GOLDEN GATE MYSTERIES: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CRIME FICTION
SET IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

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Aaron, Chester |author info|
Whispers. Burnaby, B.C.: Zumaya Publications, 2004; Austin, Tex.: Zumaya Enigma, 2009.
    | setting: East Bay | tpo | summary | find it |
Murder by metaphor. Austin, Tex.: Zumaya Enigma, 2009.
    | setting: San Francisco | tpo | find it |

Abbott, Jeff.
Downfall. New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2013.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Sam Capra | find it |

Abbott, Keith.
Rhino Ritz: an American mystery. Berkeley: Blue Wind Press, 1979.
    | setting: San Francisco; Paris | find it |

Abramo, J. L. |author info|
Catching water in a net. New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2001.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Jake Diamond | summary | find it |
Clutching at straws. New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2003.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Jake Diamond | summary | find it |
Counting to infinity. New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2004.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Jake Diamond | summary | find it |

Abramson, Mark |author info|
Beach reading. Maple Shade, N.J.: Lethe Press, 2008.
    | setting: San Francisco (Castro) | series character: Tim Snow (Beach reading series 1) | tpo | find it |
Cold serial murder. Maple Shade, N.J.: Lethe Press, 2009.
    | setting: San Francisco (Castro) | series character: Tim Snow (Beach reading series 2) | tpo | find it |
Russian River rat. Maple Shade, N.J.: Lethe Press, 2009.
    | setting: San Francisco (Castro), Russian River Region | series character: Tim Snow (Beach reading series 3) | tpo | find it |
Snowman. Maple Shade, N.J.: Lethe Press, 2010.
    | setting: San Francisco (Castro) | series character: Tim Snow (Beach reading series 4) | tpo | find it |
Wedding season. Maple Shade, N.J.: Lethe Press, 2011.
    | setting: San Francisco (Castro) | series character: Tim Snow (Beach reading series 5) | tpo | summary | find it |
California dreamers. Maple Shade, N.J.: Lethe Press, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco (Castro) | series character: Tim Snow (Beach reading series 6) | tpo | summary | find it |
Love rules. Maple Shade, N.J.: Lethe Press, 2013.
    | setting: San Francisco (Castro) | series character: Tim Snow (Beach reading series 7) | tpo | find it |

Acker, Rick |author info|
The lost treasure of Fernando Montoya. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Kregel Publications, 2003.
    | setting: San Francisco | series characters: Arthur and Kristin Davis (The Davis Detective Mysteries 2) | juvenile | summary | find it |

Adams, Alina. |author info|
Murder on ice. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2002.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Bex Levy (A figure skating mystery 1) | pbo | summary | find it |

Adams, Chandra. |author info|
Shades of retribution. Vallejo, Calif.: Adrolite Press, 2004.
    | setting: Oakland | tpo | find it |

Adams, Cleve F. |author info|
Up jumped the devil. New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1943.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Rex McBride | Baird & Greenwood 13; Hubin; Herron | summary | find it |

Addonizio, Kim. |author info|
My dreams out in the street. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2007.
    | setting: San Francisco | summary | find it |

Adler, Elizabeth.
The secret of the Villa Mimosa. New York: Delacorte Press, 1995.

Aiken, Albert W. |author info|
The Frisco detective, or, The Golden Gate find: a story of five millions of dollars. New York: Banner Weekly, nos. 163-175, 1885-1886. [dime novel] |summary|

Aiken, Ednah.
If today be sweet. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1923.
Love and I. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1928.
    | setting: San Francisco | summary | find it |

Alexander, Brandon. |series info|
Kiss of darkness. New York: Pocket Pulse, 2000. [pbo; based on the television series Charmed, created by Constance M. Burge]

Alexander, Jan.
The jade figurines. New York: Curtis Books, 1973. [pbo]

Alexander, Karl. |author info|
Time after time. New York: Delacorte Press, 1979.
    | setting: San Francisco, London | science fiction (time travel) | Hubin | find it |

Allan, Joan.
Who’s on first? New York: Kensington Publishing Corp., 1979. [pbo]

Allende, Isabel.
Ripper. New York: Harper, 2014.
    | setting: San Francisco | find it |

Allison, Jennifer. |author info|
Gilda Joyce, pyschic investigator. New York: Sleuth/Dutton, 2005. [juvenile] |summary|

Alverson, Charles. |author info|
Goodey’s last stand. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1975.
    | setting: San Francisco (North Beach, Chinatown) | series character: Joe Goodey | Hubin; Herron; 1001 Midnights p. 17-18 | summary | find it |
Not sleeping, just dead. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1977.
    | setting: San Francisco, Monterey County | series character: Joe Goodey | Herron | summary | find it |

Amo, Thomas.
An apple for Zoë. Book I, The forsaken. [United States]: Gothic Twist Publishing, 2011.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Thmoas James | paranormal | tpo | summary | find it |

Anderson, Clay.
The black rose murder and other cases. Hercules, Calif.: Black Galaxy Publications, 2006. [tpo] |summary|

Anderson, Jack Albin.
The society ball murders. New York: Walker and Company, 1990. |summary|

Anderson, Poul. |author info|
Perish by the sword. New York: Macmillan, 1959.
Murder in black letter. New York: Macmillan, 1960.
Murder bound. New York: Macmillan, 1962.

