I’ve got to give Vince Emery credit for his job publishing the newest edition of the Hammett Tour book — and he tells me that he has taken out a banner ad for the trade paperback printing over on the Thrilling Detective website. Promotion, relentless promotion. . . .
You can surf over to Thrilling Detective and kill off many days poking around in the features and links, almost a one-stop shop for Private Eye stuff. I’m particularly fond of it after some anonymous voter circa 2002 selected my “Mr. Hunt” story from Measures of Poison as best of the year, with the comment: “The best Continental Op story Hammett never wrote.”