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The Dashiell Hammett Tour

Thirtieth Anniversary Guide (The Ace Performer Collection series)
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Vince Emery Productions
20th Century American Literature, Description And Travel, Literary Criticism, Literature - Classics / Criticism, Mystery & Detective Fiction, Literary Criticism & Collections / Mystery & Detective Fiction, American - General, Literary, United States - West - Pacific (Gen
ContributionsCharles Willeford (Introduction), Jo Hammett (Preface)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11797570M
ISBN 100972589872
ISBN 139780972589871
OCLC/WorldCa317128230

In 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.

Don Herron is the author of The Dark Barbarian, The Literary World of San Francisco, and has led the Dashiell Hammett Tour in San Francisco since He lives in San Francisco.

Jo Hammett is the author of the Edgar award–nominated biography Dashiell Hammett: A Daughter served as the editorial advisor for Selected Cited by: 1.

This is a great, nerdy, self-published walking tour of important landmarks in the life and writing of Dashiell Hammett. While it does get a little too detailed at times, with deep discussions of which window looks over which street, in general it is a fun, thorough walking tour with great photos and wonderful stories/5.

I did the tour with Hammett authority Don Herron. Don wrote The Dashiell Hammett Tour book and has personally hosted the tour for 40 years now.

If you are a Dashiell Hammett fan you NEED to do Don’s tour. You can just follow the maps in the book but Don adds so much more than 5/5(5). Early Years. Dashiell Hammett was born in St.

Mary's County, Maryland, onand went on to drop out of school around age Growing up Born: Inthirty years after the first slim edition of The Dashiell Hammett Tour saw print, Vince Emery released the best version of the tour book ever in his ongoing Ace Performer Series, dedicated to works by and about the author of The Maltese you roll into town on one of the many days when I’m not personally leading a walk, you can self-guide yourself up and.

Dashiell Hammett had a very eventful life. Born in in Maryland, USA, he spent most of his childhood in Baltimore and Philadelphia. After dropping out of school at the age of 13, he eventually landed a job in the Pinkerton National Detective Agency where he worked for 7 years.

Don is really an expert on the life and literary merits of Dashiell Hammett, especially the works he produced while a resident of this beautiful city by the bay.

Over the many years that Don has guided this tour, he has uncovered (and willingly shares) many fascinating facts and factoids about Hammett and s San Francisco/5(3).

The Dashiell Hammett Tour: A Guidebook by Don Herron and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Dashiell Hammett tour. [Don Herron] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help.

Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Dashiell Hammett; Dashiell Hammett: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Don Herron. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: The Maltese Falcon is a detective novel by American writer Dashiell Hammett, originally serialized in the magazine Black Mask beginning with the September issue.

The story is told entirely in external third-person narrative; there is no description whatever of any character's internal thoughts or feelings, only what they say and do, and how they : Detective fiction.

Genre/Form: Guidebooks Tours: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Herron, Don. Dashiell Hammett tour. San Francisco: City Lights Books, © The Dashiell Hammett Tour is the fourth title in The Ace Performer Collection, a new series of books by and about Dashiell Hammett, crowned "the ace performer" by his disciple Raymond Chandler.

8 maps, 2 illustrations, 60 photographs; pages.

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Don Herron is the author of The Dark Barbarian, The Literary World of San Francisco, and has led the Dashiell Hammett Tour in San Francisco since He lives in San Francisco. Jo Hammett is the author of the Edgar award–nominated biography Dashiell Hammett: A Daughter served as the editorial advisor for Selected Author: Don Herron.

I did the tour with Hammett authority Don Herron. Don wrote The Dashiell Hammett Tour book and has personally hosted the tour for 40 years now. If you are a Dashiell Hammett fan you NEED to do Don’s tour. You can just follow the maps in the book but Don adds so much more than 5 TripAdvisor reviews.

Dashiell Hammett () was an American author of hardboiled crime fiction. He is best known for creating the characters Sam Spade, Nick & Nora Charles and the Continental Op. Before becoming an author, Hammett was a Pinkerton agent, which he drew upon as an author. Don Herron has led a Dashiell Hammett tour for nigh on 30 years, but he didn't get the full weight of it until recently, when he borrowed the key to Post St., Apt.and sat up all night Author: Sam Whiting.

