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 Ring
Two-Gun Bob: He Was a Contenda
Eighty-one years ago today the Texas pulpster Robert E. Howard killed himself at the age of thirty. To commemorate the date, let’s bring Brian Leno back into the ring to talk about one of Howard’s predictions on boxing, one of … Continue reading
Posted in Boxing, REH Tagged Ace Hudkins, Ben Jeby, Brian Leno, Brownwood Bulletin, Chicago Coliseum, Dave Shade, Haakon Hanson, Jack Dempsey, Kid Dula, Maxie Rosenbloom, Mickey Walker, Rene De Vos, The Ring
Rediscovered: Tully Dies, The Ring Records
Just finished the new bio of Jim Tully last night — review and miscellaneous thoughts to follow. And even as I was punching my way toward the final bell, Brian Leno — resident Up and Down These Mean Streets expert on … Continue reading
Posted in Lit Tagged Brian Leno, Damon Runyon, Jim Tully, Nat Fleischer, The Bruiser, The Ring
Rediscovered: Tad Dorgan
The other day I mentioned how I casually had looked Tad Dorgan up online and noticed his connection with boxing — “a hard-boiled cartoonist, no less,” wrote I. Hey, little did I know. A day or two later Terry Zobeck … Continue reading
Posted in Frisco, Lit, REH Tagged Battling Nelson, Boxing, Brian Leno, Jack Dempsey, Jack Johnson, Jim Corbett, Jim Jeffries, Joe Frazier, Nat Fleischer, Ring Lardner, Tad Dorgan, Terry Zobeck, The Ring