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

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La Tourrette, Jacqueline.
The house on Octavia Street. New York: Beaufort Books, 1984.

Lake, Paul.
Among the immortals. Brownsville, Or.: Story Line Press, 1994.

Lakin, Howard.
California noir. Mill Valley, Calif.: DevonBooks, 2012.
    | settings: San Francisco, Oakland, Mill Valley | series character: Rick Lang | tpo | find it |

Lamb, Bette Golden, and J.J. Lamb.
Bone dry. Waterville, Me.: Five Star, 2003.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Gina Mazzio | find it |
Sin & bone. [United States]: Two Black Sheep, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Gina Mazzio | tpo |

Lamb, J. J. |author info|
The Chinese straight. New York: Ballantine Books, 1976.
    | setting: Las Vegas, San Francisco (Chinatown) | series character: Zachariah Tobias Rolfe | pbo | summary | find it |

Lamb, John J. |author info|
The clockwork teddy. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2008. (Bear collector’s mystery #4)

Lancet, Barry. |author info|
Japantown. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2013.
    | setting: San Francisco (Japantown) | series character: Jim Brodie | summary | find it |

Landes, Paul H., and K. Rogers.
Wings to redemption. Davis, Calif.: Hunter and Gatherer Publishing Company, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco; Sydney (Australia) | series character: Alex Boudreau | tpo |

Landis, Jill Marie.
Jade. New York: Jove Books, 1991.

Lang, Harry.
The corpse on the hearth. Philadelphia: Macrae-Smith Company, 1946.

Lantigua, John.
Heat lightning. New York: Putnam, 1987.

LaPlante, Alice.
A circle of wives. New York: Atlantic Monthly Books, 2014.
    | setting: Palo Alto | series character: Samantha Adams | find it |

Larsgaard, Chris.
The heir hunter. New York: Delacorte Press, 2000. |summary|

Latson, Allan C.
Slaves of desire. St. Louis, Mo.: Forum Pub. Co., 1956. |summary|

Laurence, Gerald. |author info|
One bang-up job. New York: Berkley Books, 1989.
    | setting: San Francisco | Hubin | pbo | summary | find it |

Laurie, Victoria. |author info|
Ghouls just haunt to have fun. New York: Obsidian, 2009.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: M.J. Holliday (Ghost Hunter Mystery 3) | pbo | summary | find it |

Lawrence, Cynthia.
Chill before serving. Toronto ; New York: Worldwide, 2005.

Lawton, Rick.
Chasing Lazarus. San Francisco: Sasha Press, 2010.
    | setting: San Francisco | tpo | summary | find it |

Leason, Barney.
Grand cru. New York: Forge, 2001.
    | setting: Sonoma Valley | pbo | summary | find it |

Lecard, Marc.
Tiny little troubles. New York: St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2008.

Lee, Elsie.
Sam Benedict—cast the first stone. New York: Lancer Books, 1963.

Lee, Patrick. [William Fieldhouse]
Gundown at Golden Gate. New York: Pinnacle Books, 1981.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Tanaka Tom Fletcher (Six-Gun Samurai #3) | pbo | Western Fiction Review | summary | find it |

Lee, Valerie.
www.sex.net. San Francisco: Russian Hill Press, 1998.

Lee, Will.
Cobalt. New York: Vantage Press, 1999.

Leebron, Fred G.
Out west. New York: Doubleday, 1996.

Leffland, Ella.
Mrs. Munck. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1970. |summary|

Leinster, Murray. [William Fitzgerald Jenkins]
Scalps: a murder mystery. New York: Brewer & Warren, 1930.

Lenhard, Elizabeth. |series info|
Soul of the bride. New York: Pocket Pulse, 2001. [based on the television series Charmed, created by Constance M. Burge]
Charmed again. New York: Simon Pulse, 2002. [based on the television series Charmed, created by Constance M. Burge]
Date with death. New York: Simon Pulse, 2002. [based on the television series Charmed, created by Constance M. Burge]

