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.
Don Herron (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 (Contributor)
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 (Contributor)
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.