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

AUTHORS S

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

S

Saban, Cheryl.
Sins of the mother. Los Angeles: Dove Books, 1997.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Alison Young | find it |

Sacher, Jerry.
The saint of San Francisco. Miami, Fla.: Dreamspinner Press, 2011.
    | setting: San Francisco (Castro) | tpo | summary | find it |

Sachs, Marilyn. |author info|
At the sound of the beep. New York: Dutton Children’s Books, 1990. |summary|

Safónov, Madeleine. [see Dodge, Alice M.]

Sanra, Nancy.
No witnesses. Huntington, N.Y.: Rising Tide Press, 1995.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Tally McGinnis | tpo | find it |
No escape. Huntington, N.Y.: Rising Tide Press, 1998.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Tally McGinnis | tpo | Hubin | find it |
No corpse. Huntington, N.Y.: Rising Tide Press, 2000.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Tally McGinnis | tpo | Hubin | find it |
No evidence. Ferndale, Mich.: Bella, 2005.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Tally McGinnis | tpo | find it |

Santiago, V. J.
Kill or be killed. New York: Pinnacle Books, 1976. (The Vigilante #3)

Sapir, Richard, and Warren Murphy.
Holy terror. New York: Pinnacle Books, 1975. (The Destroyer #19)

Saralegui, Jorge.
Last rites. New York: Charter Books, 1985.
Shadow stalker. New York: Charter Books, 1987.

Sawyer, Eugene T.
The Coleraine tragedy, or, Caught in the trap. New York: Street & Smith, 1897.
    | setting: San Francisco | series: Magnet Detective Library no. 197 | dime novel | find it |

Sawyer, Meryl.
A kiss in the dark. New York: Dell, 1995.
Trust no one. New York: Zebra Books/Kensington Publishing Corp., 2000.
    | setting: Napa Valley | romantic suspense | pbo | summary | find it |
Lady killer. New York: Zebra Books/Kensington Publishing Corp., 2004.

Sawyer, Robert J.
Frameshift. New York: Tor, 1997.

Saxby, Charles.
Death joins the Woman’s Club. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1940.
    | setting: San Carlos, San Francisco | find it |

Scalapino, Leslie. [see also Goda, Dee]
Dahlia’s iris: secret autobiography and fiction. Normal, Ill.: FC2, 2003. |summary|

Schaffer, Dylan. |author info|
Misdemeanor man. New York: Bloomsbury, 2004. |summary|
I right the wrongs: a Misdemeanor Man mystery. New York: Bloomsbury, 2005.

Schermerhorn, James.
Night of the cat. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1993.

Schezade, Harry. [Joseph Wong Cohen]
The mystery of Eve. Berkeley, Calif.: Regent Press, 1995.

Schneider, Bart.
Nameless dame: murder on the Russian River. Berkeley, Calif.: Soft Skull Press, 2012.
    | setting: Russian River Valley (Sonoma County) | series character: Augie Boyer | summary | find it |

Scholten, Jenny.
Day stripper. Norwich, Vt.: New Victoria Publishers, 2000. |summary|
Slay me tender. Norwich, Vt.: New Victoria Publishers, 2001. |summary|

Schuepbach, Nancy. |author info|
Murder at the Mane Tamers. Bloomington, Ind.: AuthorHouse, 2005. |summary|

Schulz, Monte.
Naughty. Seattle, Wash.: Fantagraphic Books, 2013.
    | setting: San Francisco (1950s) | Based on the true story of Iva Kroeger and her husband Ralph, who were indicted for the murders of Mildred and Jay Arneson in 1962 | find it |

Schwartz, Dale J.
Kill without remorse. San Jose, Calif.: Writer’s Showcase, 2001. |summary|

Schwartz, Stephen Jay. |author info|
Beat. New York: Forge, 2010.
    | setting: San Francisco, Los Angeles | series character: Hayden Glass | summary | find it |

Scortia, Thomas N., and Frank M. Robinson.
The nightmare factor. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1978.

Scott, Kemble. [Scott James] |author info|
The sower. San Rafael, Calif.: Vox Novus/Numina Press, 2009.
    | setting: San Francisco | find it |

Scott, Michele. |author info|
Murder uncorked. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2005.
    | setting: Napa Valley | series character: Nikki Sands (Wine Lover’s Mystery 1) | pbo | summary | find it |
Murder by the glass. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2006.
    | setting: Napa Valley | series character: Nikki Sands (Wine Lover’s Mystery 2) | pbo | summary | find it |
Silenced by Syrah. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2007.
    | setting: Napa Valley | series character: Nikki Sands (Wine Lover’s Mystery 3) | pbo | summary | find it |
Corked by Cabernet. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2009.
    | setting: Napa Valley | series character: Nikki Sands (Wine Lover’s Mystery 5) | pbo | summary | find it |
A toast to murder. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2010.
    | setting: Napa Valley | series character: Nikki Sands (Wine Lover’s Mystery 6) | pbo | summary | find it |

Scott, Robbie.
The mystery of Rascal Pratt. Mount Pleasant, S.C.: Greenwich Mill Publishing, 2007.
    | setting: Point Bonita (San Francisco Bay) (1866) | juvenile | tpo | find it |

Scott, Thurston. [George Thurston Leite and Jody Scott]
Cure it with honey. New York: Harper, 1951.

