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: William F. Nolan
Mort: William F. Nolan
A few days after the fact, word drifted in that William F. Nolan died, age 93, on July 15. I scanned some of the obits, all rightly selecting the science fiction novel Logan’s Run as the book of all his … Continue reading
Hammett: The Lost Interview
For Biography Month, what could Terry Zobeck dig up, with which to startle and amaze? How about a forgotten interview with Hammett, filled with a wealth of biographical detail? Here’s Terry: Hammett didn’t do many major interviews, other than … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Lit, News Tagged "From the Memoirs of a Private Detective", "House Burglary Poor Trade", Black Mask, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Daily Express, Dashiell Hammett: A Casebook, Eve Sanderson, Helen Herbert Foster, James Cooper, John D. Squires, Richard Layman, Secret Agent X-9, Smart Set, Terry Zobeck, The Bookman, William F. Nolan
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
Posted in Dash, Frisco, Lit, News Tagged Ace Atkins, Bill Arney, Bouchercon, Ha-Ra Bar, Hawk, John Law, Philadelphia, Richard Layman, Robert B. Parker, Spenser, Tenderloin, Vince Emery, William F. Nolan