Anderson-Minshall, Diane, and Jacob Anderson-Minshall. |author info|
Blind curves. New York: Bold Strokes Books, 2007. [tpo] |summary|
Blind leap. New York: Bold Strokes Books, 2007. [tpo] |summary|
Blind faith. New York: Bold Strokes Books, 2008. [tpo]

Andreopoulos, Spyros. |see Dong, Eugene]

Andrews, Brian T.
Knife under fire. San Francisco: Caduceus Press/Custom & Ltd. Editions, 1993.

Anonymous.
Belfry murders of San Francisco, or, The strangest crime of a century. New York: Munro, July 20, 1895. [dime novel] |summary|

Anonymous (“A Californian”).
The mysteries and miseries of San Francisco. New-York: Garrett & Co., Publishers, 1853. |summary|

Anonymous (Rev. P. Shelden Drury, editor).
The startling and thrilling narrative of the dark and terrible deeds of Henry Madison, and his associate and accomplice, Miss Ella Stevens, who was executed by the Vigilance Committee of San Francisco, on the 20th September last. Cincinnati: Barclay & Co., 1857. [dime novel] |summary|

Anonymous.
3,000 miles by freight, or, The mystery of a piano box. New York: Street & Smith, [n.d.] [dime novel] |summary|

Antoncich, Betty.
The mystery of the Chinatown pearls. New York: D. McKay, 1965.

Archer, Frank. [Richard O’Connor] |author info|
The Malabang Pearl. Garden City, N.Y.: Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1964.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Joe Delaney | Baird & Greenwood 1931; Hubin | summary | find it |
The widow watchers. Garden City, N.Y.: Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1965.
The turquoise spike. New York: Fawcett Gold Medal, 1967. [pbo]

Archer, Miles. [Richard Posner] |author info|
Too many spies spoil a case. Clocktower Books, 2000.
    | setting: San Francisco (1970s) | series character: Doug McCool | tpo |
The emerald triangle. NovelBooks, Inc., 2003.
    | setting: San Francisco (1974) | series character: Doug McCool | tpo |

Aresbys, The. [Helen R. Bamberger and Raymond S. Bamberger] |author info|
Who killed Coralie? New York: Ives Washburn, 1927.
    | setting: San Francisco (Chinatown) | series character: Parrish Darby | Hubin | summary | find it |

Armstrong, Campbell. |author info|
Concert of ghosts. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1992; New York: HarperCollins, 1993.
    | setting: San Francisco, upstate New York | summary | find it |

Ashe, Gordon. [John Creasey] |author info|
A rabble of rebels. London: Popular Dogs Publishing Co., 1971; New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1972.
    | setting: San Francisco Bay Area (“Mid-Cal University”) | series character: Patrick Dawlish | summary | find it |

Atherton, Gertrude. |author info|
The avalanche: a mystery story. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, Publishers, 1919.
    | setting: San Francisco | Baird & Greenwood 99; Hubin; Herron | summary | find it |
The foghorn: stories. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1934.
    | setting: San Francisco | short stories | Baird & Greenwood 106 | summary | find it |

Atkins, Ace. |author info|
Devil’s garden. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2009.

Atkins, Darrin. |author info|
The money you took from me. Lincoln, Neb.: Writers Club Press, 2002. [tpo]
Away from Lisa Larkin. Lincoln, Neb.: Writers Club Press, 2002. [tpo]
The bad side of San Francisco. Lincoln, Neb.: iUniverse.com, 2003. [tpo]
The famous liar. Lincoln, Neb.: iUniverse, Inc., 2003. [tpo]

Atkins, Peter. |author info|
Morningstar. New York: HarperPaperbacks, 1992.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Donovan Moon | horror | Hubin | pbo | summary | find it |

Avallone, Michael.
Charlie Chan and the curse of the Dragon Queen. Los Angeles: Pinnacle Books, 1981.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Charlie Chan | movie novelization | pbo | find it |

Averbeck, Jim.
A Hitch at the Fairmont. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2014.
    | setting: San Francisco (Fairmont Hotel; 1956) | juvenile | summary | find it |


 
 

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