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 Hope Hodgson
Rediscovered: A Cyclopean Memorial to Lovecraft
Brian Leno timed this one nicely! I thought he might take another week or two for a formal (or as formal as Leno gets) review of Lovecraft: The Great Tales. But no. For the eighty-fourth anniversary of the death of … Continue reading
Posted in Lit Tagged Brian Leno, Farnsworth Wright, John D. Haefele, Lovecraft, Robert W. Chambers, William Hope Hodgson
Rediscovered: So Far, So Good
I told Brian Leno he could do a formal review for Mean Streets of John D. Haefele’s Lovecraft: The Great Tales whenever he finishes. But of course, no one will be sitting down and reading that monster of litcrit in … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, REH Tagged A. Merritt, Brian Leno, Clark Ashton Smith, Farnsworth Wright, Frank Owen, Hazel Heald, Henry S. Whitehead, John D. Haefele, Lovecraft, Rob Roehm, S.T. Joshi, Weird Tales, William Hope Hodgson
Rediscovered: Philip “Fungus” Fisher
For Autograph Hound Saturday our resident Autograph Hound Brian Leno trots out yet another signature from his not inconsiderable holdings. Brian says: “Philip M. Fisher, Jr., is not a name that immediately comes to mind when collectors talk of the … Continue reading