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: Thomas Burchfield
Frisco Beat: Up in Spade’s Room
Thomas Burchfield just put up an article on the late great Bill Arney — especially useful because it first appeared in 2009 and contains lots of info on Bill’s movements in San Francisco. I’d almost forgotten the breakup with a … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Frisco, News, Tour Tagged 891 Post, Bill Arney, Hammett Cult in San Francisco, House of Fans, Maltese Falcon Society, Thomas Burchfield
News: August 2009
END OF DAY STUFF, OR, A GLOOMY MONTH ON THE MEAN STREETS Don’t let the title panic you, the Hammett tour strides merrily along, with Don doing some groups by appointment this month and a full set of walks set … Continue reading
Posted in DMac, Frisco, Lit, News Tagged 891 Post, Bill Arney, Bob Truluck, Eddie Muller, Elmore Leonard, Leo Grin, Lono Waiwaiolo, The Cimmerian, Thomas Burchfield
News: May 2009
HAMMETT WALKS EVERY SUNDAY THIS MONTH After tons of news items about books and signings all year, let’s keep the May news kind of simple. You want to take the tour for the first time or after a hiatus of … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News, Tour Tagged Ace Atkins, Hammett Tour Book, Mike Humbert, San Francisco Noir 2: The Classics, Thomas Burchfield