Follow the drop-down menu to check out covers and data on some of the books most associated with Don. The Vince Emery edition of The Dashiell Hammett Tour Book is the only title currently in print in the form of an actual book, but anyone interested can track down physical copies of Willeford, The Dark Barbarian or The Literary World of San Francisco on ABEbooks and other sites — some of the titles are still fairly inexpensive, others have begun cloaking themselves in collectors dollars. Meanwhile, eBook incarnations make the texts of several items available on the cheap.
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.”