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: Jeopardy!
Terry Zobeck just read the most recent post about a Hammett question on Jeopardy! To the statement about the PI hired by the “fragrant Miss Wonderly” Terry says, “I wonder what Alex would have said if one of the contestants had … Continue reading
And good old Jeopardy! has hit the Hammett Clew Pile again! April 5, the category Avian Literature — you don’t have to be an expert in hard-boiled lit to just yell out “The Maltese Falcon!” before any hints get dropped. … Continue reading
Noticed that Hammett made the cut for Jeopardy! one more time last year. December 13. The Double Jeopardy! Round. Category: Books of the 1930s. The $1200 clew: “The title of this book that spawned several movies didn’t refer to its … Continue reading
As I was just reporting, Jeopardy! didn’t have any Hammett clews in March — but they snuck in another Up and Down These Mean Streets favorite that was much more of a surprise. March 31, snowballing toward Final Jeopardy, with a … Continue reading
Remember that just in January I mentioned that the quiz show Jeopardy! seemed to be using Hammett and his works more and more often for clews? On February 19 they struck again! Category: Literary Quotes. The $1000 slot. Statement: “This … Continue reading
Before I forget to mention it, yet another entry in the ongoing saga of the quiz show Jeopardy! riffling through Hammett’s life and work for clews. He’s not as much of a constant as the Periodic Table of Elements or … Continue reading
In July I reported on Hammett showing up in another round of Jeopardy! and said: Will they eventually run out of Hammett clews — or is “Who is Dashiell Hammett?” an endless source? I wasn’t worried about the well running dry. You’ve … Continue reading
As I’ve reported on a few times, the quiz show Jeopardy! just loves Hammett trivia. On Wednesday June 24 our favorite gumshoe/crime writer popped up again in the category A Bit About Authors, the $2000 clew: For refusing to testify … Continue reading
Oh, yeah — on the episode of Jeopardy! broadcast on January 9, a category in the Double Jeopardy! round was titled Arlington National Cemetery. The $2000 clew (supposedly the most difficult) read: A veteran of both world wars, this creator … Continue reading