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: Zane Grey Pueblo
Rediscovered: Literary Homes, on the Block
Surfing around in Bill Crider’s Pop Culture blog the other day, I noticed a link to an article about no less than eight literary homes being up for sale at the moment. I’d seen separate articles about Ray Bradbury’s long … Continue reading
Rediscovered: Further Smackdown for Zane Grey!
Who knew that my brief account of visiting the Zane Grey Pueblo on Santa Catalina would rouse my occasional Guest Blogger Brian Leno to relive a dreaded literary memory, and follow me into the ring to beat up some on … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, REH Tagged August Derleth, Brian Leno, Cynthia Anne Parker, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Frederick Russell Burnham, Graham-Tewksbury Feud, H. L. Mencken, H. Rider Haggard, Lovecraft, Mormons, Nook, Pleasant Valley War, Quanah Parker, Real West, Robert E. Howard Library, Sax Rohmer, Steve Eng, The Dark Barbarian, Tom Horn, Zane Grey, Zane Grey Pueblo
Two-Gun Bob: The Shadow of Zane Grey
In the section on Robert E. Howard’s Library in The Dark Barbarian from 1984, Steve Eng pointed out that “A look at the volumes of poetry may discover lines that are echoed in Howard’s verse.” True enough. And you also … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, REH Tagged August Derleth, Charles Siringo, John Wesley Hardin, Kindle, Robert E. Howard Library, Steve Eng, Tevis Clyde Smith, The Dark Barbarian, Zane Grey, Zane Grey Pueblo
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
Rediscovered: Zane Grey
My recent trip down to Musso & Frank and the link yesterday to my guidebook The Literary World of San Francisco remind me that I’ve been meaning to blurb the Zane Grey Pueblo Hotel on Catalina Island for awhile now. I’ve … Continue reading
Posted in Film, Lit, REH, Willeford Tagged Donald Sidney-Fryer, literary homes, Literary World of San Francisco, Musso & Frank, Zane Grey, Zane Grey Pueblo