Searls, Hank.
The adventures of Mike Blair: a Dime detective book. New York: The Mysterious Press, 1988.

Sears, Ruth McCarthy.
In the shadow of the tower. New York: Lenox Hill Press, 1972.

Serah, Tonne.
Drop...dead: the DJ murders. New York: Harrington Park Press, 2007.

Shankman, Sarah.
Impersonal attractions. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1985.

Shannon, Barry.
The bold stroke. Eugene, Or.: TripleTree Pub., 1999.

Shannon, Carl.
Murder me never. [London?]: Boardman, 1951.

Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman.
Nate the Great, San Francisco detective. New York: Dell Yearling, 2000.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Nate the Great | juvenile | find it |

Sharpe, Alice.
Annabelle’s secret. New York: Avalon Books, 1991.

Sharpe, Robert.
Vichy Berkeley. San Francisco: Fog City Press, 1993.
The city of love and pain. San Francisco: Fog City Press, 1994.

Shea, Susan C. |author info|
Murder in the abstract. New York: Avalon Books, 2010.
    | setting: San Francisco (“Devor Museum”) | series character: Danielle (“Dani”) O’Rourke | find it |
The king’s jar. Oak Park, Ill.: Top Five Books, 2013.
    | setting: San Francisco (“Devor Museum”) | series character: Danielle (“Dani”) O’Rourke | tpo | summary | find it |

Shedd, Margaret Cochran.
Run. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1956.

Sheldon, Sidney. |author info|
Nothing lasts forever. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1994.
Tell me your dreams. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1998.

Sherrell, Susan.
Grace. Seattle, Wash.: Workwomans Press, 2009.
    | setting: Oakland, Berkeley (1972) | tpo | summary | find it |

Sherridane, David.
The heart of a gangster. New York: Vantage Press, 1964.

Shirley, John.
City come a-walkin’. New York: Dell Publishing Co., Inc., 1980.
    | setting: San Francisco (Future) | science fiction | pbo | revised editions: Asheville, N.C.: Eyeball Books, 1996; New York: Four Walls Eight Windows, 2000 | summary | find it |
Spider moon. Baltimore: Cemetery Dance Publications, 2002.
    | setting: San Francisco | summary | find it |

Siegel, Sheldon. |author info|
Special circumstances. New York: Bantam Books, 2000.
    | setting: San Francisco | series characters: Mike Daley; Rosie Fernandez | legal | find it |
Incriminating evidence.  New York: Bantam Books, 2001.
    | setting: San Francisco | series characters: Mike Daley; Rosie Fernandez | legal | find it |
Criminal intent. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2002.
    | setting: San Francisco | series characters: Mike Daley; Rosie Fernandez | legal | find it |
Final verdict. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2003.
    | setting: San Francisco | series characters: Mike Daley; Rosie Fernandez | legal | summary | find it |
The confession. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2004.
    | setting: San Francisco | series characters: Mike Daley; Rosie Fernandez | legal | summary | find it |
Judgment day. San Francisco: MacAdam/Cage Publishing, 2008.
    | setting: San Francisco | series characters: Mike Daley; Rosie Fernandez | legal | find it |
Perfect alibi. San Francisco: MacAdam/Cage Publishing, 2010.
    | setting: San Francisco | series characters: Mike Daley; Rosie Fernandez | legal | find it |

Sigler, Scott. |author info|
Nocturnal. New York: Crown Publishers, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Bryan Clauser | horror | summary | find it |

Siler, Jack.
Triangles of fire. New York: Dell Publishing Company, 1984.

Silver, Hy.
Bogus lover. Chicago: Newsstand Library, 1960.

Silverman, Robert M.
The Cumberland decision. New York: Manor Books, 1977.
    | setting: San Francisco | Hubin | pbo | summary | find it |

Simmons, Steven.
Body blows. New York: Dutton, 1986.
    | setting: San Francisco | find it |

Simon, Roger L.
California roll. New York: Villard Books, 1985.

Simpson, Carla.
Desperado’s caress. New York: Kensington, 1991.
Seduced. New York: Pinnacle Books, 1993.
Deceived. New York: Pinnacle Books, 1994.

Simpson, Robert.
Welcome danger. [Great Britain?]: London Book Co., 1930.

Sims, George.
Hunter’s Point. London: Gollancz, 1973.

