Tag Archives: Vince Emery

Hammett: “The Barber and His Wife”

How about we kick off the month with The Return of Tenderloin Terry Zobeck? It’s always swell when Terry climbs back on deck after a hiatus. Terry’s still got one Hammett story he needs to check for editorial meddling by … Continue reading

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Hammett: Or Is This a Better Birthday Present?

Okay, for a little extra oomph on the occasion of Hammett’s birthday, you can grab the current issue of The New Yorker which includes one of the “lost” Hammett short stories — but Vince Emery recently let me know that in May another surprise … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: The Shiel Biographies

By this time last year I had poked my way through the first two of three projected volumes covering the life of M. P. Shiel, and happened to bump into Vince Emery while I was reading along. “Give me one … Continue reading

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Hammett: “Vamping Samson”

For me a writer’s life is traditional biography superimposed over strict bibliography. I want to know what was written, when, why, and then follow the writings into print, especially print that occurred in the writer’s own lifetime, when it meant … Continue reading

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Tour: Some Kindle Some More

Got another note from Vince Emery, letting me know that the dustup between Amazon and IPG — Independent Publisher Group — has been resolved and you can once again purchase the Hammett Tour book on your Kindle, if you’ve got a … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Zane Grey on Kindle

A couple of years ago I got a Kindle as a gift from Vince Emery, so I could check out how The Dashiell Hammett Tour book looked in that format — now, suddenly, highly ironic. On my own, I probably … Continue reading

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Tour: No Kindle No More

Lately I’ve been reading various books on Kindle, figuring I may as well keep kind of current — and I enjoy that science fiction vibe of doing a reread on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ A Princess of Mars exactly one hundred … Continue reading

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Frisco Beat: Call Me Al — Al Catraz

For a brief while in there, ennui seized me in its grip, and it seemed like the only thing I had to live for (in the current popular entertainment landscape, at any rate) was the return of The Walking Dead, any … Continue reading

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Hammett: Another “Clew”

The last time Hammett’s 1924 Op story “The Tenth Clew” got a mention on this site was when we linked to a bit where Mike Nevins covered some odd editing Frederic Dannay did on the ending in the 1940s. I figured … Continue reading

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Death Lit: Drinking with Ace

Ace Atkins was parachuted into town by his publisher for a signing last night, and even though he had a 6 a.m. plane to catch today of course he went out drinking with me and Vince Emery and one of … Continue reading

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