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

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Hale, Rebecca M. |author info|
How to wash a cat. Grand Junction, Colo.: Green Vase Publishing, 2008.
    | setting: San Francisco (Jackson Square) | summary | find it | Republished: New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2010 (Cats and Curios Mystery 1) find it |
Nine lives last forever. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2010.
    | setting: San Francisco | series: Cats and Curios Mystery 2 | pbo | find it |
How to moon a cat. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2011.
    | setting: San Francisco, Nevada City | series: Cats and Curios Mystery 3 | pbo | find it |
How to tail a cat. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco (Steinhart Aquarium) | series: Cats and Curios Mystery 4 | pbo | find it |
How to paint a cat. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2014.
    | setting: San Francisco | series: Cats and Curios Mystery 5 | pbo | find it |
How to catch a cat. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2015.
    | setting: San Francisco | series: Cats and Curios Mystery 6 | pbo | find it |

Hall, Malinda M.
Social graces. Berkeley: Creative Arts Book Company, 2001. |summary|

Hall, Mary Bowen.
Emma Chizzit and the Queen Anne killer. New York: Walker, 1989.
    | setting: Solano County (“Fairville” [composite of Fairfield and Vacaville]) | series character: Emma Chizzit | find it |
Emma Chizzit and the Napa nemesis. New York: Walker, 1992.
    | setting: Napa Valley | series character: Emma Chizzit | find it |

Hall, O. M. [Oakley Hall]
Murder city. New York: Farrar, Straus and Company, 1949. |summary|

Hall, Oakley. [see also Hall, O. M.; Manor, Jason] |author info|
Ambrose Bierce and the queen of spades. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998. |summary|
Ambrose Bierce and the death of kings. New York: Viking, 2001. |summary|
Ambrose Bierce and the one-eyed jacks. New York: Viking, 2003.
Ambrose Bierce and the trey of pearls. New York: Viking, 2004. |summary|
Ambrose Bierce and the ace of shoots. New York: Viking, 2005.

Halliday, Gemma. |author info|
Play nice. New York: Minotaur Books, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Anna Smith (Anya Danielovich) | summary | find it |

Hamilton, Clare.
Twilight forest. New York: Pyramid Books, 1973.
Seadrift House. New York: Tower Books, 1981.

Hamilton, William J.
The Red Brotherhood, or, The twelve avengers. New York: Beadle and Adams, July 28, 1874. |summary|

Hammett, Dashiell. |author info|
The Dain curse. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1929.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Continental Op | summary | find it |
The Maltese falcon. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Sam Spade | summary | find it |
$106,000 blood money. New York: L.E. Spivak, 1943.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Continental Op (Bestseller Mystery no. B40) | novellas | summary | find it |
The adventures of Sam Spade and other stories. New York: L.E. Spivak, 1944.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Sam Spade (Bestseller Mystery no. B50) | short stories | summary | find it |
The Continental op. New York: L.E. Spivak, 1945. (Bestseller Mystery no. B62)
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Continental Op (Bestseller Mystery no. B62) | short stories | summary | find it |
The return of the Continental op. New York: L.E. Spivak, 1945.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Continental Op (A Jonathan Press Mystery no. J17) | short stories | summary | find it |
Hammett homicides. New York: L.E. Spivak, 1946.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Continental Op (Bestseller Mystery no. B81) | short stories | summary | find it |
Dead yellow women. New York: L.E. Spivak, 1947.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Continental Op (A Jonathan Press Mystery no. J29) | short stories | summary | find it |
Nightmare town. New York: L.E. Spivak, 1948.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Continental Op (A Mercury Book no. 120) | short stories | summary | find it |
The creeping Siamese. New York: L.E. Spivak, 1950.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Continental Op (A Jonathan Press Mystery no. J48) | short stories | summary | find it |
Woman in the dark. New York: L.E. Spivak, 1951.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Continental Op (A Jonathan Press Mystery no. 59) | short stories | summary | find it |
A man named Thin and other stories. New York: Joseph W. Ferman, Publisher, 1962.
    | setting: San Francisco | series characters: Robin Thin, Sr., Robin Thin, Jr. (Mercury Mystery no. 233) | short stories | summary | find it |
The big knockover: selected stories and short novels. New York: Random House, 1966.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Continental Op | short stories | summary | find it |
The Continental op. New York: Random House, 1974.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Continental Op | short stories | summary | find it |
Nightmare town. New York: Random House, 1999.
    | setting: San Francisco | series characters: Continental Op; Sam Spade; John Guild | short stories | summary | find it |
Lost stories. San Francisco: Vince Emery Productions, 2005.
    | setting: San Francisco | short stories | find it |
Return of the Thin Man. New York: Mysterious Press, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco | series characters: Nick and Nora Charles | novellas (screen treatments) | summary | find it |
The hunter and other stories. New York: Mysterious Press, 2013.
    | setting: San Francisco | short stories | find it |

