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

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Gabrych, Andersen, and Brad Rader (ill.).
Fogtown. London: Titan Books, 2010.
    | setting: San Francisco (1953) | series character: Frank Grissel | graphic novel | find it |

Gagnon, Michelle. |author info|
The Gatekeeper. Don Mills, Ont.: MIRA Books, 2009.
    | setting: Arizona, Texas, San Diego, Livermore, Suisun Bay, etc. | series character: Kelly Jones | pbo | summary | find it |

Gallagher, Diana G. |series info|
Beware what you wish. New York: Pocket Pulse, 2001. [based on the television series Charmed, created by Constance M. Burge]
Dark vengeance. New York: Simon Pulse, 2002. [based on the television series Charmed, created by Constance M. Burge]
Something Wiccan this way comes. New York: Simon Pulse, 2003. [based on the television series Charmed, created by Constance M. Burge]
Mist and stone. New York: Simon Pulse, 2003. [based on the television series Charmed, created by Constance M. Burge]
Trickery treat. New York: Simon Spotlight Entertainment, 2008. [based on the television series Charmed, created by Constance M. Burge]

Gamble, Geoffrey P.
Breakfast with a cereal killer. Washington, D.C. ; Oakland, Calif.: Decent Exposure Press, 1996.

Gangcuangco, Ireneo D.
Beyond Golden Gate Bridge. Berkeley, Calif.: Creative Arts Book Company, 2000. |summary|

Gann, Ernest K.
Fiddler’s green. New York: William Sloane Associates, 1950.
The high and the mighty. New York: William Sloane Associates, 1953.
Of good and evil. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1963.

Gannett, Lewis.
Gehenna. New York: HarperPrism, 1997.
    | setting: San Francisco | based on the television series Millennium, created by Chris Carter | pbo | summary | find it |

Gannold, John.
The night of the fox. London: Hale, 1974.

Gardiner, Meg. |author info|
The Dirty Secrets Club. New York: Dutton, 2008.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Jo Beckett | summary | find it |
The memory collector. New York: Dutton, 2009.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Jo Beckett | find it |
The liar’s lullaby. New York: Dutton, 2010.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Jo Beckett | find it |
The nightmare thief. New York: Dutton, 2011.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Jo Beckett | find it |

Gardner, Erle Stanley. [see also Fair, A. A.] |author info|
Murder up my sleeve. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1937. |summary|
The case of the substitute face. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1938.
The case of the backward mule. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1946. |summary|

Garfield, Brian. [see Westlake, Donald E.]

Garlington, Philip.
Aces and eights. New York: M. Evans and Company, Inc., 1975.

Gates, H. L.
Murder in the fog. New York: The Macaulay Company, 1932.
The laughing peril. New York: The Macaulay Company, 1933.

Gay, Myra.
Little jade lady. New York: Arcadia House, 1948.

Gebhard, Patricia.
Motives for murder. Berkeley, Calif.: Creative Arts Book Company, 2000. |summary|

Geiger, Lee.
Pearls of Asia: a love story. [Seattle, Wash.]: CreateSpace, 2011.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Mac Fleet | summary | find it |

Gessner, Peter. |author info|
The big hello and the long goodbye. Boonsboro, Md.: Hilliard & Harris, 2007. |summary|

Gibson, Walter B. [see Grant, Maxwell]

Gibson, William.
Virtual light. New York: Bantam Books, 1993. |summary|
All tomorrow’s parties. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1999.

Gilder, Joshua.
Ghost image. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002. |summary|

Gillette, Paul J.
The Chinese godfather. New York: Fawcett Gold Medal, 1980.

Gilmartin, Katie. |author info|
Blackmail, my love. Berkeley, Calif.: Cleis Press, 2014.
    | setting: San Francisco (1951) | tpo | find it |

Gilmer, J. Lance. |author info|
Hell has no exit. Los Angeles: Holloway House Publishing Company, 1976.
Hell is forever. Los Angeles: Holloway House Publishing Company, 1977.