An elegant figure with a real background as a private eye, Hammett pioneered hard-boiled fiction with his plain-spoken dialogue and classic characters such as Sam Spade, Nick Charles, and the Continental Op.

Opening the door for a slew of imitators, Hammett left an indelible mark with a relatively short body of work. The Dashiell Hammett Tour: Guidebook Don Herron, Author, Charles Willeford, Introduction by, Mike Humbert, Contribution by Vince Emery Productions $ (p) ISBN.

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Lovers of Hammett rejoice. The long out of print Dashiell Hammett tour book is back. Thanks to Vince Emmory Editions, a brand new, gorgeously produced, and reasonably priced 30th anniversary edition has now hit the shelves of City Lights.

San Francisco Tourism; San Francisco Hotels; Bed and Breakfast San Francisco; San Francisco Holiday Rentals; Flights to San Francisco; San Francisco Restaurants5/5(5). Dashiell Hammett is best known for writing The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man, and creating the iconic private eye Sam no nonsense crime writing will never be forgotten but Hammett, who died 50 years ago this week, led a fascinating life of drama and intrigue.

In this expanded and revised thirtieth-anniversary edition, Don Herron’s The Dashiell Hammett Tour guides you over the fog-shrouded hills stalked by Sam Spade, the Continental Op, and other legendary characters created by San Francisco’s most famous mystery writer, Dashiell Francisco Examiner: “Hammett shows San Francisco at its most glamorous.

On The Same Page’s blogger has in her hand right now, this wonderful book.(Also available on Kindle.)Yes, this is a library book, so you may certainly contact your branch and place a request. Note that title–The Dashiell Hammett Tour Thirtieth Anniversary Guidebook. Thirtieth. Yes, Don Herron organized and began guiding his three hour, hilly, trench-coated, fedora-topped tour of.

Hotels near Dashiell Hammett Tour, San Francisco on Tripadvisor: F traveler reviews, 62, candid photos, and prices for 30 hotels near Dashiell Hammett Tour in San Francisco, CA.

DASHIELL HAMMETT (), is the unquestioned master of detective-story fiction in America, and is universally recognized as a literary pioneer of the highest distinction.

Among his many works of noir fiction are Red Harvest (), The Dain C. The Maltese Falcon Book Discussion Join Book-It and Queen Anne Book Company patrons for a discussion about The Maltese Falcon Wednesday, Janu 6 – 7pm, at Queen Anne Books, Queen Anne Avenue North.

Free and open to the public. A Conversation with Dashiell Hammett’s Granddaughter. Dashiell Hammett is indelibly linked to both San Francisco, where he lived for most of the s, and noir.

He is pictured here in Hollywood in   You don’t need the ponderous and academic to explain the fun away. Few reading experiences equal going through the Ops in order, so knock yourself out.

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(Dec.)Don Herron has led the Dashiell Hammett Tour in San Francisco for 40 years and is the author of Willeford, a biography. Publishers WeeklyBrand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. At other times, he serves as a tour guide, linking real-life locales to the fictional work and drawing heavily on Don Herron’s famous Dashiell Hammett walking tour of Author: Art Taylor.

The Dashiell Hammett Tour: Thirtieth Anniversary Guidebook (The Ace Performer Collection series) Don Herron Expanded and revised, this 30th-anniversary edition guides readers over the fog-shrouded hills stalked by Sam Spade, the Continental Op, and other legendary characters created by San Francisco’s most famous mystery writer, Dashiell Hammett.Dashiell Hammett’s tour de force of detective fiction combines an airtight plot, authentically venal characters, and writing of telegraphic crispness.

A one-time detective and a master of deft understatement, Hammett invented the noir crime novel.The father of hard-boiled detective fiction, whose five novels got the Library of America treatment innow returns in two dozen stories and three related items: the early version of The Thin Man, first published in Nightmare Town (); a series of 29 one-sentence vignettes from his days as a Pinkerton detective; and 24 brief suggestions for writers of detective fiction.

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