Hammond, Mary Ann.
Land of gold. New York: Pocket Books, 1984.

Handler, Daniel.
The basic eight. New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, 1999. |summary|

Hankins, Arthur P.
Judy the torch: a detective story. New York: Chelsea House, 1928.

Hansen, Jim Michael.
Blond run. Golden, Colo.: Thriller Publishing Group, Inc., 2010.
    | setting: San Francisco | find it |

Hansen, Pearce.
Street raised. Holicong, Pa.: Point Blank Press, 2006.

Hardin, Robert.
Amateur hour: a novel of suspense. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1977.

Haring, Don.
San Francisco shakedown. Sydney, Australia: Cleveland, [1960’s?]

Harper, Olive. [Helen Burrell Gibson D’Apery] |author info|
The opium smugglers of ‘Frisco, or, The crimes of a beautiful opium fiend. New York: J.S. Ogilvie Pub. Co., 1908.

Harper, Paul. [David Lindsey] |author info|
Pacific Heights. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2011.
    | setting: San Francisco (Pacific Heights) | series character: Marten Fane | find it |

Harrington, Kent.
The tattooed muse. Tucson, Ariz.: Dennis McMillan Publications, 2001.

Harrison, Emma. |series info|
A tale of two Pipers. New York: Simon Spotlight, 2004. [based on the television series Charmed, created by Constance M. Burge]
The queen’s curse. New York: Simon Spotlight Entertainment, 2005. [based on the television series Charmed, created by Constance M. Burge]
Phoebe who? New York: Simon Spotlight Entertainment, 2006. [based on the television series Charmed, created by Constance M. Burge]

Harrison, Stuart.
Better than this. London: HarperCollins Publishers, 2001.

Harriss, Will.
Noble rot. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1993.
    | setting: Napa Valley | summary | find it |

Hart, Carolyn G.
Skulduggery. London: Hale, 1984; Unity, Me.: Five Star, 2000.
    | setting: San Francisco (Chinatown) | series character: Ellen Christie | summary | find it |

Hartford, Bruce.
The Gandhi ring. San Francisco: Westwind Writers, Inc., 2006. |summary|

Hartman, Claire.
Shirlee Holmes, 221 Baker Street, San Francisco. Mission Viejo, Calif.: C. Hartman, 2001.

Hartman, Dane. [Richard Meyers and Leslie Alan Horvitz] |author/series info|
Duel for cannons. New York: Warner Books, 1981.
    | setting: San Francisco; San Antonio (Tex.) | series character: Harry Callahan (Dirty Harry 1) | Hubin | pbo | summary | find it |
Death on the docks. New York: Warner Books, 1981.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Harry Callahan (Dirty Harry 2) | Hubin | pbo | find it |
The long death. New York: Warner Books, 1981.
    | setting: San Francisco; Berkeley (UC Berkeley) | series character: Harry Callahan (Dirty Harry 3) | Hubin | pbo | summary | find it |
The Mexico kill. New York: Warner Books, 1982.
    | setting: San Francisco; Mexico (Baja California) | series character: Harry Callahan (Dirty Harry 4) | pbo | summary | find it |
Family skeletons. New York: Warner Books, 1982.
    | setting: Boston (Mass.) | series character: Harry Callahan (Dirty Harry 5) | pbo | summary | find it |
City of blood. New York: Warner Books, 1982.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Harry Callahan (Dirty Harry 6) | Hubin | pbo | summary | find it |
Massacre at Russian River. New York: Warner Books, 1982.
    | setting: Russian River | series character: Harry Callahan (Dirty Harry 7) | pbo | find it |
Hatchet men. New York: Warner Books, 1982.
    | setting: San Francisco (Chinatown); Chicago | series character: Harry Callahan (Dirty Harry 8) | Hubin | pbo | summary | find it |
The killing connection. New York: Warner Books, 1982.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Harry Callahan (Dirty Harry 9) | Hubin | pbo | summary | find it |
The blood of strangers. New York: Warner Books, 1982.
    | setting: San Francisco; Middle East | series character: Harry Callahan (Dirty Harry 10) | Hubin | pbo | summary | find it |
Death in the air. New York: Warner Books, 1983.
    | series character: Harry Callahan (Dirty Harry 11) | pbo | find it |
Dealer of death. New York: Warner Books, 1983.
    | series character: Harry Callahan (Dirty Harry 12) | pbo | find it |

