The web's most extensive site about the creator of Sam Spade, the Thin Man, and the

Continental Op.  Includes a biography, exclusive interviews, lots of book cover art, and much more!

Anyone interested in Dashiell Hammett's work  will enjoy a visit to Mike Humbert's website.”

—Detectives Beyond Borders Blog Spot


A huge celebration of The City by the Bay, spotlighting

the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, North Beach,

and much, much more!

With an abundance of photos!


A detailed overview of the Frankenstein Monster's eight appearances in Universal Studio's classic horror films of the 1930s and 1940s.



As a kid, I seldom missed "Creature Features" on Channel 2.

Fast forward 40-or-so years, and see where it led!




A tribute to my late father, a true renaissance man.


As it turns out, I’m not the only Mike Humbert on the Internet–not by a longshot!

So... Just to be clear, I’m not Mike Humbert, the drummer of Steelheart.

Nor am I the owner of Humbert Sanitary Service in North Canton, Ohio.

I’ve never been to Geneva Switzerland, so I couldn’t be this Mike Humbert (but his website sure does have a cool logo!)

And I’ve never worked for the Greenville County, South Carolina school system, so I must not be that Mike Humbert, either, nor am I Mike Humbert, the Colorado Libertarian.


As to who I am, well, that’s another story... broken up into the following more-or-less unrelated sections:


The Dashiell Hammett Tour: Thirtieth Anniversary Guidebook, by Don Herron (click here)

Discovering The Maltese Falcon and Sam Spade, edited by Richard Layman (click here)

TV Party (Television’s Untold Tales!), by Billy Ingram (click here)

Market Street! By Mike Humbert (coming soon!)

Crazy About San Francisco! By Mike Humbert (coming soon!)


Up From the Deep: The Hotel Project (click here)

Dancing on Thin Ice (click here)

Up and Down These Mean Streets (click here)

Vince Emery Productions (click here)

Flick Nation (click here)

Abstract Metropolis (click here)

The San Francisco Chronicle online (click here)

Noir City Film Festival (click here)





Yeah, I’m on facebbok. But I don’t do FarmVille!


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