Ginsberg, Debra.
Blind submission. New York: Shaye Areheart Books, 2006.
    | setting: San Francisco | summary | find it |

Girard, Bernard.
Cool jade. New York: Dell Publishing Company, 1975.

Girard, Danielle. |author info|
Savage art. New York: Onyx, 2000. |summary|
Ruthless game. New York: Onyx, 2001. |summary|
Chasing darkness. New York: Onyx, 2002. |summary|
Cold silence. New York: Onyx, 2002. |summary|
The rookie club. New York: Signet, 2006. |summary|

Girdner, Jaqueline. [see also Daniels, Claire] |author info|
Adjusted to death. New York: Diamond Books, 1991.
    | setting: Mill Valley (Marin County) | series character: Kate Jasper | pbo | summary | find it |
The last resort. New York: Diamond Books, 1991.
    | setting: Marin County; Southern California | series character: Kate Jasper | pbo | summary | find it |
Murder most mellow. New York: Diamond Books, 1992.
    | setting: Marin County | series character: Kate Jasper | pbo | summary | find it |
Fat-free and fatal. New York: Diamond Books, 1993.
    | setting: Marin County | series character: Kate Jasper | pbo | summary | find it |
Tea-totally dead. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 1994.
    | setting: Marin County | series character: Kate Jasper | pbo | find it |
A stiff critique. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 1995.
    | setting: Marin County | series character: Kate Jasper | pbo | find it |
Most likely to die. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 1996.
    | setting: Marin County; Sonoma County; San Francisco | series character: Kate Jasper | summary | find it |
A cry for self-help. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 1997.
    | setting: Marin County | series character: Kate Jasper | find it |
Death hits the fan. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 1998.
    | setting: Marin County; San Francisco | series character: Kate Jasper | summary | find it |
Murder on the astral plane. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 1999.
    | setting: Marin County | series character: Kate Jasper | summary | find it |
Murder, my deer. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2000.
    | setting: “Abierto” (Marin County) | series character: Kate Jasper | summary | find it |
A sensitive kind of murder. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2002.
    | setting: Marin County | series character: Kate Jasper | pbo | find it |

Glatzer, Hal. |author info|
Too dead to swing. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Perseverance Press, 2002. |summary|

Goda, Dee. [Leslie Scalapino]
Orchid jetsam: a detective novel series. Berkeley, Calif.: Tuumba Press, 2001. |summary|

Goins, John.
A portrait in the Tenderloin. San Francisco: Ithuriel’s Spear, 2013.
    | setting: San Francisco (Tenderloin) | tpo | find it |

Gold, Herbert.
Slave trade. New York: Arbor House, 1979.
She took my arm as if she loved me. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1997.

Gold, Glen David.
Carter beats the Devil. New York: Hyperion, 2001.
    | setting: San Francisco, Oakland (1923) | summary | find it |

Goldberg, Lee. |author info|
Mr. Monk goes to the firehouse. New York: Signet, 2006.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Adrian Monk (Monk 1; based on the television series Monk, created by Andy Breckman) | pbo | summary | find it |
Mr. Monk and the blue flu. New York: Signet, 2007.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Adrian Monk (Monk 3; based on the television series Monk, created by Andy Breckman) | pbo | find it |
Mr. Monk and the two assistants. New York: New American Library, 2007.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Adrian Monk (Monk 4; based on the television series Monk, created by Andy Breckman) | find it |
Mr. Monk in outer space. New York: Obsidian, 2007.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Adrian Monk (Monk 5; based on the television series Monk, created by Andy Breckman) | find it |
Mr. Monk and the dirty cop. New York: Obsidian, 2009.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Adrian Monk (Monk 8; based on the television series Monk, created by Andy Breckman) | find it |
Mr. Monk in Trouble. New York: Obsidian, 2009.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Adrian Monk (Monk 9; based on the television series Monk, created by Andy Breckman) | summary | find it |
Mr. Monk is cleaned out. New York: Obsidian, 2010.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Adrian Monk (Monk 10; based on the television series Monk, created by Andy Breckman) | summary | find it |
Mr. Monk on the couch. New York: Obsidian, 2011.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Adrian Monk (Monk 12; based on the television series Monk, created by Andy Breckman) | find it |
Mr. Monk is a mess. New York: Obsidian, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Adrian Monk (Monk 14; based on the television series Monk, created by Andy Breckman) | find it |
Mr. Monk gets even. New York: Obsidian, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Adrian Monk (Monk 15; based on the television series Monk, created by Andy Breckman) | find it |

