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

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Babula, William. |author info|
St. John’s baptism. Secaucus, N.J.: Lyle Stuart Inc., 1988.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Jeremiah St. John | Hubin; MRJ | summary | find it |
According to St. John. New York: Carol Communications, 1989.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Jeremiah St. John | Hubin; MRJ | summary | find it |
St. John and the Seven Veils. New York: Carol Publishing Group, 1991.
    | setting: San Francisco, Reno, Northern California | series character: Jeremiah St. John | Hubin; MRJ | summary | find it |
St. John’s bestiary. Aurora, Colo.: Write Way, 1994.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Jeremiah St. John | Hubin; MRJ | summary | find it |
St. John’s bread. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Domhan Books, 1999.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Jeremiah St. John | Hubin | summary | find it |

Badger, Joseph E.
Prince John, detective special, or, Unmasking the Frisco fire-fiends. New York: Beadle and Adams, August 2, 1893. |summary|
The Frisco detective’s thug-tangle, or, The junk-dealer’s double-deal. New York: Beadle and Adams, January 24, 1894. |summary|

Baer, Will Christopher. |author info|
Hell’s half acre. San Francisco: MacAdam/Cage Publishing, 2004.

Baer, Howard.
O, huge angel. New York: Roy Publishers, 1949. |summary|

Bain, Donald, and Jessica Fletcher. |author info|
Martinis & mayhem: a Murder, she wrote mystery. New York: Signet, 1995.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Jessica Fletcher; based on the television series Murder, She Wrote | pbo | summary | find it |
Blood on the vine: a Murder, she wrote mystery. New York: Signet, 2001.
    | setting: Napa Valley | series character: Jessica Fletcher; based on the television series Murder, She Wrote | pbo | summary | find it |

Bain, Nicholas.
The netroom predator. Bloomington, Ind.: AuthorHouse, 2007.

Baker, Dan A.
Forever and ever. Hayward, Calif.: Catbird Publishing, 2007.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Dr. Jasmine Metcalf | summary | find it |

Baker, Lucinda.
Walk the night unseen. New York: Putnam, 1977.

Baker, Marc.
The hilltop murders. New York: Avalon, 1965.

Baker, Will. [see Webb, Victoria]

Banks, Jacquelline Turner.
Maid in the shade. Sacramento, Calif.: ReGeJe Press, 1998. |summary|

Barger, Ralph “Sonny.” |author info|
Dead in 5 heartbeats. New York: William Morrow, 2003. |summary|

Barish, Steven.
Reasonable doubt. College Park, Md.: Hybar Books, 1985.

Barker, Wade.
Vengeance is his. New York: Warner Books, 1981. (Ninja Master #1)
Mountain of fear. New York: Warner Books, 1981. (Ninja Master #2)
Borderland of hell. New York: Warner Books, 1982. (Ninja Master #3)
Black magician. New York: Warner Books, 1982. (Ninja Master #5)
Death’s door. New York: Warner Books, 1982. (Ninja Master #6)

Barlow, Linda.
Intimate betrayal. New York: Warner Books, 1995.

Barnes, B. Kim.
Murder on the 33rd floor: a corporate mystery. [United States]: Johari Press, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco | tpo | summary |

Barnes, Linda. |author info|
Bitter finish. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1983.

Barry, Mike.
Bay prowler. New York: Berkley, 1973. (Lone Wolf #2)

Bartholomew, Cecilia.
Second sight. New York: Putnam, 1980.

Bates, Barclay.
The last of the white guys. San Francisco: Bloomsbury Press, 1999.
    | setting: San Francisco | summary | find it |

Baty, Robert.
The blonde in the Lotus Elite. San Tan Valley, Ariz.: R.J. Buckley Publishing, 2011.
    | setting: Oakland, Monterey | series character: Connor (Vintage Connor 1) | tpo | find it |

Beal, M. F.
Angel dance. New York: Daughters Publishing Co., Inc., 1977. |summary|

Beale, Elaine.
Murder in the Castro. Norwich, Vt.: New Victoria, 1997.

Beck, K. K. |author info|
Murder in a mummy case. New York: Walker Publishing, Inc., 1986. |summary|
Young Mrs. Cavendish & the Kaiser’s men. New York: Walker Publishing, Inc., 1987. |summary|
Unwanted attentions. New York: Walker Publishing, Inc., 1988. |summary|

Bedford-Jones, H.
The trail of the Shadow. [United States]: Hurst, 1924.

Belcamino, Kristi.
Blessed are the dead. New York: Witness Impulse, 2014.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Gabriella Giovanni | tpo | find it |
Blessed are the meek. New York: Witness Impulse, 2014.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Gabriella Giovanni | tpo | find it |

Benét, James. |author info|
A private killing. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1949. |summary|
The knife behind you. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1950.

