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

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Racina, Thom.
Kojak in San Francisco. New York: Berkley, 1976.

Rae, Jenna.
The writing on the wall. Tallahassee, Fla.: Bella Books, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco | series characters: Del Mason; Lola Bannon | tpo | summary | find it |

Raffel, Keith. |author info|
Dot.dead: a Silicon Valley mystery. Woodbury, Minn.: Midnight Ink, 2006.
    | setting: Silicon Valley; Palo Alto | series character: Ian Michaels | tpo | summary | find it |
Smasher: a Silicon Valley mystery. Woodbury, Minn.: Midnight Ink, 2009.
    | setting: Silicon Valley | series character: Ian Michaels | tpo | find it |

Raison, Milton M.
The gay mortician. Hollywood, Calif.: Murray & Gee, 1946.

Rand, Lou.
The gay detective. Fresno, Calif.: Saber Books, 1961. [Reprinted as Rough trade. Los Angeles: Argyle Books, 1964]

Randall, Gregory C.
Land swap for death. Walnut Creek, Calif.: Windsor Hill Publishing, Inc., 2010.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Sharon O’Mara (Chronicles of Sharon O’Mara 1) | tpo | summary |
Containers for death. Walnut Creek, Calif.: Windsor Hill Publishing, Inc., 2011.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Sharon O’Mara (Chronicles of Sharon O’Mara 2) | tpo | summary |
Toulouse for death. Walnut Creek, Calif.: Windsor Hill Publishing, Inc., 2011.
    | setting: San Francisco, France | series character: Sharon O’Mara (Chronicles of Sharon O’Mara 3) | tpo | summary |
12th man for death. Walnut Creek, Calif.: Windsor Hill Publishing, Inc., 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Sharon O’Mara (Chronicles of Sharon O’Mara 4) | tpo | summary |

Rangel, Kimberly.
The homecoming. New York: Leisure Books, 1998.
    | setting: San Francisco | horror | pbo | find it |

Raphael, Neil, and Ray Raphael.
Comic cops. Redway, Calif.: Real Books, 1992.
    | setting: San Francisco | juvenile | summary | find it |

Rath, Virginia. |author info|
An excellent night for murder. Garden City, N.Y.: Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1937.
    | setting: San Francisco | Baird & Greenwood 2066 | find it |
The dark cavalier. Garden City, N.Y.: Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1938.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Michael Dundas | Baird & Greenwood 2060; Hubin; Herron | find it |
Death of a lucky lady. Garden City, N.Y.: Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1940.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Michael Dundas | Baird & Greenwood 2063; Hubin; Herron | find it |
Death breaks the ring. Garden City, N.Y.: Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1941.
    | setting: San Francisco; Redwood City; Grass Valley | series character: Michael Dundas | Baird & Greenwood 2062; Herron | summary | find it |
Epitaph for Lydia. Garden City, N.Y.: Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1942.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Michael Dundas | Baird & Greenwood 2065; Hubin; Herron | find it |
Posted for murder. Garden City, N.Y.: Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1942.
    | setting: Berkeley | series character: Michael Dundas | Baird & Greenwood 2070; Hubin; Herron | find it |
A dirge for her. Chicago: Ziff-Davis Pub. Co., 1947.
    | setting: San Francisco (Russian Hill) | series character: Michael Dundas | Baird & Greenwood 2064; Hubin; Herron | find it |
A shroud for Rowena. Chicago: Ziff-Davis Pub. Co., 1947.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Michael Dundas | Baird & Greenwood 2071; Hubin; Herron | find it |

Raymond, Clifford Samuel.
The men on the dead man’s chest. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1930.

Rayter, Joe. [Mary F. McChesney]
The victim was important. New York: Scribner’s, 1954.
Asking for trouble. New York: Mill, Wm. Morrow & Co., 1955.

Reed, Christine. [see Reed, J. D.]

Reed, Christopher.
The big scratch: a Manx McCatty adventure. New York: Ballantine Books, 1988.

Reed, Ishmael.
The last days of Louisiana Red. New York: Random House, 1974.

Reed, J. D., and Christine Reed.
Exposure. New York: Soho Press, 1987.