Golden, Bruce.
Better than chocolate. Austin, Tex.: Zumaya Otherworlds, 2007.

Goldsborough, F. |series info|
The crimson spell. New York: Pocket Pulse, 2000. [based on the television series Charmed, created by Constance M. Burge]

Goldsmith, Gene.
Layout for a corpse. New York: M.S. Mill Co.: Distributed by W. Morrow, 1949.

Goldstein, Paul. |author info|
A patent lie. New York: Doubleday, 2008.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Michael Seeley | summary | find it |

Goodis, David.
Dark passage. New York: Julian Messner, 1946. |summary|
Of tender sin. New York: Gold Medal Books, 1952.

Gordon, Dan.
Murder in the first. New York: St. Martin’s Paperbacks, 1995.
    | setting: Alcatraz; San Francisco | movie tie-in | pbo | summary | find it |

Gordon, Nadia. [Julianne Balmain] |author info|
Sharpshooter. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2002.
    | setting: Napa Valley | series character: Sunny McCoskey | tpo | find it |
Death by the glass. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2003.
    | setting: Napa Valley | series character: Sunny McCoskey | tpo | find it |
Murder alfresco. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2005.
    | setting: Napa Valley | series character: Sunny McCoskey | summary | find it |
Lethal vintage. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2009.
    | setting: Napa Valley | series character: Sunny McCoskey | find it |

Gordon, William C. |author info|
The Chinese jars. Point Richmond, Calif.: Bay Tree Publishing, 2011.
    | setting: San Francisco (Chinatown; 1960) | series character: Samuel Hamilton | tpo | originally published in Spanish: Duelo en Chinatown (Barcelona, Spain: Ediciones B, 2006) | summary | find it |
King of the bottom. Point Richmond, Calif.: Bay Tree Publishing, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco (1960s) | series character: Samuel Hamilton | tpo | originally published in Spanish: El rey de los bajos fondos (Barcelona, Spain: Ediciones Anden, 2008) | summary | find it |
The ugly dwarf. Point Richmond, Calif.: Bay Tree Publishing, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco (Mission District; 1960s) | series character: Samuel Hamilton | tpo | originally published in Portuguese: O anão (Brazil, 2010) | summary | find it |
Fractured lives. Point Richmond, Calif.: Bay Tree Publishing, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco (1960s) | series character: Samuel Hamilton | tpo | find it |
The halls of power. Point Richmond, Calif.: Bay Tree Publishing, 2014.
    | setting: San Francisco (Chinatown; 1960s) | series character: Samuel Hamilton | tpo | find it |

Gore, Steven. |author info|
Final target. Scottsdale, Ariz.: Poisoned Pen Press, 2010.
    | setting: San Francisco, London, Kiev (Ukraine) | series character: Graham Gage | Also published in paperback: New York: Harper, 2010 | summary | find it |
Act of deceipt. New York: Harper, 2011.
    | setting: San Francisco, Mt. Shasta, Cancun (Mexico) | series character: Harlan Donnally | pbo | summary | find it |
Power blind. New York: Harper, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco, Washington (D.C.) | series character: Graham Gage | pbo | summary | find it |
A criminal defense. New York: Harper, 2013.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Harlan Donnally | pbo | find it |

