The shot above may be of interest to people who’ve never taken the tour, never been in San Francisco — it looks west up Bush from the parapet above the Stockton tunnel and shows where Dashiell Hammett Street meets Bush. Just above Mike Humbert’s left shoulder (that’s Mike Humbert with left shoulder visible). The red banners on the Vintage Court hang on the far side of Dashiell Hammett Street (where this etched-in-concrete wording may be found). The street sign on the near side of Dashiell Hammett Street is obscured by the small round tree — here’s a shot from the other side, looking east down Bush.
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.”