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.”
Tag Archives: Brian Leno
“Mr. Howard usually approaches his stories from the racial standpoint, if you may call it that. That is, human races, and especially those of long ago.” Yeah, the great tribal drifts, the sort of thing I got into in my … Continue reading
I was sitting around, minding my own business, thinking about the closest brushes with death I had back in the days of The San Francisco Suicide Club (1977-1982). When suddenly into the Inbox hops Scott Connors, exclaiming: “Found another one!” … Continue reading
Brian Leno is going nuts with this Robert E. Howard stuff — and more power to him. He just sent me this postscript to one of his groundbreaking essays in The Cimmerian. If you don’t have a solid collection of … Continue reading
Brian Leno has unleased a flood of breaking news stories on the suicide of Robert E. Howard, who shot himself in the head and lingered for hours before death. Scott Connors just popped in the notice above, which he found … Continue reading
Continuing to poke around in the Texas newsprint of yesteryear, Brian Leno found another notice that Robert E. Howard had shot himself in the head, but remained alive, to go along with the one he found the other day. “Just … Continue reading
Brian Leno was the first ever Guest Blogger on this site courtesy his Jack the Ripper expertise, and he’s back today talking about another of his interests, the Texas writer Robert E. Howard. You’ll find some of Brian’s excellent litcrit on … Continue reading
Los Angeles subway work uncovers array of Ice Age fossils A Tribute Moment to Bill Crider and his fun blog. Where will I get all the news on mammoths, crocs and gators now? Hat tip to Brian Leno.
For some of us, Robert E. Howard is nonpareil — which my India paper copy of Webster’s Third says is “Something of unequaled excellence; a nonesuch; a paragon,” and, while you might not think of it, is a word “often … Continue reading
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