Lescroart, John T. |author info|
Dead Irish. New York: Donald I. Fine, Inc., 1989. |summary|
The vig. New York: Donald I. Fine, Inc., 1990.
Hard evidence. New York: Donald I. Fine, Inc., 1993.
The 13th juror. New York: Donald I. Fine, Inc., 1994. |summary|
A certain justice. New York: Donald I. Fine, Inc., 1995. |summary|
Guilt. New York: Delacorte Press, 1997. |summary|
The mercy rule. New York: Delacorte Press, 1998. |summary|
Nothing but the truth. New York: Delacorte Press, 1999. |summary|
The hearing. New York: Dutton, 2001.
The oath. New York: Dutton, 2002. |summary|
The first law. New York: Dutton, 2003. |summary|
The second chair. New York: Dutton, 2004. |summary|
The motive. New York: Dutton, 2005. |summary|
The Hunt Club. New York: Dutton, 2006.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Wyatt Hunt | find it |
The suspect. New York: Dutton, 2007.
Betrayal. New York: Dutton, 2008. |summary|
A plague of secrets. New York: Dutton, 2009.
Treasure Hunt. New York: Dutton, 2010.
    | setting: San Francisco | series characters: Wyatt Hunt, Mickey Dade | summary | find it |
Damage. New York: Dutton, 2011.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Abe Glitsky | summary | find it |
The hunter. New York: Dutton, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco | series characters: Wyatt Hunt, Mickey Dade | summary | find it |
The Ophelia cut. New York: Atria Books, 2013.
    | setting: San Francisco | series characters: Dismas Hardy, Abe Glitsky | find it |

Leslie, Jean.
Shoes for my love. Garden City, N.Y.: Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday & Company, 1948. |summary|

Lethem, Jonathan.
Gun, with occasional music. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1994. |summary|

Leventhal, Stan.
Faultlines. Austin, Tex.: Banned Books, 1989.
    | setting: San Francisco | Hubin | tpo | find it |

Levin, Donna.
California Street. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1990.

Lewellen, T. C.
The Billikin courier. New York: Random House, 1968.

Lewis, Kathleen A.
The 27th out. Minneapolis, Minn.: Turtleclub, 1996.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Marcy Connelly | Hubin | find it |

Lewis, Peter.
Dead in the dregs. Berkeley, Calif.: Counterpoint, 2010.
    | setting: Napa Valley, Burgundy (France) | series character: Babe Stern | find it |

Lewis, Robert K.
Untold damage. Woodbury, Minn.: Midnight Ink, 2013.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Mark Mallen | tpo | summary | find it |

Lewis, Shelby.
Sacred love. Washington D.C.: BET Publications, LLC : Arabesque, 2001.
    | setting: San Francisco | romantic suspense | pbo | summary | find it |

Lind, Hailey. [Julie Goodson-Lawes and Carolyn Lawes; see also Blackwell, Juliet] |author info|
Feint of art. New York: Signet, 2006.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Annie Kincaid (Art Lover’s Mystery 1) | pbo | summary | find it |
Shooting gallery. New York: Signet, 2006.
    | setting: San Francisco, Berkeley, Hillsborough | series character: Annie Kincaid (Art Lover’s Mystery 2) | pbo | summary | find it |
Brush with death. New York: Signet, 2007.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Annie Kincaid (Art Lover’s Mystery 3) | pbo | find it |
Arsenic and old paint. Palo Alto; McKinleyville, Calif.: Perseverance Press/John Daniel & Company, 2010.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Annie Kincaid (Art Lover’s Mystery 2) | pbo | summary | find it |

Linscomb, Shadrach.
Sex, guns, and a barber. San Leandro, Calif.: View House Publishing, 2005.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Shelton Parker | tpo | summary | find it |

Lipman, Clayre, and Michel Lipman.
House of evil. New York: Lion Books, 1954.

Lipman, Michel. [see Lipman, Clayre]

Lipsky, Eleazar.
The devil’s daughter. New York: Meredith Press, 1969.

Locke, M. Louisa.
Maids of misfortune. [Self-published], 2009.
    | setting: San Francisco (1879) | series character: Annie Fuller (A Victorian San Francisco Mystery) | tpo | find it |

London, Jack, and Robert L. Fish.
The Assassination Bureau, Ltd. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1963. [Completed by Robert L. Fish from notes by Jack London]

Long, Claudia.
Weave her thread with bones. Philadelphia: Xlibris Corporation, 2000.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Magda Santos | Hubin | tpo | find it |

Longley, W. B.
Chinatown justice. Toronto: PaperJacks, 1985.

Longstreet, Stephen.
The Pedlock inheritance. New York: McKay, 1972.

Loraine, Philip.
Voices in an empty room. London: Collins [for] the Crime Club, 1973; New York: Random House, 1974.

Loughead, Flora Haines.
The man who was guilty. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1886.
    | setting: San Francisco, San Quentin | Baird & Greenwood 1569; Hubin | summary | find it |

Lovell, B. E.
...And incidentally, murder! New York: Bouregy & Curl, 1952.
A rage to kill. New York: Ace Books, 1957.