Harwood, Seth. |author info|
Jack wakes up. Barrington, N.H.: Breakneck Books, 2008.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Jack Palms | tpo | summary/podcast | find it |
Triad death match. San Francisco: CrimeWAV Books, 2010.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Jack Palms | e-book, novella |
This is life. San Francisco: CrimeWAV Books, 2011.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Jack Palms | summary/podcast |
Czechmate. San Francisco: CrimeWAV Books, 2011.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Jack Palms | summary/podcast |
In broad daylight. Las Vegas, Nev.: Thomas & Mercer, 2013.
    | setting: Anchorage, Alaska; San Francisco | series character: Jess Harding | tpo | find it |

Haven, Heather.
Murder is a family business. Pierrefonds, Quebec: MuseItUp Publishing, 2011.
    | setting: Palo Alto, Silicon Valley | series characters: Lee Alvarez (Alvarez Family Murder Mystery Series 1) | tpo |
A wedding to die for. Pierrefonds, Quebec: MuseItUp Publishing, 2011.
    | setting: Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, Mexico | series characters: Lee Alvarez (Alvarez Family Murder Mystery Series 2) | tpo |
Death runs in the family. Mountain View, Calif.: The Wives of Bath Press, 2013.
    | setting: Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Las Vegas | series characters: Lee Alvarez (Alvarez Family Murder Mystery Series 3) | tpo | Originally published as an e-book, MuseItUp Publishing, 2012 | summary |

Hawley, Noah.
A conspiracy of tall men. New York: Harmony Books, 1998.
    | setting: San Francisco, San Rafael, etc. | summary | find it |

Head, Matthew.
The smell of money. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1943.

Hecht, Daniel.
Bones of the Barbary Coast. New York: Bloomsbury, 2006. |summary|

Held, Peter. [Jack Vance] |author info|
Take my face. New York: Mystery House, 1957.
    | setting: Sonoma County (“San Giorgio”), San Francisco | Hubin; Currey p. 500 | summary | find it |

Hellerstein, Harry.
Wired. New York: St. Martin’s, 1982.

Helmore, Thomas.
Affair at Quala. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1964.

Helms, Richard. |author info|
Grass sandal. [North Carolina?]: Back Alley Books, 2004.
    | setting: San Francisco (Chinatown) | series character: Eamon Gold | summary | find it |
Cordite wine. [North Carolina?]: Back Alley Books, 2005.
    | setting: San Francisco; Napa Valley | series character: Eamon Gold | summary | find it |

Henn, Henry.
China Alley. New York: Manor Books, Inc., 1978.
    | setting: San Francisco (Chinatown) | series character: Larry Lorraine | pbo | summary | find it |

Henning, D.L.
The dead clue. Salt Lake City, Utah: Northwest Publishing, Inc., 1994.
    | setting: San Francisco | tpo | find it |

Herlihy, Jim.
Deceipt and dirty money. Philadelphia: Xlibris Corporation, 2000.

Hickey, James L. [see Bianchi, Eugene C.]