Bennett, Dorothy.
Murder unleashed. Garden City, N.Y.: Published for the Crime Club, Inc. by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1935. |summary|
Come and be killed. New York: Select Publications, 1942.

Berger, Arthur Asa. |author info|
Postmortem for a postmodernist. Walnut Creek, Calif.: AltaMira Press, 1997. |summary|
Murder ad nauseum. San Jose, Calif.: Writers Club Press, 2000.
The Hamlet case: the murders at the MLA. San Jose, Calif.: Writers Club Press, 2000.
The Kabbalah killings: a murder mystery introduction to Jewish mysticism. Needham, Mass.: PulpLit, 2004.

Beringela, Robert. [pseud.]
Dead meat. San Francisco: Modern Luxury, 2008-2009.
    | setting: San Francisco | published serially in San Francisco magazine, August 2008-April 2009: chap. 1, chap. 2, chap. 3, chap. 4, chap. 5, chap. 6, chap. 7, chap. 8, conclusion |

Berlinski, David.
A clean sweep. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1993. |summary|
Less than meets the eye. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1994. |summary|
The body shop. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1996. |summary|

Berndt, Holger.
Hedge fund. San Francisco: Unfungible Books, 2009.
    | setting: San Francisco; Silicon Valley | find it |

Bethancourt, T. Ernesto.
Doris Fein: phantom of the casino. New York: Holiday House, 1981.

Bezzerides, A. I. |author info|
Thieves’ market. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1949. |summary|

Bianchi, Eugene C., with James L. Hickey.
The bishop of San Francisco: romance, intrigue and religion. Bloomington, Ind.: AuthorHouse, 2005. |summary|

Bicos, Olga.
Shattered. Don Mills, Ont.: MIRA, 2003. |summary|

Biderman , Bob.
The Genesis files. London: Gollancz, 1988; New York: Walker and Company, 1991.
Judgement of death. London: Gollancz, 1989; New York: Walker and Company, 1992.

Biederman, Marcia.
The makeover. Chicago: Academy Chicago Publishers, 1984.

Biggers, Earl Derr. [see also Davis, Robert Hart] |author info|
The house without a key. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1925.
The Chinese parrot. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1926.
    | setting: San Francisco, Southern California (Mojave Desert) | series character: Charlie Chan | summary | find it |
Fifty candles. Indianapolis: The Bobbs Merrill Company, 1926. |summary|
Behind that curtain. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1928. |summary|
Charlie Chan carries on. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1930. |summary|

Black, Campbell.
The wanting. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1986.

Blackwell, Juliet. [Julie Goodson-Lawes; see also Lind, Hailey] |author info|
Secondhand spirits. New York: Obsidian, 2009.
    | setting: San Francisco (Haight-Ashbury) | series character: Lily Ivory (A Witchcraft Mystery 1) | paranormal | pbo | find it |
A cast-off coven. New York: Obsidian, 2010.
    | setting: San Francisco (Haight-Ashbury) | series character: Lily Ivory (A Witchcraft Mystery 2) | paranormal | pbo | summary | find it |
If walls could talk. New York: Obsidian, 2010.
    | setting: San Francisco (Pacific Heights) | series character: Mel Turner (A Haunted Home Renovation Mystery 1) | paranormal | pbo | summary | find it |
Hexes and hemlines. New York: Obsidian, 2011.
    | setting: San Francisco (Haight-Ashbury) | series character: Lily Ivory (A Witchcraft Mystery 3) | paranormal | pbo | find it |
Dead bolt. New York: Obsidian, 2011.
    | setting: San Francisco (Cow Hollow) | series character: Mel Turner (A Haunted Home Renovation Mystery 2) | paranormal | pbo | summary | find it |
In a witch’s wardrobe. New York: Obsidian, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco (Haight-Ashbury) | series character: Lily Ivory (A Witchcraft Mystery 4) | paranormal | pbo | find it |
Murder on the house. New York: Obsidian, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco (Castro District) | series character: Mel Turner (A Haunted Home Renovation Mystery 3) | paranormal | pbo | summary | find it |
Tarnished and torn. New York: Obsidian, 2013.
    | setting: San Francisco (Haight-Ashbury) | series character: Lily Ivory (A Witchcraft Mystery 5) | paranormal | pbo | find it |
Home for the haunting. New York: Obsidian, 2013.
    | setting: San Francisco (Castro District) | series character: Mel Turner (A Haunted Home Renovation Mystery 4) | paranormal | pbo | summary | find it |
A vision in velvet. New York: Obsidian, 2014.
    | setting: San Francisco (Haight-Ashbury) | series character: Lily Ivory (A Witchcraft Mystery 6) | paranormal | pbo | find it |

Blair, Marcia.
The final ring. New York: Kensington Pub. Corp., 1978.

