SF Booklist (Adult) – Detective

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Detective and Private Investigator mysteries set in San Francisco. Anything in italics is reflective of a series of books featuring the same character. Most mysteries tend to come in series, so don’t be surprised to find other titles by the same authors when browsing at the bookstore.

  1. JL Abramo
    1. Jake Diamon Series
  2. Charles Alverson
    1. Not Sleeping, Just Dead
  3. Diane Anderson-Minshall
    1. Blind Eye Mystery series
  4. William Babula
    1. St. John series
  5. Donald Bain
    1. Martini’s and Mayhem: Murder She Wrote
  6. David Berlinski
    1. Aaron Asherfield series
  7. Meredith Blevins
    1. The Red Hot Empress
  8. Kelly Bradford
    1. Footprints
  9. Richard Brautigan
    1. Dreaming of Babylon
  10. Kate Bryan
    1. Murder on the Barbary Coast
  11. Robin Burcell
    1. Face of a Killer
  12. Dorothy Byrant
    1. Killing Wonder
  13. Chad Calhoun
    1. The Frisco Lady
  14. Jerry Jay Carroll
    1. Inhuman Beings
  15. Michael Castleman
    1. The Lost Gold of San Francisco & Other Works
  16. Whitman Chambers
    1. Dog Eat Dog & Other Works
  17. Leonard Chang
    1. Fade to Clear
  18. Mark Coggins
    1. August Riordan series
  19. Curtis Christopher Comer
    1. Blake Danzig Chronicles
  20. Catherine Coulter
    1. FBI Series & Other Works
  21. Pamela Cranston
    1. The Madonna Murders
  22. James Dalessandro
    1. Bohemian Heart
  23. Kenn Davis
    1. Melting Point
  24. Kyra Davis
    1. Sophie Katz series
  25. Janet Dawson
    1. Jeri Howard Mysteries
  26. Dianne Day
    1. Fremont Jones Mysteries
  27. John E. Douglas
    1. Broken Wings
  28. Stella Duffy
    1. Wavewalker
  29. David Feeney
    1. A Skeleton in the Closet
  30. Denny Martin Flinn
    1. San Francisco Kills
  31. Raymond Fraser
    1. A Change Called Death
  32. James Frey
    1. Came a Dead Cat
  33. Anderson Gabrych
    1. Fogtown
  34. Meg Gardiner
    1. The Dirty Secrets Club
  35. Danielle Girard
    1. Savage Art
  36. Herbert Gold
    1. She Took My Arm As If She Loved Me
  37. Lee Goldberg
    1. Mr. Monk series
  38. Steven Gore
    1. Final Target
  39. Joe Gores
    1. Daniel Kearny Associates & Other Works
  40. Ron Goulart
    1. Ghost Breaker
  41. Linda Grant
    1. Catherine Saylor Series
  42. Stephen Greenleaf
    1. John Marshall Tanner Series
  43. Dashiell Hammett
    1. The Maltese Falcon & Other Works
  44. Dorothy Hannah
    1. Come and Be Killed
  45. TC Harbaugh
    1. The Boy Detectives
  46. John Haskett
    1. Policy Terminated
  47. Edward Hurlbut
    1. Lanagan
  48. Marian Jackson
    1. The Cat’s Eye
  49. Jonnie Jacobs
    1. Kate Austen Mysteries
  50. Bret Austin Jones
    1. Nest of Vipers
  51. Stuart Kaminsky
    1. Poor Butterfly
  52. HRF Keating
    1. Murder by Death
  53. Jerry Kennealy
    1. Nick Polo Mysteries
  54. Laurie R. King
    1. Mary Russell Mysteries & and the Kate Martinelli Mysteries
  55. Andrew Klavan
    1. Weiss & Bishop Mysteries
  56. Chris Larsgaard
    1. The Heir Hunter
  57. John T. Lescroat
    1. Dismas Hardy Series
  58. Will Lee
    1. Cobalt
  59. Hailey Lind
    1. Anne Kincaid Mysteries
  60. Margaret Locke
    1. A Relative Stranger
  61. Lisa Lutz
    1. The Spellman’s Strike Again
  62. Jack Lynch
    1. Bragg series
  63. Tim Maleeny
    1. Cape Weathers Mysteries
  64. Peter Marvalis
    1. San Francisco Noir 1 & 2
  65. Derek Marlowe
    1. Somebody’s Sister
  66. Sujata Massey
    1. The Samurai’s Daughter
  67. Ross McDonald
    1. The Way Some People Die
  68. Melisa C. Michaels
    1. Through the Eyes of the Dead & Cold Iron series
  69. John Miller
    1. San Francisco Thrillers
  70. Richard Morgan
    1. Altered Carbon
  71. Patricia Morrison
    1. Ungrateful Dead: Murder at the Filmore
  72. Marcia Muller
    1. Sharon MaCone series
  73. Jim Nisbet
    1. The Damned Don’t Die
  74. Carol O’Marie
    1. Sister Mary Helen Series
  75. Diana Orgain
    1. Kate Connelly Series
  76. Elane Osborn
    1. A Season to Believe
  77. Richard North Patterson
    1. Conviction
  78. Linda Lee Patterson
    1. Edited to Death
  79. Elizabeth Pincus
    1. Nell Fury Mysteries
  80. CE Poverman
    1. On the Edge
  81. Bill Pronzini
    1. The Nameless Detective Series
  82. William Rivera
    1. Panic Walks Alone
  83. Lora Roberts
    1. Murder Follows Money
  84. Alan Russell
    1. No Sign of Murder
  85. Eugene Sawyer
    1. The Coleraine Tragedy
  86. Leslie Scalapino
    1. Dahlia’s Iris
  87. Harry Schezade
    1. The Mystery of Eve
  88. Barry Shannon
    1. The Bold Stroke
  89. Robert Sharpe
    1. The City of Love and Pain & Other Works
  90. Roger Simon
    1. The Big Fix
  91. Carla Simpson
    1. Seduced
  92. Jack Spicker
    1. The Train of Thought
  93. Domenic Stansberry
    1. Dante Mancuso series
  94. Arne Sultan
    1. Hart in San Francisco
  95. Mariann Tadmoor
    1. Murder in San Francisco
  96. Jean Taylor
    1. The Last of Her Lies
  97. Ronald Tierney
    1. Paladino & Lang Mystery & other works
  98. Jim Thompson
    1. Ironside
  99. William Viharo
    1. Love Stories are Too Violent for Me

100. Bob Weaving

The Cull

101. Pat Welch

Still Waters

102. BJ West

Fog City Nocturne

103. Gloria White

Ronnie Ventana Mysteries

104. Collin Wilcox

Hire a Hangman

105. Hugh Wiley

Murder by the Dozen

106. Mary Wings

Emma Victor Series

107. Larry Wonderling

The Ultimate Evil

108. Gil Van Wyck

Simon Purvis

109. William Vollman

The Royal Family

110. Fred Zackel

Cocaine and Blue Eyes

 

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  1. William Viharo
    1. Love Stories are Too Violent for Me

2. Bob Weaving

    1. The Cull

3. Pat Welch

    1. Still Waters

4. BJ West

    1. Fog City Nocturne

5. Gloria White

    1. Ronnie Ventana Mysteries

6. Collin Wilcox

    1. Hire a Hangman

7. Hugh Wiley

    1. Murder by the Dozen

8. Mary Wings

    1. Emma Victor Series

9. Larry Wonderling

    1. The Ultimate Evil

10. Gil Van Wyck

    1. Simon Purvis

11. William Vollman

    1. The Royal Family

12. Fred Zackel

    1. Cocaine and Blue Eyes
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