Monthly Archives: November 2011

Hammett: And “Martha Ivers”

Early this year I gave a notice for Matthew Asprey’s collection of Jack London stories set in San Francisco — and now I hear that he’s jumped fully into the academic world as Dr. Matthew Asprey Gear, Department of Media, … Continue reading

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Two-Gun Bob: A Living Legend

Today they’re tossing a party for Glenn Lord in Texas, to celebrate the father of Robert E. Howard fandom hitting his 80 year milestone on the 17th. Yeah, I kind of wish I was there — I’ve always liked Glenn, who … Continue reading

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Hammett: Another Newspaper Serialization

Okay. This is getting ridiculous. John D. Squires has come across yet another newspaper serialization of a Continental Op story, this time from 1947. You may recall he recently uncovered a 1956 newspaper run for Hammett’s “The Tenth Clew,” prompting … Continue reading

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Sinister Cinema: John Stanley on Cheese Theatre

— and you can read the rest of the description of the most recent book from the long time host of Creature Features on John Stanley’s website, check out what else he’s been up to lately. Among other things I’ve done in the … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Tad Dorgan

The other day I mentioned how I casually had looked Tad Dorgan up online and noticed his connection with boxing — “a hard-boiled cartoonist, no less,” wrote I. Hey, little did I know. A day or two later Terry Zobeck … Continue reading

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Two-Gun Bob: Thundering Hoof Beats

In the review I did this past summer for issue 15 of Two-Gun Raconteur, I mentioned the moment late in 2005 when a couple of new critical anthologies on Robert E. Howard were being prepped for publication in 2006, his centennial year. One … Continue reading

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Posse McMillan: A Hammett Shout-Out from Pelecanos

Our frequent Guest Blogger Terry Zobeck is back, making sure you don’t miss out on a Hammett plug in the new novel by George Pelecanos. Last time I saw George, we were in Philly, he’d snuck in on the edges … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: The Hammett Tour Books!

Jeez. You hang around long enough, cycles pass, and if you’re lucky your once new stuff is ready for rediscovery. Anyway, that’s my thinking after Evan Lewis selected my series of Hammett tour books for a Forgotten Books Friday post. … Continue reading

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Hammett: An American Master

Just noticed that the documentary on Hammett done for the American Masters series in 1999 has shown up in the Edward R. Hamilton remainder catalog for $5.95 a copy — of course, there’s a $3.50 shipping fee (on one or as … Continue reading

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Tour: Nothing Shaking for November

No extra tours set for this month, where you can just show up with a tenspot and walk the walk. Your next shot at that will be Sunday December 18, rain or shine. If it is raining, a hat and … Continue reading

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