Gores, Joe. |author info|
A time of predators. New York: Random House, 1969.
Dead skip. New York: Random House, 1972. |summary|
Final notice. New York: Random House, 1973.
Interface. New York: M. Evans & Company, Inc., 1974.
Hammett. New York: Putnam, 1975. |summary|
Gone, no forwarding. New York: Random House, 1978.
Come morning. New York: Mysterious Press, 1986.
32 Cadillacs. New York: Mysterious Press, 1992.
Mostly murder. Eugene, Or.: Mystery Scene Press/Author’s Choice Monthly/Pulphouse Publishing, Inc., 1992. [short stories] |summary|
Dead man. New York: Mysterious Press, 1993.
Menaced assassin. New York: Mysterious Press, 1994. |summary|
Contract null & void. New York: Mysterious Press, 1996.
Cases. New York: Mysterious Press, 1999. |summary|
Stakeout on Page Street and other DKA files. Norfolk, Va.: Crippen & Landru Publishers, 2000. |summary|
Cons, scams & grifts. New York: Mysterious Press, 2001. |summary|
No crib for his bed: a DKA files story. Norfolk, Va.: Crippen & Landru Publishers, 2004. [short stories] |summary|
Spade & Archer: the prequel to Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese falcon. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. |summary|

Gosling, Paula.
A running duck. London: Macmillan, 1978.
Fair game. New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1978.

Goulart, Ron. [see also Robeson, Kenneth] |author info|
After things fell apart. New York: Ace Publishing Corporation, 1970. |summary|
Ghost breaker. New York: Ace Books, 1971. |summary|

Gould, Judith.
Second love. New York: Dutton, 1997.

Grabien, Deborah. |author info|
Still life with devils. Cleveland, Ohio: Drollerie Press, 2007.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Cassius “Cassy” Chant | MRJ (2009) | tpo | summary | find it |
Rock & roll never forgets. New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2008.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: John “JP” Kinkaid | MRJ (2009) | find it |
While my guitar gently weeps. New York: Minotaur Books, 2009.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: John “JP” Kinkaid | MRJ (2009) | summary | find it |
Graceland. San Francisco: Plus One Press, 2011.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: John “JP” Kinkaid | tpo | find it |
Book of days. San Francisco: Plus One Press, 2011.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: John “JP” Kinkaid | tpo | find it |
Uncle John’s band. San Francisco: Plus One Press, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: John “JP” Kinkaid | tpo | find it |
Dead flowers. San Francisco: Plus One Press, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: John “JP” Kinkaid | tpo | summary | find it |

Grace, Margaret. [Camille Minichino] |author info|
Murder in miniature. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2008.
    | setting: Santa Clara County (“Lincoln Point”) | series character: Geraldine Porter (A Miniature Mystery) | pbo | find it |
Mayhem in miniature. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2008.
    | setting: Santa Clara County (“Lincoln Point”) | series character: Geraldine Porter (A Miniature Mystery) | pbo | find it |
Malice in miniature. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2009.
    | setting: Santa Clara County (“Lincoln Point”) | series character: Geraldine Porter (A Miniature Mystery) | pbo | find it |
Mourning in miniature. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2009.
    | setting: Santa Clara County (“Lincoln Point”) | series character: Geraldine Porter (A Miniature Mystery) | pbo | find it |
Monster in miniature. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2010.
    | setting: Santa Clara County (“Lincoln Point”) | series character: Geraldine Porter (A Miniature Mystery) | pbo | find it |
Mix-up in miniature. Palo Alto, Calif.: Perseverance Press/John Daniel & Company, 2012.
    | setting: Santa Clara County (“Lincoln Point”) | series character: Geraldine Porter (A Miniature Mystery) | tpo | find it |
Madness in miniature. Palo Alto, Calif.: Perseverance Press/John Daniel & Company, 2014.
    | setting: Santa Clara County (“Lincoln Point”) | series character: Geraldine Porter (A Miniature Mystery) | tpo | summary | find it |

Grae, Camarin.
Slick. Tallahassee, Fla.: The Naiad Press, Inc., 1990.
    | setting: “Santa Teresa,” San Francisco | Hubin | tpo | summary | find it |