Lucas, Michael A.
Devil born without horns. San Francisco: Rudos and Rubes Publishing, 2008.
    | setting: San Francisco | tpo | find it |

Lucke, Margaret. |author info|
A relative stranger. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1991.
House of whispers. Rockville, Md.: Juno Books, 2008.
    | setting: Marin County | series character: Claire Scanlan (Supernatural Properties 1) | pbo | summary | find it |

Lupoff, Richard A. |author info|
The comic book killer. Martinez, Calif.: Offspring Press, 1988.
    | setting: Berkeley | series character: Hobart Lindsey, Marvia Plum | MRJ | summary | find it |
The classic car killer. New York: Bantam Books, 1992.
    | setting: Berkeley, Oakland | series character: Hobart Lindsey | MRJ; Hubin | pbo | find it |
The Bessie Blue killer. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1994.
    | setting: Berkeley, Oakland | series characters: Hobart Lindsey, Marvia Plum | Hubin | summary | find it |
The sepia siren killer. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1994.
    | setting: Berkeley, Oakland | series characters: Hobart Lindsey, Marvia Plum | Hubin | summary | find it |
The cover girl killer. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1995.
    | setting: Berkeley, Oakland | series characters: Hobart Lindsey, Marvia Plum | Hubin | summary | find it |
The Radio Red killer. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1997.
    | setting: Berkeley | series character: Marvia Plum | summary | find it |
One murder at a time: the casebook of Lindsey & Plum. Holicong, Pa.: Cosmos Books, an imprint of Wildside Press, 2001.
    | setting: Berkeley, Walnut Creek | series characters: Hobart Lindsey, Marvia Plum | short stories | summary | find it |
Quintet: the cases of Chase & Delacroix. Norfolk, Va.: Crippen & Landru, 2009.
    | setting: San Francisco | series characters: Akhaneton Chase, Claire Delacroix | short stories | tpo | summary | find it |
The emerald cat killer. New York: Minotaur Books, 2010.
    | setting: Berkeley | series characters: Hobart Lindsey, Marvia Plum | bibliomystery | find it |

Lutz, Lisa. |author info|
The Spellman files. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2007.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Isabel “Izzy” Spellman | summary | find it |
Curse of the Spellmans. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Isabel “Izzy” Spellman | summary | find it |
Revenge of the Spellmans. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2009.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Isabel “Izzy” Spellman | find it |
The Spellmans strike again. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2010.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Isabel “Izzy” Spellman | find it |
Trail of the Spellmans. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Isabel “Izzy” Spellman | find it |
The last word: a Spellman novel. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2013.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Isabel “Izzy” Spellman | find it |

Lynch, Jack. |author info|
Bragg’s hunch. New York: Fawcett Gold Medal, 1982.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Peter Bragg (Bragg #1) | Hubin | pbo | find it |
The missing and the dead. New York: Fawcett Gold Medal, 1982.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Peter Bragg (Bragg #2) | pbo | find it |
Pieces of death. New York: Fawcett Gold Medal, 1982.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Peter Bragg (Bragg #3) | pbo | find it |
Sausalito. New York: Warner Books, 1984.
    | setting: Sausalito, San Francisco | series character: Peter Bragg | pbo | find it |
San Quentin. New York: Warner Books, 1984.
    | setting: San Quentin Prison, San Francisco | series character: Peter Bragg | pbo | find it |
Wolf House. San Jose, Calif.: Mystery and Suspense Press, 2002.
    | setting: Jack London State Historic Park (Sonoma County) | series character: Peter Bragg | tpo | find it |

Lynch, Lee.
Sue Slate, private eye. Tallahassee, Fla.: The Naiad Press, Inc., 1989.

Lynch, Sean.
Wounded prey. Long Island City, New York: Exhibit A, 2013.
    | setting: San Francisco | find it |

Lyon, Dana. [see also Lyon, Mabel Dana and Hughston, Dana] |author info|
The frightened child. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1948.
    | setting: San Francisco | Reprinted as House on Telegraph Hill (New York: Mercury Publications, 1948) | find it |
The tentacles. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1950.
    | setting: San Francisco, Burlingame, Monterey | summary | find it |
The lost one. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1958.
    | setting: East Bay, San Francisco Peninsula, Delta Region | summary | find it |

Lyon, Mabel Dana, and Josephine Hughston. |author info|
The bathtub murder. San Francisco: Williams Publishing Company, 1933.
    | setting: Stanford University (“Western University”) | Baird & Greenwood 1585 | summary | find it |


 
 

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