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.
Plugged by Tom Nolan in The Wall St. Journal.
Includes the first “Mr. Hunt” story, “Knives in the Dark.”
Monthly Archives: December 2011
Just got an email from Steve Snow about the burst of Jim Thompson-related posts I did in October. Steve writes: I enjoyed your Hammett site, and wanted to pass on a few notes about Jim Thompson. He lived at 1922 North Whitley … Continue reading
I got a Xmas card from Bill Arney — a.k.a. The Voice of Noir — which asked if I had seen the trailer for the tenth anniversary of the Noir City film festival. Turns out it was shot in Sam Spade’s … Continue reading
Months ago I thought about mentioning Lee Breakiron’s two part history of the Robert E. Howard zines released by Damon Sasser, but the links weren’t working for me. Now they are, opening up PDFs (give it a moment if you’ve got a slow … Continue reading
From Scotland, Steven Meikle lets us know that the Op made the cut in a roster of deductive sleuths, inspired by the new Sherlock Holmes film from Guy Ritchie — second on the list, from The Observer. Yeah, he was … Continue reading
Rain or shine. Sunday December 18. Noon. Meet near the “L” sculpture. Last walk this year. If interested, bring a tenspot, and hit the mean streets.