Reed, Philip.
The Marquis de Fraud. Long Beach, Calif.: Epic Press, 2001.
    | setting: San Francisco | find it |

Reiss, Kathryn. |author info|
PaperQuake: a puzzle. San Diego, Calif.: Harcourt Brace, 1998.
    | setting: San Francisco (1906) | juvenile | summary | find it |
The strange case of baby H. Middleton, Wis.: Pleasant Company, 2002.
    | setting: San Francisco (1906) | series: American Girl History Mysteries 18 | juvenile | summary | find it |
The tangled web: a Julie mystery. Middleton, Wis.: American Girl Publishing, Inc., 2009.
    | setting: San Francisco (1977) | series: American Girl Mysteries (Julie Albright) | juvenile | summary | find it |
The puzzle of the paper daughter: a Julie mystery. Middleton, Wis.: American Girl Publishing, Inc., 2010.
    | setting: San Francisco (1970s) | series: American Girl Mysteries (Julie Albright) | juvenile | summary | find it |
The silver guitar: a Julie mystery. Middleton, Wis.: American Girl Publishing, Inc., 2011.
    | setting: San Francisco (1970s) | series: American Girl Mysteries (Julie Albright) | juvenile | summary | find it |

Rhodes, Daniel.
Adversary. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1989.

Rich, Kathleen.
Jacqueminot: a gothic novel. New York: Tower, 1967.

Richmond, Michelle. |author info|
The year of fog. New York: Delacorte Press, 2007.
    | setting: San Francisco | find it |
No one you know. New York: Delacorte Press, 2008.
    | setting: San Francisco | find it |
Golden state. New York: Bantam Books, 2014.
    | setting: San Francisco | find it |

Richtel, Matt.
Hooked: a thriller about love and other addictions. New York: Twelve, 2007.
    | setting: Silicon Valley | series character: Nat Idle | find it |
Devil’s plaything: a mystery for Idle minds. Scottsdale, Ariz.: Poisoned Pen Press, 2011.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Nat Idle | Also published in paperback: New York: Harper, 2011 | find it |
The Cloud. New York: Harper, 2013.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Nat Idle | pbo | summary | find it |

Riel, David.
Phoenix rising. Philadelphia: Xlibris Corporation, 2000.
    | setting: Oakland | series character: Sgt. David “Rich” Richards | tpo | find it |

Riesenberg, Felix.
Waterfront reporter. Chicago: Rand McNally & Company, 1950. |summary|

Rigsby, Howard.
Murder for the Holidays. New York: Morrow, 1951.

Ring, Douglas. [Richard S. Prather] |author info|
The peddler. New York: Lion Books, 1952.
    | setting: San Francisco | pbo | Hubin | Reprinted under Prather’s name in 1963 by Gold Medal and in 2006 by Hard Case Crime | summary (Reading California Fiction) | find it |

Rittenhouse, Rob.
Slain in San Ramon: the case of Mother Mary. Livermore, Calif.: WingSpan Press, 2007.
    | setting: San Ramon, San Ramon Valley (Contra Costa County) | series character: Chip Wellington | tpo | summary | find it |
Dead in Danville. Livermore, Calif.: WingSpan Press, 2011.
    | setting: Danville, San Ramon Valley (Contra Costa County) | series character: Chip Wellington | tpo | summary |

Rivera, William L.
Panic walks alone. Chatsworth, Calif.: Major Books, 1976.

Roan, Tom.
The dragon strikes back. New York: J. Messner, Inc., 1936.

Robb, Maureen.
Patterns in silicon. Clinton, Miss.: Drake Valley Press, 2004.
    | setting: San Francisco, Silicon Valley | tpo | summary | find it |

Robbins, David L.
Twisted. New York: Onyx, 2004. |summary|

Robe, Jane T.
The dead lawyer conspiracy. Bloomington, Ind.: iUniverse, 2008.
    | setting: San Francisco | legal | tpo | summary | find it |
The panther resurrection. Bloomington, Ind.: iUniverse, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco | legal | summary | find it |

Roberts, Gillian. [Judith Greber] |author info|
Time and trouble. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998. |summary|
Whatever doesn’t kill you. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2001. |summary|

Roberts, J. R.
Golden Gate killers. New York: Jove Books, 1992. |summary|

Roberts, Lora. [see also Smith, Lora R.] |author info|
Murder in a nice neighborhood. New York: Fawcett Gold Medal, 1994. |summary|
Murder in the marketplace. New York: Fawcett Gold Medal, 1995.
Murder bone by bone. New York: Fawcett Gold Medal, 1997.
Murder crops up. New York: Fawcett Gold Medal, 1998.
Murder follows money. New York: Fawcett, 2000.

Roberts, T. A.
Drake’s Bay. Sag Harbor, N.Y.: Permanent Press, 2010.
    | setting: San Francisco | summary | find it |

Roberts, Willo Davis.
The Jaubert ring. Garden City, N.Y.: Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday, 1976.

