By Appointment: Let’s say you’ve got a book club and want to do a tour by appointment, because this month you’re all reading The Maltese Falcon — sure, why not? If I’m not out of town or doing something else on the specific date you have in mind, arranging a walk ought to be easy. But you need to hit a minimum of $250 to entice me away from my noir lair, to slap on the gumshoes and hit the mean streets. To work something out, just email — email@example.com — and we can juggle details.
Extra Walks: Obviously $250 is a lot to shell out for just one or two people who may be rolling into town, and I am somewhat sympathetic to longtime Hammett fans who are making their first pilgrimage to San Francisco — even people flying in from as far off as Europe or Australia who may never get a chance to come back. If you let me know at least a month in advance — so I have adequate lead time to announce the walk on this website — I may pick your date for tossing in an extra tour on a Sunday where anyone who wants can show up and take it, $20 per person.
Below, checking out the plaque on 891 Post with a group-by-appointment — in this case Sisters in Crime — August 5, 2017: