Monday, May 05, 2008

On The Printed Page, San Francisco Is Crime Central

Recently the San Francisco Chronicle has been asking Bay Area writers "what's the best book that you've read that features San Francisco in it?" There has been a conspicuous absence by the interview authors of crime fiction, in specific? A certain novel about a bird that would eventually go on to make Humphrey Bogart a true leading star and put John Huston on the map.

Well, Eddie Muller was nice enough to take care of that omission and more, by picking out a list of some of the best "
Crime Novels Set In The Bay Area." Click the purple and take a gander. Then he takes it step further by saying on the printed page "San Francisco Is Crime Central" and he backs that up with interviews of Bay Area authors.

Of course Mr. Muller cannot in good conscious add his own two great contributions to that list...

"The Distance"

and "Shadow Boxer"...

 I will.

Also, I would like to add "Street Raised" by Pearce Hansen...

and "Cons, Scams and Grifts (A DKA File Novel)" by Joe Gores...
 that esteemed list.

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Blogger Gifted Typist said...

I'm really developing a taste for crime novels lately. Will write these ones down. I love the idea of a crime novel set in SF

Mon May 05, 11:29:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Beth said...

BTW, dude, you’ve been tagged.

Mon May 05, 04:44:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Beth said...

I'm going to jot down these titles, too.

Mon May 05, 04:45:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Quin Browne said...

the last one has the best cover, if that counts for anything.

Mon May 05, 06:11:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...


You'll like them.


You'll like them and maybe you'll recognize more than a few locations in them. BTW, I'll get you back, tagging me.

Mon May 05, 06:13:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...


Covers count for a lot, especially in the bigger chains where it gets difficult to find something new or recognizable.

Mon May 05, 06:37:00 PM PDT  
Blogger angel said...

i love reading suggestions!

Tue May 06, 10:36:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...


And I love suggesting them, I go through enough books a week that everyone could benefit by my recommendations, since I won't sell them over to used book stores.

Tue May 06, 08:21:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Jewgirl said...

One word, HUSTLE. Though it doesn't take place in SF, it's a one hour drama on AMC that you would love.

Definitely going to get Cons, Scams and Grifts.

Thu May 08, 12:40:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...


Is that the one in New Orleans?

Thu May 08, 04:02:00 PM PDT  

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