compiled by
Randal Brandt
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Death and Taxes (2010)
City of Secrets (2011)
Coming Back (2010)
Perfect Alibi (2010)

This bibliography contains nearly 2,200 titles of mystery, detective, and crime fiction with the action, or significant parts of the action, set in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Only the first American editions are listed, unless the book was originally published outside of the United States. In those cases, both the true first and the first American editions are noted. The entries are listed in alphabetical order by author. Multiple books by the same author are listed in chronological order.

Shrouded in Mysteries

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the official opening of the Golden Gate Bridge, The Bancroft Library presents Shrouded in Mysteries, a guided tour of the bridge as depicted on the covers of mystery, detective, and crime novels.

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Bullets Across the Bay

The University Library at the University of California, Berkeley presented Bullets Across the Bay, an exhibit in the Bernice Layne Brown Gallery, September 8, 2011 through February 29, 2012.

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Introduction | Methodology | Contributors | References | Extras

“For readers interested in a ... far-reaching scan of mysteries set in San Francisco and environs, go immediately to a wonderful
Web site called Golden Gate Mysteries, maintained by the reigning expert on the topic ...”
Booklist, Volume 104, Number 17 (May 1, 2008).

“Widely respected as the authoritative site on mysteries [set] in San Francisco and environs.”
PageTurners Newsletter, Volume 1, Number 3 (May 2007).

“A treasure trove for mystery readers seeking San Francisco and Bay Area settings.”
Reference Reviews, Volume 20, Number 4 (2006) pp. 33-34.

Read about Golden Gate Mysteries in the Berkeleyan:

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