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

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Cadenasso, Silvio.
The bridge. Baltimore, Md.: PublishAmerica, 2004.

Cadnum, Michael.
Flash. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2010.
    | setting: San Francisco Bay Area | juvenile | summary | find it |

Calder, James. |author info|
Knockout mouse. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2002. |summary|
About face. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2003. |summary|
In a family way. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2005. |summary|

Calhoun, Charles W. |author info|
ľUntil proven guilty. San Francisco: Western Publishing Company, 1917.
    | setting: Berkeley | Hubin; Smith, G.D. Amer. fiction, 1901-1925, C-37 | summary | find it |

Capelli, Ace. [Stephen D. Frances] |author info|
‘Frisco Hi-Jack. London: Kaye Publications, 1950.

Capurro, Scott. |author info|
Fowl play. London: Headline, 1999.

Carey, Bernice. |author info|
The reluctant murderer. Garden City, N.Y.: Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday, 1949.
The body on the sidewalk. Garden City, N.Y.: Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday, 1950.

Carlisle, Kate. |author info|
Homicide in hardcover. New York : Obsidian, 2009.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Brooklyn Wainwright (A Bibliophile Mystery #1) | pbo | find it |
The lies that bind. New York: Obsidian, 2010.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Brooklyn Wainwright (A Bibliophile Mystery #3) | pbo | find it |
Murder under cover. New York: Obsidian, 2011.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Brooklyn Wainwright (A Bibliophile Mystery #4) | pbo | summary | find it |
One book in the grave. New York: Obsidian, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Brooklyn Wainwright (A Bibliophile Mystery #5) | pbo | find it |
Peril in paperback. New York: Obsidian, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Brooklyn Wainwright (A Bibliophile Mystery #6) | pbo | find it |
A cookbook conspiracy. New York: Obsidian, 2013.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Brooklyn Wainwright (A Bibliophile Mystery #7) | pbo | find it |

Carnahan, Danny. |author info|
A jig before dying. Bloomington, Ind.: Xlibris Corporation, 2008.
    | setting: San Francisco (Richmond District) | series characters: Niall and Rose Sweeney | tpo | summary | find it |

Carnoy, David. |author info|
Knife music. New York: Overlook Press, 2010.
    | setting: Menlo Park, Palo Alto | summary | find it |
The big exit. New York: Overlook Press, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco; Silicon Valley | summary | find it |

Carpenter, Don. |author info|
Hard rain falling. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1966.
    | setting: San Quentin, San Francisco | summary | find it |

Carpenter, Grant. |author info|
The night tide: a story of old Chinatown. New York: The H.K. Fly Co., 1920. |summary|

Carroll, Grace. [Carol Grace Culver]
Shoe done it. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2011.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Rita Jewel (An Accessories Mystery 1) | pbo | find it |
Died with a bow. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Rita Jewel (An Accessories Mystery 2) | pbo | summary | find it |
Murder after a fashion. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2013.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Rita Jewel (An Accessories Mystery 3) | pbo | find it |

Carroll, Jerry Jay.
Inhuman beings. New York: Ace Books, 1998. |summary|

Carrozzi, Craig J.
India Basin Triangle. Clovis, Calif.: Oasis Publishing, 2013.
    | setting: San Francisco (1982) | tpo |

Carson, Robert. |author info|
The revels are ended. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1936.