Higgins, Charlotte.
Blue Monday. San Rafael, Calif.: Sky Ladder Press, 1996.
    | setting: San Francisco (Golden Gate Bridge) | tpo | summary | find it |

Hilborne, Jenny. |author info|
Madness and murder. Laurel, Md.: Echelon Press, 2010.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Mac Jackson | tpo | summary |
No alibi. Laurel, Md.: Echelon Press, 2011.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: John Doucette | tpo | summary |
Hide and seek. [United States]: Severn Press, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Mac Jackson | tpo | summary |

Hill, Bonnie Hearn.
Cutline. Don Mills, Ont.: MIRA, 2006.

Hill, Owen.
The Chandler apartments. Berkeley: Creative Arts Book Company, 2002.
    | setting: Berkeley | series character: Clay Blackburn | tpo | summary | find it |
The incredible double. Oakland, Calif.: PM Press, 2009.
    | setting: Berkeley | series character: Clay Blackburn | tpo | find it |

Hillsbery, Kief.
War boy. New York: William Morrow and Company, 2000.

Hinden, Michael. [see Draine, Betsy]

Hirsch, Reece. |author info|
The insider. New York: Berkely Books, 2010.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Will Connelly | legal | pbo | summary | find it |

Hoblitt, Louise.
Two dead, one to die. New York: Writer’s Showcase, 2003. |summary|

Hockensmith, Steve.
The black dove: a Holmes on the Range mystery. New York: St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2008. |summary|

Hoffman, Blair.
Murder for the prosecution. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1993.
    | setting: San Francisco | find it |

Hoffman, Patrick.
The white van. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2014.
    | setting: San Francisco | find it |

Holland, Cecilia.
Lily Nevada. New York: Forge, 1999.

Holmes, Howard.
Cool Conrad, the Dakota detective, or, From lair to lair: a tale of Frisco and the gold camps. New York: Beadle and Adams, April 28, 1885.
Sunshine Sam, chip off the old block, or, The silent trail of no-gold land. New York: Beadle and Adams, February 22, 1888.

Holmes, Rupert. |author info|
Swing. New York: Random House, 2005.

Holtzer, Susan.
Better than sex. New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Minotaur Press, 2001.
    | setting: San Francisco | series characters: Anneke Haagen, Karl Genesko | summary | find it |

Holzer, Hans. |author info|
The Red Chindvit conspiracy. New York: Award Books ; London: Tandem Books, 1970.

Homes, Geoffrey.
Then there were three. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1938.

Hooper, Kay.
Once a thief. New York: Bantam Books, 2002.
Always a thief. New York: Bantam Books, 2003.

Horne, Vivian.
When the snowman melts. Philadelphia: Xlibris Corporation, 1999.

Hornsby, Wendy.
A hard light. New York: Dutton, 1997.

Horton, Phyllis H.
Golden door. Danbury, Conn.: Rutledge Books, 1998.

House, Brant.
Curse of the Mandarin’s fan. San Diego, Calif.: Corinth, 1966.

Houser, Lionel.
Lake of fire. New York: Claude Kendall, Publisher, 1933. |summary|

Hudson, Lillian.
Governor Thurmond’s bird-house. San Francisco: John J. Newbegin, 1915. |summary|

Huffman, Laurie.
The house behind the mint. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1969.

Hughston, Dana. [(Mabel) Dana Lyon and Josephine Hughston] |author info|
You stand accused. New York: Hillman-Curl, Inc., 1937.
    | setting: “Oakdale, San Lucas County” (fictional town and county in the Santa Clara Valley) | summary | find it |

Hughston, Josephine. [see Lyon, Mabel Dana]

Hunt, David. [William Bayer]
The magician’s tale. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1997. |summary|
Trick of light. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1998. |summary|

Hurd, Florence.
The house on Russian Hill. New York: New American Library, 1977.

Hurlbut, Edward H.
Lanagan, amateur detective. New York: Sturgis & Walton Company, 1913. |summary|

Hurst, Jim.
Fatal image. Berkeley, Calif.: Creative Arts Book Company, 1998.

Hurwitz, Gregg Andrew.
The Tower. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1999.
    | setting: San Francisco, San Francisco Peninsula, San Jose | summary | find it |
Tell no lies. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2013.
    | setting: San Francisco | find it |


 
 

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