THIRTY YEARS DOWN
Other than some groups by appointment, no gumshoes are hitting the pavement of the mean streets this month, as thirty years eases quietly past — with year thirty-one to follow. The plans by Vince Emery to publish a completely revised and updated edition of the long out-of-print Dashiell Hammett Tour book are still rolling, don’t sweat it, although Vince got set back a few steps, delaying the release date until next year. When it is ready, we’ll let you know. Plus it looks as if Don’s neo-Black Mask story from Measures of Poison is poised for reprint in a more affordable trade paperback, for folk who haven’t had a chance to read it as yet. And at this moment Don is busy doing a short article about Charles Willeford and Dennis McMillan, some info never before seen in print, for the program book of Noir Con I — since Dennis will be a Guest of Honor at that gathering, it looks as if Don will be jumping on a plane for Philly in April 2008 to pay proper respect and ride around with McMillan posse.