City Streets, Detective Fiction Weekly, Devil's Playground, Harper's Bazaar, Jack Adrian, James Crumley, Julie Rivett, Lillian Hellman, Mr. Dynamite, On the Make, Otto Penzler, PW, Richard Layman, Terry Zobeck, The Hunter and Other Stories, The Kiss-Off, The New Yorker, The Strand Magazine
Hammett: The Hunter and Other Stories
Official release date is next month, but you can start licking your chops now if you want — finally, a collection gathering the little trove of mostly unpublished Hammett short stories that has been in the holdings of the Ransom … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, News Tagged Humanities Research Center, PW, The Hunter and Other Stories