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: Walter Gibson
Rediscovered: Purist Outrage!
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
Rediscovered: The eMask, Live Today!
The brave new world of ebooks! — what does it offer you today? If you’re a fan of pulp era crime fiction, especially the gritty and hard-boiled sort that shot and slugged its way through the pages of Black Mask — home base for Dashiell … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Frisco, Lit, News, REH Tagged Black Mask, Eugene Cunningham, Evan Lewis, PulpFest, Raymond Chandler, Robert E. Howard Library, The Shadow, Theodore A. Tinsley, Triggernometry, Walter Gibson
Rediscovered: The Shadow of PulpFest
What do you think, in the photo above shot on the May 8, 2011 tour, I look more like The Shadow and Mike Chomko, swathed in blue, looks more like Superman, right? My hands float, missing the comforting weight of fully-loaded … Continue reading
Posted in Frisco, Lit, News, Tour Tagged Bill Blackbeard, Clint Eastwood, Dirty Harry, Doctor Sax, Evan Lewis, Jack Kerouac, Mike Chomko, PulpFest, Pulps, Tenderloin, The Shadow, Walter Gibson, X-9
Frisco Beat: A Century of Fantômas
Okay, I don’t know how this one got put on the calendar, other than via the interest and tireless efforts of Peter Maravelis, teamed up with a horde of local Fantômas fans and no less than the French Embassy — but … Continue reading
Posted in Frisco, Lit, News Tagged Batman, City Lights, Doctor Sax, Fantomas, Peter Maravelis, PulpFest, Pulps, The Shadow, Walter Gibson