The Dashiell Hammett Tour (Paperback)
Vince Emery Productions, 9780982565087, 214pp.
Publication Date: December 1, 2010
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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 Francisco's most famous mystery writer, Dashiell Hammett. Detailing locations of interest, including all of Hammett's 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 writer's daughter and Edgar Award-nominated writer, is also included.
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. 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. Charles Willeford was the author of 16 novels, including the bestselling Hoke Moseley series. He was literary critic for the Miami Herald and taught at the University of Miami.
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