Robeson, Kenneth. [Ron Goulart]
The death machine. New York: Warner Paperback Library, 1975. (The Avenger #32)

Robinson, Cynthia. |author info|
The Dog Park Club. New York: Minotaur Books, 2010.
    | setting: Berkeley | series character: Max Bravo | summary | find it |
The Barbary dogs. New York: Minotaur Books, 2011.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Max Bravo | find it |

Robinson, Frank M. [see also Scortia, Thomas N.]
Waiting. New York: Forge, 1999.
    | setting: San Francisco | science fiction | summary | find it |

Robinson, Thatcher.
White ginger. Amherst, N.Y.: Seventh Street Books, 2013.
    | settings: San Francisco (Chinatown); Vancouver, Canada | series character: Bai Jiang | tpo | find it |
Black karma. Amherst, N.Y.: Seventh Street Books, 2014.
    | settings: San Francisco (Chinatown) | series character: Bai Jiang | tpo | find it |

Rock, Phillip. |series info|
Dirty Harry. New York: Bantam Books, 1971.

Rodgers, M. J.
A taste of death. Toronto ; New York: Harlequin Books, 1989.
Who is Jane Williams? Toronto ; New York: Harlequin Books, 1994.

Roeburt, John.
The unholy wife. New York: Avon, 1957.

Rogers, James Cass.
Foul play. New York: Jove Publications, 1978.

Rogers, K. [see Landes, Paul H.]

Rogers, Lanny.
Crime has no friends. [Great Britain]: Spencer, 1950. p>Roizen, Ron.
On the field of honor: a history of science mystery. [United States]: Lulu, 2006.
    | setting: Berkeley (University of California) | tpo | find it |

Roscoe, Mike.
Slice of hell. New York: Crown Publishers, 1954.

Rosenberger, Joseph.
The Silicon Valley connection. New York: Pinnacle Books, 1984. (Death Merchant #58)
The red dragon operation. New York: Critic’s Choice Paperbacks, 1987. (C.O.B.R.A. #3)

Rosenthal, Erik.
The calculus of murder. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1986.
Advanced calculus of murder. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1988.

Routt, Fred.
The juggler and the princess. Berkeley, Calif.: Creative Arts Book Co., 2001.
    | setting: San Francisco | tpo | summary | find it |

Rovin, Jeff.
The game. New York: Boulevard Books, 1997.
    | setting: San Francisco | movie novel | pbo | summary | find it |

Rowan, Ronald R.
Will power. Philadelphia: Xlibris Corporation, 1999.

Roy, Ron.
The New Year dragon dilemma. New York: Random House Children’s Books, 2011.
    | setting: San Francisco (Chinatown) | series: A to Z Mysteries, Super Edition 5 | juvenile | summary | find it |

Royal, Priscilla.
Favas can be fatal. Los Angeles: Alyson Books, 2006.
    | setting: “Livorno” (fictional town north of San Francisco); Daly City | series character: Alice MacDoughall | tpo | summary | find it |

Ruditis, Paul. |series info|
The brewing storm. New York: Simon Spotlight, 2004. |summary| [based on the television series Charmed, created by Constance M. Burge]
As Puck would have it. New York: Simon Spotlight Entertainment, 2006. [based on the television series Charmed, created by Constance M. Burge]
Leo rising. New York: Simon Spotlight Entertainment, 2007. [based on the television series Charmed, created by Constance M. Burge]

Rudnick, Norman.
The murder of Eleanor Lindquist. Roseville, Calif.: Dry Bones Press, Inc., 2001.

Rush, Lindsey.
Simple sins: the awakening. London: Minerva, 1997.

Rushkoff, Douglas.
Ecstasy Club. New York: Harper Edge, 1997.

Russell, Alan.
No sign of murder. New York: Walker, 1990.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Stuart Winter | find it |

Russell, Kath. |author info|
A pointed death. [self-published], 2010.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Nola Billingsly (Pointer Mystery Series 1) | tpo | summary | find it |

Russell, Kirk. |author info|
Shell games. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2003.
    | setting: Northern California; San Francisco Bay Area | series character: John Marquez | find it |
Night game. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2004.
    | setting: Northern California; San Francisco Bay Area | series character: John Marquez | find it |
Deadgame. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2005.
    | setting: Northern California; San Francisco Bay Area | series character: John Marquez | find it |
Redback. Sutton [England]: Severn House, 2010.
    | setting: Northern California; San Francisco Bay Area | series character: John Marquez | find it |
A killing in China Basin. Sutton [England]: Severn House, 2011.
    | setting: San Francisco (China Basin) | series character: Ben Raveneau | summary | find it |
Counterfeit road. Sutton [England]: Severn House, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Ben Raveneau | find it |
One through the heart. Sutton [England]: Severn House, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Ben Raveneau | find it |
Die-off. Sutton [England]: Severn House, 2013.
    | setting: Northern California; San Francisco Bay Area | series character: John Marquez | find it |

