Vince Emery Productions banner Dashiell Hammett Tour photo
The Dashiell Hammett Tour:
Thirtieth Anniversary Guidebook

by Don Herron

Table of Contents



Preface: Back Where I Might Have Been by Jo Hammett

Introduction: Hammett's San Francisco: On The Trail of Sam Spade by Charles Willeford

PART ONE: Dashiell Hammett: A Brief Biography
   Timeline of Hammett's San Francisco Residences

PART TWO: The Dashiell Hammett Tour

Overall Map
Walking Map #1
Driving Map #1


   1. 200 Larkin: Hammett's Reading Room
   2. Civic Center park: Kid's Playground
   3. City Hall: Politics and Murder
   4. 580 McAllister: Whosis Kid Gundown
   5. Redwood Alley: Unexpected Palm Tree
   6. 408 Turk: TB Flare-Up
   7. 620 Eddy: Blackmasking


   The Puzzle of the City Streets

   8. Blanco's: Dain Curse Cuisine
   9. 811 Geary: Stalking Sam Spade
   10. 891 Post: Sam's Place


   The Puzzle of Spade and the Falcon

Walking Map #2
Driving Map #2


   11. 1309 Hyde: Big Knockover
   12. 1155 Leavenworth: Writer at Last
   13. 1201 California: Brigid's Place

   The Puzzle of the Blocked Writer


   14. Dashiell Hammett Street: Street Cred
   15. 20 Monroe: Ad Man
   16. Stockton Tunnel: Death by Night
   17. Burritt Street: Crime Scene

   The Puzzle of the Billboard and the Brick

   18. 111 Sutter: Spade & Archer

Walking Map #3
Driving Map #3


   19. Sir Francisc Drake Hotel: Gunsel and Gutman
   20. St. Francis Hotel: Fatty Arbuckle
   21. Geary Theatre: Pound of Flesh
   22. Clift Hotel: Sherlock Slept Here
   23. Bellevue Hotel: Cairo's Place
   24. Floyd Thursby's Apartment: Dead Gangster
   25. 120 Ellis: Tying the Knot
   26. 114 Powell: Wife to Be
   27. Samuels Street Clock: Diamond Days
   28. 870 Market: Pinkerton's Man

   The Puzzle of the Jobs and the Years

   29. John's Grill: Chop House
   30. Off-Tour Hammett Sites

            Other Hammett Sites Map

            A. Pickwick Hotel: Black Bird Hideaway
            B. Old Mint: Big Knockover Inspiration?
            C. Remedial Loan: Brigid Hocks Her Jewels
            D. Julius Castle: Spade's Other Lunchspot
            E. Waverly Place and Spofford Alley: Chinatown Action
            F. Portsmouth Square: Stevenson Monument
            G & H. Ferry Building and Pier 35: On the Waterfront
            I. Holly Circle: Big Flora's Hideout


AFTERWORD: Notes from Thirty Years Up and Down the Mean Streets


Sources: Annotated Bibliography
Index of Streets and Addresses
Index
About the Writers

Click here for information about this book.

Click here for reviews of this book.

Click here for news about this book.

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; 224 pages. Trade hardcover edition publication date March 16, 2009, $19.95 U.S./$24.95 Canada, Hardcover ISBN 978-0-9725898-7-1
Amazon Kindle ebook ISBN 978-0-9825650-0-1
ePub ebook ISBN 978-0-9725898-9-5
Adobe Acrobat PDF ebook ISBN 978-0-9825650-1-8
.

Order The Dashiell Hammett Tour from your local mystery bookstore, your local independent bookstore, and all major bookstores and online booksellers.

Booksellers order from Independent Publishers Group (IPG), (800) 888-4741, fax (312) 337-5985, orders@ipgbook.com




HomeAbout usContact usWhere to buy


Boring legal stuff: Copyright 2008-2009 Vince Emery Productions. "Vince Emery" is a registered trademark of Vince Emery Productions. "Dashiell Hammett Tour" is a registered trademark and service mark of Don Herron. "Vince Emery Productions," "emerybooks.com," and the Vince Emery signature are trademarks of Vince Emery Productions. So there.