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

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Paetro, Maxine. [see Patterson, James]

Palmer, Stuart, and Fletcher Flora.
Hildegarde Withers makes the scene. New York: Random House, 1969.

Park, Owen.
The Chinatown connection. New York: Pinnacle Books, 1977.

Pandian, Gigi.
Artifact. El Cerrito, Calif.: Gargoyle Girl Productions, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco; India; Scotland | series character: Jaya Jones (Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery 1) | find it |
Pirate Vishnu. Dallas, Tex.: Henery Press, 2014.
    | setting: San Francisco; India | series character: Jaya Jones (Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery 2) | find it |

Parker, Robert B. |author info|
A Catskill eagle. New York: Delacorte Press, 1985.
    | setting: San Francisco, Washington State, Boston | series characters: Spenser | summary | find it |
Hugger Mugger. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2000.
    | setting: Boston, Georgia, San Francisco | series characters: Spenser | summary | find it |

Parkhurst, Carolyn.
The nobodies album. New York: Doubleday, 2010.
    | setting: San Francisco, New York | find it |

Parkinson, T. L.
The man upstairs. New York: Dutton, 1991.

Parnell, Michael.
Shannon. [London?]: Granada, 1982.

Patterson, James. |author info|
1st to die. Boston: Little Brown and Company, 2001.
    | setting: San Francisco | series characters: Lindsay Boxer; Women’s Murder Club | summary | find it |
Violets are blue. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 2001.
    | setting: San Francisco | series characters: Alex Cross | summary | find it |

Patterson, James, and Andrew Gross.
2nd chance. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 2002.
    | setting: San Francisco | series characters: Lindsay Boxer; Women’s Murder Club | summary | find it |
3rd degree. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 2004.
    | setting: San Francisco | series characters: Lindsay Boxer; Women’s Murder Club | summary | find it |

Patterson, James, and Maxine Paetro.
4th of July. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 2005.
    | settings: San Francisco; Half Moon Bay | series characters: Lindsay Boxer; Women’s Murder Club | summary | find it |
The 5th horseman. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 2006.
    | setting: San Francisco | series characters: Lindsay Boxer; Women’s Murder Club | summary | find it |
The 6th target. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 2007.
    | setting: San Francisco | series characters: Lindsay Boxer; Women’s Murder Club | summary | find it |
7th heaven. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 2008.
    | setting: San Francisco | series characters: Lindsay Boxer; Women’s Murder Club | summary | find it |
The 8th confession. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2008.
    | setting: San Francisco | series characters: Lindsay Boxer; Women’s Murder Club | summary | find it |
The 9th judgment. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2010.
    | setting: San Francisco | series characters: Lindsay Boxer; Women’s Murder Club | summary | find it |
10th anniversary. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2011.
    | setting: San Francisco | series characters: Lindsay Boxer; Women’s Murder Club | find it |
11th hour. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco | series characters: Lindsay Boxer; Women’s Murder Club | find it |
12th of never. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
    | setting: San Francisco | series characters: Lindsay Boxer; Women’s Murder Club | find it |

Patterson, Richard North. |author info|
Private screening. New York: Villard Books, 1985.
Degree of guilt. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993.
Eyes of a child. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995.
Silent witness. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997.
Protect and defend. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000.
Conviction. New York: Random House, 2005. |summary|
Exile. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2007. |summary|

Patterson, Robert.
Man with a past. London: Frederick Muller, 1963.

Payne, Christopher C.
Duncan’s diary: birth of a serial killer. Bloomington, Ind.: iUniverse, 2009.
    | setting: Palo Alto | tpo | Re-issued: San Francisco: JournalStone, 2012 | summary | find it |

Peak, John A. |author info|
Spare change. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1994. |summary|
Mortal judgments. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999. |summary|
M and M. New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2002. |summary|

Pease, Howard. |author info|
Foghorns: a story of the San Francisco water front. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1937. |summary|
Long wharf: a story of young San Francisco. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1939.
Thunderbolt House. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1944. |summary|
The dark adventure. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1950. |summary|
Mystery on Telegraph Hill. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1961.

Pella, Judith.
Blind faith. Minneapolis: Bethany House Publishers, 1996.

Pence, Joanne. |author info|
Something’s cooking. New York: HarperPaperbacks, 1993.
Too many cooks. New York: HarperPaperbacks, 1994.
Cooking up trouble. New York: HarperPaperbacks, 1995.
    | setting: “Hayesville” (North Bay) | series characters: Angie Amalfi | pbo | summary | find it |
Cooking most deadly. New York: HarperPaperbacks, 1996.
Cook’s night out. New York: HarperPaperbacks, 1998.
A cook in time. New York: HarperPaperbacks, 1999.
To catch a cook. New York: Avon Books, 2000. |summary|
Bell, cook, and candle. New York: Avon Books, 2002. |summary|
If cooks could kill. New York: Avon Books, 2003.
Courting disaster. New York: Avon Books, 2004. |summary|
Cooking spirits. Eagle, Idaho: Quail Hill Publishing, 2013.
    | setting: San Francisco | series characters: Angie Amalfi | tpo | find it |

Pender, Laura.
Music of the mist. Toronto; New York: Harlequin Books, 1993.

Pendleton, Don. |author info|
California hit. New York: Pinnacle Books, 1972. (The Executioner #11)

Perison, Eben Paul.
The seventh sin. New York: Onyx, 2000.

Perkins, Michael.
Dark matter. New York: Blue Moon Books, 1996.

Perry, Kate. |author info|
Tempted by fate. New York: Forever, 2010.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Willow Tarata (The Guardians of Destiny Series) | paranormal romantic suspense | pbo | summary | find it |

Perry, Kent.
Quarter moon rising. Portland, Or.: FireWord Publishing, 2000.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: John DeSoto | police procedural | tpo | find it |

Perry, Lynn.
Murder in red. Baltimore: PublishAmerica, 2003.

Perry, Thomas. |author info|
Death benefits. New York: Random House, 2001.
    | settings: San Francisco; Pasadena; New Hampshire | series character: John Walker | summary | find it |
Silence. Orlando, Fla.: Harcourt, Inc., 2007.
    | settings: San Francisco; Los Angeles | series character: Jack Till | summary | find it |

Peterson, Linda Lee. |author info|
Edited to death. Henderson, Nev.: 21st Century Publishing, 2005.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Maggie Fiori | find it |
The Devil’s interval. Pasadena, Calif.: Prospect Park Books, 2013.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Maggie Fiori | tpo | find it |

Phelan, Margaret.
Mandy: a bizarre thriller. Raleigh, N.C.: Pentland Press, 1997.

Phillips, Clyde.
Fall from grace. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1998. |summary|
Blindsided. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 2000.
Sacrifice. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 2003. |summary|

Pickens, Lynne D.
Taking chances. New York: M. Evans & Company, 1991.

Pike, Robert L. [Robert L. Fish]
Reardon: a police procedural novel. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1970.
The gremlin’s grampa: a police procedural novel. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1972.
Bank job. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1974.
Deadline 2 A.M. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1976.

Piliero, Christopher Rocco.
Sharpshooters. Edmonton, Canada: Commonwealth Publications, 1997.
    | settings: Napa Valley | pbo | find it |

Pincus, Elizabeth.
The two-bit tango. San Francisco: Spinsters Book Co., 1992.
The solitary twist. Minneapolis: Spinsters Ink, 1993.
The hangdog hustle. Duluth, Minn.: Spinsters Ink, 1995. |summary|

Pineiro, R.J.
Breakthrough. New York: Forge, 1997. |summary|

Plate, Peter.
Sleepwalkers. San Francisco: [self-published], 1985. |summary|
The final chapter. San Francisco: [self-published], 1986.
An exploded view. San Francisco: [self-published], 1987. |summary|
Black wheel of anger. San Francisco: [self-published], 1989.
One foot off the gutter. San Diego, Calif.: Incommunicado Press, 1995. |summary|
Snitch factory. San Diego, Calif.: Incommunicado Press, 1997. |summary|
Police and thieves. New York: Seven Stories Press, 1999. |summary|
Angels of catastrophe. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2001. |summary|
Fogtown. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2004. |summary|
Soon the rest will fall. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2006. |summary|
Elegy written on a crowded street. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2010.
    | setting: San Francisco | tpo | find it |

Platt, Kin.
The pushbutton butterfly. New York: Random House, 1970.

