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: Tom Krabacher
John D. Haefele just got a nice nod for Xmas for his Cyclopean tome Lovecraft: The Great Tales — and from noted Lovecraftian Ken Hite, no less. In November I got an enthusiastic yet somewhat startled note from my academic … Continue reading
Got a note in from Brian Leno immediately after he read Tom Krabacher’s report on the Windy City pulp convention, where the issue of Weird Tales with Margaret Brundage’s “Batgirl” cover went at auction for $11,000 plus 10% buyer’s premium. … Continue reading
Got a note and a couple of pics from Tom Krabacher, academic, to let me know that “Great Tales has arrived in the academy!” If not earlier in other venues, John D. Haefele’s recent and monumental tome Lovecraft: The Great … Continue reading
Tom Krabacher sent along a few notes on the recent Windy City pulp convention, held on the outskirts of Chicago. He had a posse lined up to roam the aisles, but for various reasons several bailed on him close to … Continue reading
Over on the DMR blog Deuce Richardson just popped up a review of John D. Haefele’s most recent book (and presumed magnum opus) Lovecraft: The Great Tales. He wrestles with the complexities, and I suppose my fave pull quote would … Continue reading
For an Autograph Hound Quick Follow-Up John D. Haefele sends in: “How about this one, which I found in a bookstore? I doubt it is actually Bradbury’s signature — & the ‘John!’ is purely a coincidence.” I don’t know, the … Continue reading
Autograph Hound Super-Sunday returns, carried by a morbid wave of interest in the indecipherable! Tom Krabacher dropped a note to say, “Saw the Charles de Lint signature on your blog. Kevin’s explanation that de Lint’s autograph is actually just his … Continue reading
The idea that Brian Leno and Tom Krabacher and I cast wary eyes toward the new James Patterson “Shadow” novel recently drove the noted book and pulp collector Kevin Cook into a berserker frenzy. “Why the [sulphurous blasphemy] do you … Continue reading
Brian Leno greets me this morning with a puzzler. “A little quiz for the Mean Streets, Don: Which of these three does not belong?” The reboot or reimagining or defunding of The Shadow by James Patterson came out the other … Continue reading