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: Tod Robbins
Rediscovered: Tod Robbins
And finally for this incarnation of Autograph Hound Saturday Revisited we lay out another signature from Clarence A. Robbins, often billed as C.A. Robbins, but best known as Tod Robbins, who wrote the story that served as the kernel of … Continue reading
Posted in Lit Tagged All-Story, Autographs, Frank A. Munsey, Kevin Cook, Tod Robbins
Rediscovered: Frank Harris — His Own John Hancock
Last Autograph Hound weekend Kevin Cook dragged the Irish author Frank Harris into the foment via a book inscribed to the author of My Life and Loves from no less than Tod Robbins. The association interest was immense, for those … Continue reading
Posted in Boxing, Lit, REH Tagged Autographs, Brian Leno, Frank harris, Jack the Ripper, Kevin Cook, Tod Robbins
Rediscovered: “You Dirty, Slimy Freaks!”
We all remember last Autograph Hound weekend when Brian Leno laid out a hand with a trump card or two (signed, of course) in the mix, to keep him in the game with the John Hancocks spread out the week before by noted … Continue reading
Posted in Film, Lit Tagged Autographs, Brian Leno, Frank harris, Freaks, Kevin Cook, Tod Browning, Tod Robbins