Carter, Nick. [Lionel White and Valerie Moolman] |author info|
The mind poisoners. New York: Award Books, 1966.
    | setting: San Francisco (Chinatown); Berkeley | series character: Nick Carter (Killmaster #18) | Hubin | pbo | summary | find it |

Castleman, Michael. |author info|
The lost gold of San Francisco. Henderson, Nev.: 21st-Century Publishing, 2003.
    | setting: San Francisco (1906 and 1989) | series character: Ed Rosenberg | summary | find it |
Death caps. San Francisco: Last Gasp, 2007.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Ed Rosenberg | find it |
A killing in real estate. San Francisco: MacAdam/Cage Publishing, 2010.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Ed Rosenberg | summary | find it |
Killer weed. Petaluma, Calif.: MP Publishing, 2013.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Ed Rosenberg | summary | find it |

Chamberlain, Esther, and Lucia Chamberlain.
The coast of chance. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Publishers, 1908. |summary|

Chamberlain, Lucia. [see also Chamberlain, Esther]
The other side of the door. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Publishers 1909. |summary|

Chambers, Whitman. |author info|
The Campanile murders. New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, Incorporated, 1933. |summary|
13 steps. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Doran, 1935. |summary|
Dead men leave no fingerprints. Garden City, N.Y.: Crime Club, Inc., 1935.
Dog eat dog. Garden City, N.Y.: Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday, Doran, 1938.
Once too often. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Doran, 1938. |summary|
Bring me another murder. New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1942. |summary|

Champlin, Tim.
King of the highbinders. New York: Ballantine, 1989.
Deadly season: a western story. Unity, Me.: Five Star, 1997. |summary|

Chance, Alex.
The final days. London: William Heinemann, 2008.

Chandler, Randy. [see Winter-Damon, T.]

Chang, Lee.
The year of the tiger. New York: Manor Books, 1973. (Kung-fu #1)
The year of the snake. New York: Manor Books, 1974. (Kung-fu #2)

Chang, Leonard.
Over the shoulder. New York: Ecco Press, 2000. |summary|
Fade to clear. New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2004. |summary|
Crossings. Mill Creek, Wash.: Black Heron Press, 2009. |summary|

Chapman, Sally. [see also Griffin, Annie]
Raw data. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1991.
Love bytes. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1994. |summary|
Cyberkiss. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1996. |summary|
Hardwired. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1997. |summary|

Chapot, Hank.
Bordello politique: Dolly Fine and the fall of the House of McDonough. Oakland, Calif.: Hank Chapot, 2011.
    | setting: San Francisco (1937) | e-book | find it |

Charleston, Wally.
The hero rat. New York: Warner Books, 1975.

Chevalier, Haakon.
For us the living. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948.

Cheyney, Peter.
Can ladies kill? London: Collins, 1938.

Chiaverini, Jennifer. |author info|
Sonoma rose. New York: Dutton, 2012.
    | setting: Sonoma County; Berkeley; Southern California (1920s) | series: Elm Creek Quilts 19 | summary | find it |

Chittenden, Margaret.
Dying to sing. New York: Kensington Books, 1996.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Charlie Plato | Hubin | summary | find it |
Dead men don’t dance. New York: Kensington Books, 1997.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Charlie Plato | Hubin | summary | find it |
Dead beat and deadly. New York: Kensington Books, 1998.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Charlie Plato | Hubin | summary | find it |
Don’t forget to die. New York: Kensington Books, 1999.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Charlie Plato | Hubin | summary | find it |
Dying to see you. New York: Kensington Books, 2000.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Charlie Plato | Hubin | find it |

Choi, Angela S. |author info|
Hello Kitty must die. Madison, Wisc.: Tyrus Books, 2010.
    | setting: San Francisco (Chinatown) | find it |

Christian, M.
The very bloody Marys. New York: Haworth Positronic Press/Harrington Park Press, 2007.

Chute, Verne.
Flight of an angel. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1946.

Ciambrone, David.
Napa nights. San Jose, Calif.: Mystery and Suspense Press, 2001.
    | setting: Napa Valley | series character: Virginia Davies | tpo | summary | find it |

Ciencin, Scott. |series info|
Luck be a lady. New York: Simon Spotlight, 2004. [based on the television series Charmed, created by Constance M. Burge]
Light of the world. New York: Simon Spotlight Entertainment, 2006. [based on the television series Charmed, created by Constance M. Burge]

Clarke, Marion.
The jade pagoda. New York: Dell, 1992.