Blanchard, Richard.
Mounted in the city by the bay. South San Francisco, Calif.: Forever Fine Art, 1998. |summary|

Blaney, Charles E., and Charles A. Taylor.
The king of the opium ring. New York: J.S. Ogilvie Pub. Co., 1905. |summary|

Blevins, Meredith. |author info|
The Hummingbird Wizard. New York: Forge, 2003. |summary|
The vanished priestess. New York: Forge, 2005. |summary|
The red hot empress. New York: Forge, 2005. |summary|

Bogar, Jeff. [Harry Hossent, Ronald Wills Thomas, Leslie T. Barnard] |author info|
Confessions of a Chinatown moll. New York: Universal, [195-?].

Bolton, Denniger. |author info|
Honk If You’re Jesus: murder by the Bay. Austin, Tex.: Javelina Books, 2008.
    | setting: San Francisco (Chinatown) | series character: B.B. Rivers | tpo | summary |

Booth, Charles G. |author info|
Those seven alibis. New York: William Morrow, 1932.
    | setting: San Francisco | Baird & Greenwood 295; Hubin | summary | find it |

Booth, Edwin.
The broken window. New York: Arcadia House, 1960.

Boray, Paul. [Jerry Kennealy] |author info|
Cash out. New York: Onyx, 2002.

Borof, Irwin.
Evidence of prejudice. New York: Eloquent Books, 2008.
    | setting: San Francisco (1945) | tpo | find it |

Bosse, M. J.
The man who loved zoos. New York: Putnam, 1974.

Boucher, Anthony. [William Anthony Parker White] |author info|
The case of the Seven of Calvary. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1937.
    | setting: Berkeley (University of California) | Baird & Greenwood 2598; Hubin | summary | find it |
The compleat werewolf and other stories of fantasy and science fiction. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1969.
    | setting: Berkeley | series character: Fergus O’Breen | novella and short stories; science fiction | summary | find it |

Boucher, Anthony, and Denis Green.
The casebook of Gregory Hood: radio plays. Norfolk, Va.: Crippen & Landru Publishers, 2009.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Gregory Hood | find it |

Bowman, Robert J. |author info|
The house of blue lights. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1987. |summary|
The screaming Buddha. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1994. |summary|

Boyd, Lynn.
Dead language. San Jose, Calif.: Writer’s Showcase presented by Writer’s Digest, 2000.

Boyle, Jack. |author info|
Boston Blackie. New York: The H.K. Fly Company, 1919. |summary|

Bradford, Kelly.
Footprints. Freedom, Calif.: Crossing Press, 1988.

Bradley, Marion Zimmer. |author info|
The inheritor. New York: Tor, 1984.
    | setting: San Francisco | Hubin | pbo | summary | find it |

Braly, Malcolm.
Shake him till he rattles. New York: Gold Medal Books, 1963.
On the yard. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1967.

Brasse, William.
The sound of sirens. Oakland, Calif.: Rough Magic Press, 1998.

Brautigan, Richard. |author info|
Willard and his bowling trophies: a perverse mystery. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1975.
    | setting: San Francisco | Hubin, Herron | find it |
Dreaming of Babylon: a private eye novel, 1942. New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1977.
    | setting: San Francisco | Hubin, Herron, 1001 Midnights | find it |

Brenner, Summer. |author info|
I-5: a novel of crime, transport, and sex. Oakland, Calif.: PM Press, 2009.
    | setting: Oakland; Los Angeles | tpo | find it |

Bretnor, Reginald.
A killing in swords. New York: Pocket Books, 1978.

Brewer, Steve. |author info|
Whipsaw. Madison, Wis.: Intrigue Press, 2006.
Cutthroat. Madison, Wis.: Bleak House Books, 2007.

Brezenoff, Steven.
The crook who crossed the Golden Gate Bridge. Mankato, Minn.: Stone Arch Books, 2010.
    | setting: San Francisco (Golden Gate Bridge) | series: Field Trip Mysteries | juvenile | find it |

Bright, John.
It’s cleaner on the inside. London: N. Spearman, 1961. |summary|

Brody, Irene.
Winners bitch. San Jose, Calif.: Malpensa Press, 2001.

Brooks, Ann.
One enchanted summer. New York: Arcadia House, 1958.

Brown, Carter. [Alan Geoffrey Yates]
Murder in the family way. New York: Signet, 1971.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Randy Roberts | pbo | find it |
The seven sirens. New York: Signet, 1972.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Randy Roberts | pbo | find it |
The angry Amazons. New York: Signet, 1972.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Randy Roberts | pbo | find it |

Browne, Gerald A.
18mm blues. New York: Warner Books, 1993.
    | setting: San Francisco (Potrero Hill), Southeast Asia | series character: Grady Bowman | summary | find it |

Browne, S. G. |author info|
Lucky bastard. New York: Gallery Books, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Nick Monday | summary | find it |

Brownlow, Marie.
The grinder. New York: iUniverse, 2007.

