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The Dashiell Hammett Tour: Thirtieth Anniversary Guide (Ace Performer Collection)

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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 Franciscos most famous mystery writer, Dashiell Hammett. Detailing locations of interest, including all of Hammetts known residences and the majority of settings from The Maltese Falcon, this guidebook contains maps, self-guided tours, and photographs of Hammett-related locations from both then and now. A new preface by Jo Hammett, the detective writers daughter and Edgar Award–nominated writer, is also included.

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"Hammett fans, whether or not they have taken the Dashiell Hammett walking tour that Herron has been conducting in San Francisco since 1977, will welcome this 30th anniversay edition of the guidebook. Herron has a deep reservoir of knowledge of the life of the father of the hard-boiled detective genre, as suggested by the biographical essay that constitutes part one. Part two lays out the itinerary of Herron's tours, including Burritt Street, where a plaque commemorates the first murder in The Maltese Falcon-that of Sam Spade's partner, Miles Archer. In the book's preface, Jo Hammett, Hammett's daughter, reminiscences about taking Herron's tour. The late Charles Willeford's introduction still remains relevant, though as Herron points out in an informative new afterword, Willeford garbled Herron's own biographical details. Admirers of Herron's biography of the cult crime writer, Willeford (1997), will be interested to learn that he met Willeford, whom he had never heard of before, when Willeford took the tour in 1984. Illustrated with maps and photos throughout, this volume will appeal not just to students of Hammett but to anyone curious about the relation between a writer's life and his work." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Don Herron is the author of The Dark Barbarian, The Literary World of San Francisco, and Willeford. He has led the Dashiell Hammett Tour in San Francisco since 1977. He lives in San Francisco. Charles Willeford is the author of 16 novels, including the best-selling Hoke Moseley hardboiled detective series. He was literary critic for The Miami Herald and taught at the University of Miami. He died in 1988. Jo Hammett is the author of the Edgar award-nominated biography Dashiell Hammett: A Daughter Remembers. She served as the editorial advisor for Selected Letters of Dashiell Hammett. She lives in Los Angeles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780972589871
Author:
Herron, Don
Publisher:
Vince Emery Productions
Preface:
Hammett, Jo
Introduction by:
Willeford, Charles
Introduction:
Willeford, Charles
Foreword:
Willeford, Charles
Contribution by:
Humbert, Mike
Contribution:
Humbert, Mike
Author:
Hammett, Jo
Author:
Willeford, Charles
Subject:
Mystery & Detective Fiction
Subject:
United States - West - Pacific (General)
Subject:
General
Subject:
United States - Pacific - San Francisco
Subject:
Americana-San Francisco
Edition Description:
30th Anniversary Edition
Series:
The Ace Performer Collection series
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.5 x 4.5 in 0.79 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Hammett fans, whether or not they have taken the Dashiell Hammett walking tour that Herron has been conducting in San Francisco since 1977, will welcome this 30th anniversay edition of the guidebook. Herron has a deep reservoir of knowledge of the life of the father of the hard-boiled detective genre, as suggested by the biographical essay that constitutes part one. Part two lays out the itinerary of Herron's tours, including Burritt Street, where a plaque commemorates the first murder in The Maltese Falcon-that of Sam Spade's partner, Miles Archer. In the book's preface, Jo Hammett, Hammett's daughter, reminiscences about taking Herron's tour. The late Charles Willeford's introduction still remains relevant, though as Herron points out in an informative new afterword, Willeford garbled Herron's own biographical details. Admirers of Herron's biography of the cult crime writer, Willeford (1997), will be interested to learn that he met Willeford, whom he had never heard of before, when Willeford took the tour in 1984. Illustrated with maps and photos throughout, this volume will appeal not just to students of Hammett but to anyone curious about the relation between a writer's life and his work." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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