Claypool, Les.
South of the Pumphouse. New York: Akashic Books, 2006. |summary|

Clemen, Gina D.B..
Mystery in San Francisco. Genoa [Italy]: Black Cat, 2005. |summary|

Clements, Colin. [see Ryerson, Florence]

Clevenger, Jaime. |author info|
The unknown mile. Ferndale, Mich.: Bella Books, 2004.
Call shotgun. Tallahassee, Fla.: Bella Books, 2005.

Coffman, Virginia.
The high terrace. New York: Lancer Books, 1966.
A fear of heights. New York: Lancer Books, 1973.
Hyde Place. New York: Arbor House, 1974.
The Lombard heiress. New York: Arbor House, 1983.

Cogan, Mike. [Eileen Lottman]
The Presidio. New York: Pocket Books, 1988.
    | setting: San Francisco (Presidio) | movie novel | pbo | summary | find it |

Cogan, Susan Brassfield. |author info|
Murder on the waterfront. Frederick, Md.: Hilliard & Harris Publishers, 2004.
    | setting: San Francisco (Chinatown ; 1935) | series character: Lady Margaret Thompson, Countess of Chesterleigh | tpo | summary | find it |

Coggins, Mark. |author info|
The immortal game. Berkeley, Calif.: Poltroon Press, 1999.
    | setting: San Francisco, Silicon Valley | series character: August Riordan | summary | find it |
Vulture capital. Berkeley, Calif.: Poltroon Press, 2002.
    | setting: Silicon Valley, Napa Valley, San Francisco | series character: August Riordan | summary | find it |
Candy from strangers. Madison, Wis.: Bleak House Books, 2006.
    | setting: San Francisco (SoMa, Mission District, North Beach), Berkeley, Union City | series character: August Riordan | summary | find it |
Runoff. Madison, Wis.: Bleak House Books, 2007.
    | setting: San Francisco (Chinatown, Mission District, Civic Center) | series character: August Riordan | summary | find it |
The big wake-up. Madison, Wis.: Bleak House Books, 2009.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: August Riordan | find it |

Cohen, Irving R.
The Passover commando. New York: Crown Publishers, 1979. |summary|

Cohen, Stanley.
The Diane game. New York: Stein and Day, Publishers, 1973.

Colbert, James.
Profit and Sheen. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1986.
    | setting: New Orleans, San Francisco, Miami | Herron | summary | find it |

Collins, Mary. |author info|
Dead center. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1942.
Only the good. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1942.
The sister of Cain. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1943. |summary|
Dog eat dog. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1949.

Combs, David.
Sleepwalker. New York: Avon Books, 1983.

Comer, Curtis Christopher.
Midnight whispers. New York: Bold Strokes Books, 2010.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Blake Danzig (Blake Danzig Chronicles) | tpo | find it |

Compton, Jodi.
Hailey’s war. New York: Shaye Areheart Books, 2010.
    | setting: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Mexico | summary | find it |

Connell, Evan S.
The diary of a rapist. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1966.
    | setting: San Francisco | summary | find it |

Conners, Aaron.
The Pandora directive. Rocklin, Calif.: Prima Publishers, 1995.
Under a killing moon. Rocklin, Calif.: Prima Publishers, 1996. |summary|

Conot, Robert E.
Ministers of vengeance. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1964.

Conrad, Hy.
Mr. Monk helps himself. New York: Obsidian, 2013.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Adrian Monk (Monk 16; based on the television series Monk, created by Andy Breckman) | find it |

Conway, Martha.
12 Bliss Street. New York: St Martin’s Minotaur, 2003. |summary|

Cooke, Grace MacGowan. |author info|
The man behind the mask. New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1927.

Cooke, John Byrne. |author info|
The Committee of Vigilance: a novel of gold rush San Francisco. New York: Bantam Books, 1994.
    | setting: San Francisco (1856) | pbo | summary | find it |

Coovelis, Mark.
Gloria. New York: Pocket Books, 1994.