Sims, L. V.
Murder is only skin deep. New York: Charter Books, 1987.
Death is a family affair. New York: Charter Books, 1987.
To sleep, perchance to kill. New York: Charter Books, 1988.

Sinclair, Upton. |author info|
100%: the story of a patriot. Pasadena, Calif.: Published by the author, 1920. |summary|

Singer, Shelley. |author info|
Samson’s deal. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1983.
Free draw. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1984.
Full house. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1986.
Spit in the ocean. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1987.
Suicide king. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1988.
Following Jane. New York: Signet, 1993.
Picture of David. New York: Signet, 1993.
Searching for Sara. New York: Signet, 1994.
Interview with Mattie. New York: Signet, 1995.
Royal flush. Santa Barbara, Calif.: John Daniel & Co., 1999. |summary|

Skibbins, David. |author info|
Eight of swords. New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2005. |summary|
High priestess. New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2006. |summary|
The star. New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2007. |summary|
The hanged man. New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2008.

Sledge, Tommy. [Michael D. Farrow] |author info|
Eat lead, clown! New York: Full Court Press, 1987.

Sloan, Robin.
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour bookstore. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.
    | setting: San Francisco | find it |

Sloan, Susan R.
Guilt by association. London: Little, Brown and Company, 1994; New York: Warner Books, 1995. |summary|
Behind closed doors. New York: Warner Books, 2004.

Sloane, Kit.
Grape noir. Vancouver, Wash.: Deadly Alibi Press, 2001.

Slovo, Gillian.
The betrayal. London: Michael Joseph, 1991.

Smith, Barry. |author info|
The do or die machine. New York: iUniverse, Inc., 2008.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: David Moore | summary | find it |
Blood rain. New York: iUniverse, Inc., 2009.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: David Moore | summary |
The Miwok eagles. Bloomington, Ind.: AuthorHouse, 2009.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: David Moore | summary |

Smith, Julie. |author info|
Death turns a trick. New York: Walker & Company, 1982.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Rebecca Schwartz | Hubin; MRJ; 1001 Midnights, p. 740-741; Raphael | find it |
The sourdough wars. New York: Walker & Company, 1984.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Rebecca Schwartz | Hubin; MRJ; Raphael | find it |
True-life adventure. New York: The Mysterious Press, 1985.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Paul McDonald | Hubin; MRJ | summary | find it |
Tourist trap. New York: The Mysterious Press, 1986.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Rebecca Schwartz | Hubin | summary | find it |
Huckleberry fiend. New York: The Mysterious Press, 1987.
    | setting: Oakland, University of California, Berkeley | series character: Paul McDonald | Hubin | summary | find it |
Other people’s skeletons. New York: Ivy Books, 1993.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Rebecca Schwartz | Hubin; MRJ; Raphael | find it |

Smith, Lachlan.
Bear is broken. New York: Mysterious Press, 2013.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Leo Maxwell | find it |
Lion plays rough. New York: Mysterious Press, 2014.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Leo Maxwell | find it |

Smith, Lora R. [see also Roberts, Lora]
Revolting development. Menlo Park, Calif.: Perseverance Press, 1988. |summary|

Snider, Gordon J.
The Separatist. Rockford, Ill.: Helm Publishing, 2007.
    | setting: San Francisco (Chinatown) | tpo | find it |

Sorrells, Walter.
Club Dread. New York: Sleuth Dutton, 2006.
    | setting: San Francisco | Chastity Pureheart (Hunted 2) | juvenile | find it |

Spade, Danny.
San Francisco by night. [United States?]: Scion, 1951.

Spanogle, Joshua. |author info|
Isolation ward. New York: Delacorte Press, 2006.
Flawless. New York: Delacorte Press, 2007. |summary|

Spencer, Archibald.
Prosecutors will be violated: no matter what crime you committed, it’s not your fault. Minneapolis, Minn.: Trigance House, 1999.

Spicer, Jack.
The tower of Babel. Hoboken, N.J.: Talisman House, 1994.

Spilken, Aron, and Ed O’Leary.
Burning moon. Chicago: Playboy Press, 1978. |summary|

Spindler, Erica.
Blood vines. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2010.
    | setting: Sonoma Valley, San Francisco | romantic suspense | find it |

Spolter, Tucker.
A work of art. Baltimore: PublishAmerica, 2008.

St. Clair, Mike.
Daddy’s gone a-hunting. New York: Bantam Books, 1969.

St. Giles, Jennifer.
The mistress of Trevelyan. New York: Pocket Books, 2004. |summary|

St. Martin, Thomas.
Jill. New York: Dell Publishing Co., 1979.

Stacpoole, H. de Vere.
The mystery of Uncle Bollard. London: Cassell, 1927; Garden City, N.Y.: Published for the Crime Club, Inc., by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1928.

