Peter Maravelis, editor. San Francisco Noir
(2005) 291 pp. [tpo]
“Welcome to a peninsula of broken dreams, shattered lives, and deadly
liaisons.” In this anthology of short hard-boiled crime fiction each original
story is tied to a specific San Francisco location. Authors and locations
include: Domenic Stansberry (North Beach); David Corbett (Hunter’s Point);
Sin Soracco (Russian River*); Barry Gifford (The Bayview); Kate Braverman
(Fisherman’s Wharf); Alvin Lu (Chinatown); Michelle Tea (Bernal Heights);
Alejandro Murguía (The Mission); Peter Plate (Market Street); Will
Christopher Baer (The Castro); Jim Nisbet (Golden Gate Bridge); Jon Longhi
(Haight-Ashbury); Robert Mailer Anderson (The Richmond); Eddie Muller (South
of Market); and David Henry Sterry (Polk Gulch).
*Editor’s note: The Russian River is, of course, not in San Francisco;
the action in Soracco’s story begins in San Francisco’s Mission District
before heading north.
San Francisco Chronicle review: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/10/02/RVG0UES8GF1.DTL&hw=san+francisco+noir&sn=001&sc=1000