Monthly Archives: April 2012

Hammett: Tweet, Tweet

Naw, I’m not going on Twitter, or Facebook —- maybe I’ll be forced to do the next thing that comes along after those formats have run their course, if there’s no way around it. But that doesn’t mean I’m not … Continue reading

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Death Lit: The Torch is Passed, Kakonis to Levison

You have to poke around some on this site to find it, but if you do there’s an enthusiastic endorsement for the crime novels of Tom Kakonis. And I guess some people may surf right in to that page, because Kakonis’s … Continue reading

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Hammett: The Guest Blogger “Business”

If you remember the spectacular debut of Terry Zobeck on the Guest Blogging scene here last year — only the tip of the iceberg — you won’t be surprised to see that he has surfed over to the Library of America for a … Continue reading

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Tour: No Kindle No More

Lately I’ve been reading various books on Kindle, figuring I may as well keep kind of current — and I enjoy that science fiction vibe of doing a reread on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ A Princess of Mars exactly one hundred … Continue reading

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Hammett: Another Bio in the Works (Plus More on John Carter of Mars)

Just got a note from Nathan Ward, author of the quite hard-boiled Dark Harbor, a history of the head-busting and mayhem that ruled the New York docks and provided the back story for Brando to chew the scenery in On the … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: The Bad Plus, Plus Crime

Out of the blue I got a note from Ethan Iverson of The Bad Plus, who’ll be in town this weekend for six shows in Yoshi’s Jack London Square, and wants to get together and talk Willeford. Sure. The guy’s … Continue reading

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Hammett: “The Vicious Circle”

Fresh off his dive into the archives in the Library of Congress, Terry Zobeck is back with a new set of pure text corrections for one of Hammett’s earliest stories — he apologises for the cover image of the issue … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: E. Hoffmann Price

Will Hart has been piling up a Visual-Bibliography for the prolific pulp fictioneer Edgar Hoffmann Price on Flickr — photos, colorful magazine covers, some stories and letters. If you’ve gumshoed along on the Hammett tour, chances are good that you’ve … Continue reading

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