Brubaker, Ed, and Sean Phillips.
Fatale. Book 1, Death chases me. Berkeley, Calif.: Image Comics, Inc., 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco (1950s) | series characters: Nicholas Lash, Dominic “Hank” Raines | graphic novel | tpo | find it |

Bruno, Anthony.
Hot fudge. New York: Forge, 2000.

Bryan, Kate.
A record of death. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 1998.
Murder on the Barbary Coast. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 1999.

Bryant, Dorothy.
Killing Wonder. Berkeley, Calif.: Ata Books, 1981.

Brykczynski, Terry.
Caged. New York: Crown, 1980.

Buckler, Stephen M.
The HMO: murder by referral. Blountsville, Ala.: Fifth Estate, 2006.

Budd, Carol.
Scarlet scandals. New York: Pocket Books, 1990.

Buffa, D. W. |author info|
The legacy. New York: Warner Books, 2002.
Trial by fire. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2005. |summary|
The swindlers. Napa, Calif.: Blue Zephyr, 2011.

Bunting, Eve. |author info|
Someone is hiding on Alcatraz Island. New York: Clarion Books, 1984.
    | setting: Alcatraz Island, San Francisco | juvenile | MRJ | summary | find it |
The hideout. San Diego, Calif.: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991.
    | setting: San Francisco | juvenile | MRJ | summary | find it |

Burcell, Robin. |author info|
Every move she makes. New York: HarperPaperbacks, 1999.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Kate Gillespie | Hubin | pbo | summary | find it |
Fatal truth. New York: Avon Books, 2002.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Kate Gillespie | pbo | summary | find it |
Deadly legacy. New York: Avon Books, 2003.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Kate Gillespie | pbo | summary | find it |
Cold case. New York: Avon Books, 2004.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Kate Gillespie | pbo | summary | find it |
Face of a killer. Scottsdale, Ariz.: Poisoned Pen Press, 2008.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Sydney Fitzpatrick | Simultaneously published as a mass-market paperback: New York: Avon Books, 2008 | summary | find it |

Burge, Constance M. [see Alexander, Brandon; Burns, Laura J.; Ciencin, Scott; Dokey, Cameron; Elliot, Greg; Gallagher, Diana G.; Goldsborough, F.; Harrison, Emma; Jablonski, Carla; Lenhard, Elizabeth; Mariotte, Jeff; Noonan, Rosalind; Ostow, Micol; Ruditis, Paul; Viguié, Debbie; Willard, Eliza]

Burgess, Gelett, and Will Irwin. |author info|
The picaroons: a San Francisco night’s entertainment. New York: McClure, Phillips & Company, 1904. |summary|

Burke, Zoe.
Jump the gun. Scottsdale, Ariz.: Poisoned Pen Press, 2013.
    | setting: San Francisco; Las Vegas | series character: Annabelle Starkey | summary | find it |

Burnham, Helen.
The telltale telegram. New York: R.M. McBride, 1932.

Burns, Laura J. |series info|
Inherit the witch. New York: Simon Spotlight, 2004. [based on the television series Charmed, created by Constance M. Burge]
Sweet talkin’ demon. New York: Simon Spotlight Entertainment, 2006. [based on the television series Charmed, created by Constance M. Burge]

Burns, Mary F.
The lucky dog lottery: a West Portal mystery. Philadelphia: Xlibris Corporation, 2006.
    | setting: San Francisco (West Portal) | series character: Cynthia Montrose | summary | find it |
The tarot card murders: the second West Portal mystery. Philadelphia: Xlibris Corporation, 2009.
    | setting: San Francisco (West Portal) | series character: Cynthia Montrose | summary | find it |

Burton, Robert A. |author info|
Final therapy. New York: Jove Books, 1994.
    | setting: San Francisco | pbo | summary | find it |
Cellmates. San Francisco: Russian Hill Press, 1997.

Bushell, Agnes.
The enumerator. London ; New York: Serpent’s Tail, 1997.

Butcher, Amy. |author info|
Paws for consideration. San Francisco: Got G’nads Press, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco (Mission District; Castro District) | tpo | summary | find it |

Buzbee, Lewis.
Bridge of time. New York: Feiwel & Friends, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco (1864) | juvenile | find it |

Byrd, Max. |author info|
California thriller. New York: Bantam Books, 1981.
Finders weepers. New York: Bantam Books, 1983.

Byrne, Robert.
Mannequin. New York: Atheneum, 1988.
Thrill. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc., 1995. |summary|

Byrnes, W. P.
The marvelous crucifixion on Twin Peaks. Philadelphia: Xlibris Corporation, 2000. |summary|
 
 

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