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.”
Category Archives: REH
Eighty-one years ago today the Texas pulpster Robert E. Howard killed himself at the age of thirty. To commemorate the date, let’s bring Brian Leno back into the ring to talk about one of Howard’s predictions on boxing, one of … Continue reading
John D. Haefele told me I was way off the other day when I said that one of his chapters in the upcoming Lovecraft: The Great Tales ran 50,000 words, at least in rough draft. He figured it probably was … Continue reading
In recent months I’ve been having a fast and furious round of email discussions with Kevin Cook, and I managed to turn him into another huge fan of the excellent San Francisco mystery The Man With My Face by Samuel … Continue reading
And how about another new Guest Blogger dipping his toes into the Mean Streets waters? Today we feature Kevin Cook with a brief review of the academic litcrit collection The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales, which originally ran in his zine … Continue reading
Courtesy Leo Grin, the shot above first appeared (in b&w) in The Cimmerian V1n3 for August 2004 — showing Bob Weinberg gleefully enacting the abduction of the 1937 edition of A Gent from Bear Creek from the Robert E. Howard … Continue reading
From the far reaches of Bismarck, North Dakota, our good buddy and occasional Guest Blogger Brian Leno got a sudden urge to ERB a bit for the Mean Streets. Why not? And you know Brian and his collections — he sent … Continue reading
Man, no one could translate the fiction of Robert E. Howard into an image like Frank Frazetta! — as above, in his painting for the Lancer paperback of the novel Conan the Conqueror, and in pretty much every other Howardian image … Continue reading
— but loses Best Fan Writer Hugo to Mike Glyer, the guy who does the newszine File 770. Maybe next year. But Morgan knocked the hell out of Noah Ward. At least I think that’s what happened. If you want … Continue reading
If I don’t have the dates all messed up, I think tonight we learn whether or not Morgan “The Morgman” Holmes goes from Hugo Nominee to Hugo WINNER! And good luck, Morgan. As a scholar of decades standing in the … Continue reading