Graedon, Joe. [see Ferguson, Tom]

Grafton, Sue.
“K” is for killer. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1994.
    | setting: “Santa Teresa,” San Francisco | series character: Kinsey Millhone | find it |

Graham, Will. [William Simon] |author info|
Street heat. Charleston, S.C.: CreateSpace, 2011.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Peterson Chace | tpo | summary | find it |

Gran, Sara. |author info|
Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian highway. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Claire DeWitt | summary | find it |

Grant, Cathryn.
The demise of the soccer moms. [United States]: D2C Perspectives, 2011.
    | setting: San Francisco Peninsula | tpo | find it |

Grant, Linda.
Random access murder. New York: Avon Books, 1988. |summary|
Blind trust. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1990. |summary|
Love nor money. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1991.
A woman’s place. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1994. |summary|
Lethal genes. New York: Scribner, 1996.
Vampire bytes. New York: Scribner, 1998. |summary|

Grant, M. C. [Grant McKenzie]
Angel with a bullet. Woodbury, Minn.: Midnight Ink, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Dixie Flynn | tpo | find it |
Devil with a gun. Woodbury, Minn.: Midnight Ink, 2013.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Dixie Flynn | tpo | find it |

Grant, Maxwell. [Walter B. Gibson]
Green eyes: from The Shadow’s private annals. New York: Pyramid Books, 1977. (Shadow #13) |summary|

Green, Kate.
Night angel. New York: Delacorte Press, 1989.

Greenleaf, Stephen. |author info|
Grave error. New York: The Dial Press, 1979. |summary|
Death bed: a detective story. New York: The Dial Press, 1980.
State’s evidence. New York: The Dial Press, 1982.
Fatal obsession. New York: The Dial Press, 1983.
Beyond blame. New York: Villard Books, 1986, c1985.
Toll call. New York: Villard Books, 1987.
Impact. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1989.
Book case. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1991.
Blood type. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1992.
False conception. New York: Otto Penzler Books, 1994. |summary|
Flesh wounds. New York: Scribner, 1996. |summary|
Past tense. New York: Scribner, 1997. |summary|
Strawberry Sunday. New York: Scribner, 1999. |summary|
Ellipsis. New York: Scribner, 2000. |summary|

Greenwald, Nancy.
Ladycat. New York: Crown Publishers, 1980.

Gregory, Jackson. |author info|
Ladyfingers. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1920.
    | setting: San Francisco | Baird & Greenwood 961; Herron; Hubin | summary | find it |
A case for Mr. Paul Savoy. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1933.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Paul Savoy | Hubin | summary | find it |

Griffin, Annie. [Sally Chapman]
A very eligible corpse. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 1998.
Date with the perfect dead man. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 1999.
Love and the single corpse. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2000.
Tall, dead, and handsome. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2001. |summary|

Grimwood, Jon Courtenay. |author info|
9Tail fox. London: Gollancz, 2005; San Francisco: Night Shade Books, 2007.
    | setting: San Francisco | science fiction | summary | find it (UK) | find it (US) |

Gross, Andrew. [see Patterson, James]

Gross, Leonard.
Strangers at the gate. New York: Random House, 1995. |summary|

Grossbach, Robert.
The cheap detective. New York: Warner Books, 1978.

Gulli, Andrew, and Lamia Gulli, eds.
No rest for the dead. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2011.
    | setting: San Francisco | find it |

Gummere, Mark.
The damage. San Francisco: Mark Gummere, 2013.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Robert “Lucky” Lucas | tpo | summary |
Dragon hand. San Francisco: Mark Gummere, 2013.
    | setting: San Francisco (Chinatown) | series character: Robert “Lucky” Lucas | tpo | summary |
Nola’s future. San Francisco: Mark Gummere, 2014.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Robert “Lucky” Lucas | tpo | summary |

Gunn, James E.
Deadlier than the male. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1942. |summary|
 
 

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