Stahl, Jerry. |author info|
I, Fatty. New York: Bloomsbury, 2004.
Pain killers. New York: William Morrow, 2009.
    | setting: San Quentin | series character: Manny Rupert | find it |

Stanley, John. [see Davis, Kenn] |author info|

Stanley, Kelli. |author info|
City of dragons. New York: Minotaur Books, 2010.
    | setting: San Francisco (Chinatown) (1940) | series character: Miranda Corbie | summary | find it |
City of secrets. New York: Minotaur Books, 2011.
    | setting: San Francisco (1940), Treasure Island | series character: Miranda Corbie | find it |
City of ghosts. New York: Minotaur Books, 2014.
    | setting: San Francisco (1940) | series character: Miranda Corbie | find it |

Stansberry, Domenic. |author info|
The last days of Il Duce. Sag Harbor, N.Y.: Permanent Press, 1998.
    | setting: San Francisco (North Beach) | summary | find it |
Chasing the dragon. New York: St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2004.
    | setting: San Francisco (North Beach) | series character: Dante Mancuso | summary | find it |
The confession. New York: Hard Case Crime, 2004. (Hard Case Crime 006)
    | setting: Marin County | pbo | summary | find it |
The big boom. New York: St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2006.
    | setting: San Francisco (North Beach) | series character: Dante Mancuso | summary | find it |
The ancient rain. New York: St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2008.
    | setting: San Francisco (North Beach) | series character: Dante Mancuso | find it |
Naked moon. New York: Minotaur Books, 2010.
    | setting: San Francisco (North Beach) | series character: Dante Mancuso | summary | find it |

Steel, Danielle. |author info|
Ransom. New York: Delacorte Press, 2004.
    | setting: San Francisco | romantic suspense | summary | find it |

Stephens, Judith. |author info|
Borrowed rites. Berkeley, Calif.: Cayuse Press, 1986.
    | setting: Berkeley (University of California) | tpo | summary | find it |

Sterling, Tom.
Fragments. New York: iUniverse, Inc., 2004.
    | setting: San Francisco | find it |

Stern, Richard Martin .
The will. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1976.

Stevenson, Robert Louis, and Lloyd Osbourne.
The wrecker. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1891.

Steward, Paull.
Dangerous men. London: Harrap, 1926.

Stewardson, Dawn.
The mummy case. Toronto; New York: Harlequin Books, 1994.

Stewart, Sean, and Jordan Weisman.
Cathy’s book: if found call (650) 266-8233. Philadelphia: Running Press, 2008.

Stewart, Anita.
The devil’s toy. New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1935.

Stinson, Joseph C. |series info|
Sudden impact. New York: Warner Books, 1983.

Strahan, Kay Cleaver.
Death traps. Garden City, N.Y.: Published for the Crime Club, Inc., by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1930.

Streib, Dan.
The karate killers. New York: Fawcett Gold Medal, 1983.

Strike, Johnny. |author info|
A loud humming sound came from above. San Francisco: Rudos and Rubes Publishing, 2007. [short stories]

Strupp, Joe.
The city and county: a novel of San Francisco newsmakers. Roseville, Calif.: Dry Bones Press, Inc., 2001.

Stuart, Anne.
Catspaw. Toronto; New York: Harlequin Books, 1985.
Catspaw II. Toronto; New York: Harlequin Books, 1988.

Stubbs, Jean.
The golden crucible. London: Macmillan, 1976; New York: Stein and Day, 1976.
    | setting: San Francisco (1906) | Hubin | summary | find it |

Sturman, Jennifer. |author info|
The hunt. Don Mills, Ont.: Red Dress Ink, 2007.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Rachel Benjamin | tpo | summary | find it |

Stutler, Tim.
Dead hand control. Bloomington, Ind.: 1stBooks Library, 2002.
    | setting: Berkeley, San Diego | summary | find it |

Sullivan, Monica.
Joey Bear and Yvette, private detectives. San Francisco: Steve Rubenstein, Publisher, 1982. |summary|

Summers, Richard.
Vigilante. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1949. |summary|

Swaim, Lawrence.
The killing. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1980.

Swann, S. Andrew.
Specters of the dawn. New York: DAW Books, 1994.

Swanson, Cheryl.
Death game. Garibaldi Highlands, BC: Zumaya Publications, 2006. |summary|

Swanson, James L.
The stuff that dreams are made of. Bloomington, Ind.: 1st Books Library, 2001. |summary|

Swanton, Scott.
Sweetheart. New York: Bantam Books, 1980.

Swierczynski, Duane. |author info|
Hell & gone. New York: Mulholland Books, 2011.
    | setting: San Francisco | series character: Charlie Hardie | tpo | find it |


 
 

Introduction | Methodology | Contributors | References | Extras

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Home | New Additions

Previous page | Next page