Those finding themselves in San Francisco with a spare three hours might embark on the Dashiell Hammett walking tour. Former Hammett residence 408 Turk, a possible setting for "The House on Turk Street," has been razed, but 580 McAllister, where the Continental Op faced the "Whosis Kid," remains. A stroll to Burritt Street leads to a tasteful plaque commemorating Sam Spade's partner, Miles Archer. The peckish can stop at John's Grill on Ellis Street, where they can order Sam Spade's Chops (lamb chops, baked potato, sliced tomato) and wash it down with a Bloody Brigid. San Francisco, both the physical city and the one of literary imagining, has certainly changed in the 70-odd years since the Continental Op and Spade wandered it, but Dashiell Hammett is still very... More >>>