Russo, Richard Paul.
Destroying angel. New York: Ace Books, 1992.
Carlucci’s edge. New York: Ace Books, 1995.
Carlucci’s heart. New York: Ace Books, 1997.
Carlucci. New York: Ace Books, 2003.

Ruyle, John.
The adventure of the logophagous client: being the first of the adventures of Turlock Loams. Berkeley, Calif.: Pequod Press, 1971.
The adventure of the retired weatherman: another adventure of Turlock Loams. Berkeley, Calif.: Pequod Press, 1972.
His last vow: a Christmas reminiscence of Turlock Loams. Berkeley, Calif.: Christmas, 1973.
The adventure of the Soledad cyclist: another adventure of Turlock Loams. Berkeley, Calif.: Pequod Press, 1974.
The adventure of the five buffalo chips. Berkeley, Calif.: Pequod Press, 1975.
The adventure of the freckled hand: an adventure of Turlock Loams. Berkeley, Calif.: Pequod Press, 1975.
The adventure of the giant bat of Sonoma: being a new adventure of Turlock Loams. Berkeley, Calif.: Pequod Press, 1976.
The adventure of the missing third quarter: another adventure of Turlock Loams. Berkeley, Calif.: Pequod Press, 1977.
The adventure of the dancing hen: a new adventure of Turlock Loams. Berkeley, Calif.: Pequod Press, 1978.
Silver haze: a new adventure of Turlock Loams. Berkeley, Calif.: Pequod Press, 1978.
The adventure of the jogging man: the penultimate adventure of Turlock Loams. Berkeley, Calif.: Pequod Press, 1979.
A scandal in bulimia: a new adventure of Turlock Loams. Berkeley, Calif.: Pequod Press, 1986.
The adventure of Blue Peter: a memoir of Turlock Loams. Berkeley, Calif.: Pequod Press, 1987.
The adventure of the cheesemonger’s bark: a memoir of Turlock Loams. Berkeley, Calif.: Ross & Mangles, 1988.
The adventure of the Fairfax umpire: a memoir of Turlock Loams. Berkeley, Calif.: Pequod Press, 1988.
The adventure of the frail codger: a memoir of Turlock Loams. Berkeley, Calif.: Biddle, Hayward & Moffat, 1988.
The adventure of the cardboard lox. Berkeley, Calif.: Dowson & Miles, 1989.
The Muscatel ritual: a memoir of Turlock Loams. Berkeley, Calif.: Beaune-Again Press, 1989.
The Napa Valley mystery. Berkeley, Calif.: Pycroft & Doran, 1989.
The prenatal entreaty: a memoir of Turlock Loams. Berkeley, Calif.: Tonga & Small, 1989.
The adventure of the frying detective: a memoir of Turlock Loams. Berkeley, Calif.: Trout & Milk, 1990.
The geek interpreter: a memoir of Turlock Loams. Berkeley, Calif.: Trout-in-the-Milk Press, 1990.
The hesitant patient: a memoir of Turlock Loams. Berkeley, Calif.: Iron Dyke Co., 1992.
The spinal problem: a memoir of Turlock Loams. Berkeley, Calif.: Reichenbach, Falls & Co., 1992.
The adventure of the peremptory spouse: the recrudescence of Turlock Loams. Berkeley, Calif.: Maynooth & Co., 1994.

Ryan, Andie. |author info|
Shakedown. New York: Lenox Road Publishing, 2009.
    | setting: San Francisco | find it |

Ryan, Phil. |author info|
All sins remembered. San Francisco: San Francisco City Press, Inc., 2008.

Ryan, Jenna.
Bittersweet legacy. Toronto ; New York: Harlequin Books, 1993.

Ryan, Jessica.
The man who asked why. Garden City, N.Y.: Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday, Doran, 1945.
Exit harlequin. Garden City, N.Y.: Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday & Company, 1947.

Ryan, Shawna.
Destiny’s damned. Snohomish, Wash.: Pilchuck Publishing, Inc., 2006. |summary|

Ryerson, Florence, and Colin Clements.
Fear of fear. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1931.
 
 

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