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: USA Today
Tour: Some Media No More
Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon — and who knows?, maybe for the rest of your life — the Some Media clump in the banner above is going to disappear. Every few years I dink around with the … Continue reading
Posted in News, Tour Tagged Otto Penzler, Tom Nolan, USA Today, Wall Street Journal
Rediscovered: That Cosmic Piping of a Flute. . .
John D. Haefele and I have been batting chapters of his upcoming Lovecraft: The Great Tales back and forth like we’re in some champeen tennis match or something. I’m doing the editing, and after I went under the knife earlier … Continue reading
Posted in Lit Tagged Doyle Rice, John D. Haefele, Lovecraft, USA Today
News: January 2010
YEAR 33 Another year, Don’s thirty-third on the mean streets, another round of bleak noir rains rolling over the old town. No extra tours are set for this month, but you can get the new edition of The Dashiell Hammett … Continue reading
Posted in DMac, Film, News, Tour Tagged Black Mask, Castro Theatre, Eddie Muller, Falcon from Knopf, Hammett Tour Book, Kindle, Noir City, Otto Penzler, Pulps, USA Today, Valentine, Vince Emery, Wall Street Journal