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: Virginia Wolfe
Brian Leno brings out some of the myriad suspects in the Ripper annals: The book that really got my interest going with The Ripper was Michael Harrison’s Clarence, which stated James Kenneth Stephen and the Duke of Clarence were lovers. … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News Tagged Autographs, Brian Leno, Jack the Ripper, James Kenneth Stephen, Virginia Wolfe
Two-Gun Bob: Breakiron and Finn on TGR
Months ago I thought about mentioning Lee Breakiron’s two part history of the Robert E. Howard zines released by Damon Sasser, but the links weren’t working for me. Now they are, opening up PDFs (give it a moment if you’ve got a slow … Continue reading
Posted in News, REH Tagged "Conan vs. Conantics", Damon Sasser, Doc Howard library, L. Sprague de Camp, Lee Breakiron, Lovecraft, Mark Finn, Philip K. Dick, The Cimmerian, The Dark Man, Virginia Wolfe
Hammett: The Ripper
On the tour I sometimes use the 1929 story “Fly Paper” for a quick introduction to the Continental Op stories, always getting into the Op’s showdown with the gangster Babe McCloor. I always mention the fact of arsenic poisoning being a key … Continue reading