Corbett, David. |author info|
The devil’s redhead. New York: Ballantine Books, 2002. |summary|
Done for a dime. New York: Ballantine Books, 2003. |summary|

Corley, Donald. |author info|
The cremation murders. Bloomington, Ind.: AuthorHouse, 2004.

Corpi, Lucha. |author info|
Eulogy for a brown angel. Houston, Tex.: Arte Público Press, 1992.
    | setting: Oakland, Napa Valley, East Los Angeles | series character: Gloria Damasco | summary | find it |
Cactus blood. Houston, Tex.: Arte Público Press, 1995.
    | setting: Oakland | series character: Gloria Damasco | find it |
Black widow’s wardrobe. Houston, Tex.: Arte Público Press, 1999.
    | setting: Oakland, San Francisco, Mexico | series character: Gloria Damasco | Hubin | tpo | summary | find it |
Crimson moon: a Brown Angel mystery. Houston, Tex.: Arte Público Press, 2004.
    | setting: Oakland, San Francisco, Denver | series character: Dora Saldana, Justin Escobar | tpo | find it |

Corrigan, Mark.
Lady of China Street. London: Laurie, 1952; New York: Harlequin, 1954.

Corris, Peter.
Heroin Annie and other Cliff Hardy stories. Sydney: G. Allen & Unwin, 1984.
The big drop and other Cliff Hardy stories. Sydney: G. Allen & Unwin, 1985.

Coulter, Catherine. |author info|
Beyond Eden. New York: Dutton, 1992.
    | setting: San Francisco | find it |
The maze. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1997.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Dillon Savich, Lacey Sherlock | summary | find it |
The target. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1998.
    | setting: San Francisco; Chicago | find it |
Eleventh hour. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2002.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Dillon Savich, Lacey Sherlock | summary | find it |
Double take. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2007.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Dillon Savich, Lacey Sherlock | find it |
Backfire. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Dillon Savich, Lacey Sherlock | find it |

Covino, Joseph, Jr.
Edgar Allan Poe’s San Francisco: terror tales of the city. Berkeley, Calif.: Epic Press, 2005.
    | setting: San Francisco | tpo | summary | find it |
San Francisco’s finest: gunning for the Zodiac. Walnut Creek, Calif.: Epic Press, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco | tpo | summary | find it |

Cowdrick, J. C.
Shadowing a shadow, or, The Pacific slope detective’s triple trail. New York: Beadle and Adams, December 4, 1889.
Sheriff Stillwood, the regulators of Raspberry, or, The “suspects” from ‘Frisco. New York: Beadle and Adams, July 16, 1890.

Craig, M. S.
To play the fox. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1982.

Cramer, Cahroul.
Twisted. Manassas, Va.: Intercontinental Pub., 1997. |summary|

Crane, Frances. |author info|
The yellow violet. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1942.
The shocking pink hat. New York: Random House, 1946. |summary|
13 white tulips. New York: Random House, 1953.
The man in gray. New York: Random House, 1958.
Death-wish green. New York: Random House, 1960.
The amber eyes. New York: Random House, 1962.

Cranston, Pamela.
The Madonna murders. Oakland, Calif.: St. Huberts Press, 2003.
    | setting: San Francisco (Holy Virgin Cathedral); Berkeley (Graduate Theological Union) (1990) | summary | find it |

Creasey, John. [see Ashe, Gordon] |author info|

Crosby, Ellen.
The sauvignon secret: a wine country mystery. New York: Scribner, 2011.
    | settings: Napa Valley, San Francisco, Virginia | series character: Lucie Montgomery | find it |

Crumley, James. |author info|
The last good kiss. New York: Random House, 1978. |summary|

Curzon, Daniel.
From violent men. San Francisco: IGNA, 1983.

Cuthbert, Margaret.
The silent cradle. New York: Pocket Books, 1998. |summary|
 
 

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