Polster, James.
Brown. Atlanta: Longstreet Press, 1995.

Potter, Jerry Allen.
A talent for dying. New York: Fawcett Popular Library, 1980.
If I should die before I wake. New York: Fawcett Popular Library, 1981.

Prather, Richard S. [see Ring, Douglas]

Pronzini, Bill. [see also Foxx, Jack] |author info|
The stalker. New York: Random House, 1971.
The snatch. New York: Random House, 1971. |summary|
The vanished. New York: Random House, 1973.
Undercurrent. New York: Random House, 1973.
Blowback. New York: Random House, 1977.
Labyrinth. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1980.
Hoodwink. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1981.
Dragonfire. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1982.
Scattershot. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1982.
Bindlestiff. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1983.
Case file. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1983. [short stories]
Cat’s-paw. Richmond-in-Virginia: Waves Press, 1983. |summary|
Nightshades. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1984.
Quicksilver. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1984. |summary|
Bones. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1985.
Quincannon. New York: Walker and Company, 1985.
Deadfall. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1986.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Nameless Detective | find it |
Small felonies. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1988.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Nameless Detective | short stories | find it |
Jackpot. New York: Delacorte Press, 1990. |summary|
Breakdown. New York: Delacorte Press, 1991.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Nameless Detective | summary | find it |
Epitaphs. New York: Delacorte Press, 1992.
Quarry. New York: Delacorte Press, 1992.
Demons. New York: Delacorte Press, 1993.
Blue lonesome. New York: Walker and Company, 1995. |summary|
Hardcase. New York: Delacorte Press, 1995. |summary|
Sentinels. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc., 1996.
Spadework: a collection of “Nameless Detective” stories. Norfolk, Va.: Crippen & Landru, 1996. [short stories] |summary|
Illusions. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc., 1997.
Boobytrap. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc., 1998. |summary|
Carpenter and Quincannon, Professional Detective Services. Norfolk, Va.: Crippen & Landru, 1998. [short stories]
Nothing but the night. New York: Walker and Company, 1999.
    | setting: Russian River Region | find it |
Crazybone. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc., 2000.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Nameless Detective | find it |
In an evil time. New York: Walker and Company, 2001.
    | setting: San Francisco | find it |
Step to the graveyard easy. New York: Walker and Company, 2002.
    | setting: San Francisco | summary | find it |
Bleeders. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc., 2002.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Nameless Detective | find it |
Spook. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc., 2003.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Nameless Detective | find it |
Scenarios: a “Nameless Detective” casebook. Waterville, Me.: Five Star, 2003.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Nameless Detective | short stories | find it |
The alias man. New York: Walker and Company, 2004.
    | setting: San Francisco | find it |
Nightcrawlers. New York: Forge, 2005.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Nameless Detective | find it |
Mourners. New York: Forge, 2006.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Nameless Detective | find it |
The crimes of Jordan Wise. New York: Walker and Company, 2006.
    | setting: San Francisco | summary | find it |
Savages. New York: Forge, 2007.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Nameless Detective | find it |
Fever. New York: Forge, 2008.
    | setting: San Francisco, Las Vegas | series character: Nameless Detective | find it |
Schemers. New York: Forge, 2009.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Nameless Detective | summary | find it |
Betrayers. New York: Forge, 2010.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Nameless Detective | find it |
Camouflage. New York: Forge, 2011.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Nameless Detective | find it |
Hellbox. New York: Forge, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco; Gold country | series character: Nameless Detective | find it |
Kinsmen. Forest Hill, Md.: Cemetery Dance Publications, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco; northeast California | series character: Nameless Detective | novella | find it |
Femme. Forest Hill, Md.: Cemetery Dance Publications, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Nameless Detective | novella | find it |
Nemesis. New York: Forge, 2013.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Nameless Detective | find it |
Strangers. New York: Forge, 2014.
    | setting: San Francisco; “Minereal Springs” | series character: Nameless Detective | find it |

Pronzini, Bill, and Collin Wilcox.
Twospot. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1978.
 
 

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