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.
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