Tag Archives: Library of America

Rediscovered: Willeford’s Pick-Up, from Cult to Canon

Just got a notice that the Library of America eBook of Pick-Up — usually tagged at $6.99 — is yours for $2.99 for two weeks. You’ll have to figure out the hoops you need to jump through to grab the … Continue reading

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Hammett: “Slippery Fingers”

Guess who’s back with another installment of Zobeck: Series Two? You got it. And here’s Terry Zobeck:   The other day, Don sent me a link to a piece by Francis M. Nevins on the Mystery File blog that mentions … Continue reading

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Hammett: “The Nails in Mr. Cayterer”

Remember the fireworks going off boom! and bang! a couple of days ago? As I watched the explosions I was thinking, yeah, if they only knew that Terry Zobeck was about to finish off — complete, fini — his now … Continue reading

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Hammett: “Corkscrew”

Thanksgiving — the day of bounty, and plenty of it. I wonder, do we have any bounty to strew Up and Down These Mean Streets? How about The Return of Terry Zobeck? — who in a race to the finish with his coverage … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Becoming Legends

Fritz Leiber, subject of the tour coming up this Sunday, was alive for much of the time I’ve been doing walks. Some of you may remember Hammett tours when we reached 811 Geary Street and did the blurb on Fritz and Our Lady … Continue reading

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Hammett: The Complete Op

Say what you will about Frederic Dannay — and we’ve said so much about him on this site that his name is threatening to take over the Tag Cloud — but at least in his ten collections of Hammett’s shorter fiction … Continue reading

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Hammett: “You’ve Never Read Hammett!”

A few years ago I was in the now gone “M” Is For Mystery Bookstore for a talk. Near the end of the remarks the speaker — kind of an absurd little guy — suddenly remembered that the collection Crime Stories … Continue reading

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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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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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Hammett: “This King Business” News

Our frequent Guest Blogger Terry Zobeck pops back with some swell news — if you might wonder why you’d want to have the third edition of a book on your hard-boiled shelf over the first edition, read on. I started … Continue reading

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