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SF Booklist (Adult) – Memoirs

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The Bay Area is home to many experiences, many lives and many famed and fabled individuals. This list features memoirs written by Bay Area residents. Dave Eggars and Brian Copeland have made a number of appearances in San Mateo and San Jose. Brian Copeland was last year’s Silicon Valley Reads selection for his memoir.

  1. Dave Eggars
    1. A Heartbreaking Work of a Staggering Genius
  2. Rudyard Kipling
    1. American Notes
  3. Beth Lisick
    1. Everybody in the Pool
  4. John Simon
    1. The Sign of the Fool
  5. Brian Copeland
    1. Not a Genuine Black Man

 

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SF Booklist (Adult) – Romance

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San Francisco has some of the most breath-taking views, the most curious bookshops, cafes, shops and streets. You can fall in love with the city the instant your foot steps on San Francisco soil, and you can fall in live in the city just wandering the streets, exploring its gems.

This week’s list features romance novels (some erotica, some romance, some just love stories) set in San Francisco.

  1. Jane Abbott
    1. Yes is Forever
  2. Susan Amarillas
    1. Scanlin’s Law
  3. Kristen Billerbeck
    1. San Francisco: Four Romances Blossom in the Bay
  4. Georgia Jensen Blosil
    1. Gifts to a Hearing Heart
  5. Catherine Brady
    1. Curled in the Bed of Love
  6. Millie Criswell
    1. Wild Heather
  7. Susan Crosby
    1. His Seductive Revenge
  8. Janet Dailey
    1. WhenYou Kiss Me
  9. Eric Jerome Dickey
    1. Between Lovers
  10. Debra Dier
    1. Surrender the Dream
  11. Stephen Elliott
    1. My Girlfriend Comes To the City and Beats Me Up
  12. Mark Evans
    1. Metropause
  13. Tim Farrington
    1. The California Book of the Dead
  14. Christine Feehan
    1. Dark Gold
  15. Janis Flores
    1. The Reluctant Bride
  16. Kristin Gabriel
    1. Engaging Alex
  17. Carol Grace
    1. Pregnant by the Boss!
  18. Valerie Hansen
    1. The Doctor’s Newfound Family
  19. Donna Hill
    1. Temptation
  20. Leona Karr
    1. Obsession
  21. Alison Kent
    1. Infatuation
  22. Susan Krinard
    1. Luck of the Wolf & other works
  23. Kristin Kyle
    1. The Last Warrior
  24. Elizabeth Lane
    1. His Substitute Bride
  25. Valerie Lee
    1. http://www.sex.net
  26. David May
    1. Madrugada
  27. Barbara McMahahon
    1. The Boss’ Little Miracle
  28. Mary Anee Mohanraj
    1. Kathryn in the City
  29. Kelley Nyrae
    1. Getting Lucky with Luciano
  30. Judith Pella
    1. Blind Faith
  31. Michael Perkins
    1. Dark Matter
  32. Carol Queen
    1. The Leather Daddy and the Femme
  33. Miriam Raftery
    1. Apollo’a Fault
  34. George Rathmell
    1. The Pickle Girl
  35. Paul Reidinger
    1. The Best Man
  36. Francine Rivers
    1. Redeeming Love
  37. Nora Roberts
    1. Sullivan’s Woman
  38. Jenna Ryan
    1. Belladonna
  39. Jennifer St. Giles
    1. His Dark Desires
  40. William Saroyan
    1. The Time of Your Life
  41. Anne Stuart
    1. Catspaw
  42. Tiffany K Shipp
    1. Send Me A Stranger to Love
  43. Jamie Sobrato
    1. Made You Look
  44. Danielle Steel
    1. The House & Other Works
  45. Katherine Stone
    1. Promises
  46. Amy Wallace
    1. Desire
  47. Mary Ann Wilson
    1. The Christmas Husband

SF Booklist (Adult) Science/Technology

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The San Francisco Bay Area is home of Silicon Valley. Although the South Bay (San Jose, Cupertino, Mountain View) are home to such technology giants such as Adobe, Apple, and Google, San Francisco is not far behind on its Science and Technology. There is Cal Academy of Sciences with its amazing living roof, not to mention the De Young Museum, WordPress, Zynga and more.

Here are the books that explore the science and technology of the city.

  1. John Robert Marlow
    1. Nano
  2. Todd A Shimoda
    1. The Fourth Treasure
  3. Colin Forbes
    1. Year of the Golden Ape
  4. Bharti Kirchner
    1. Shiva Dancing
  5. Robert Alan Burton
    1. Cellmates
  6. John Keane
    1. The Business Plan: Perpetual Life for the Rich and Famous
  7. Maureen Robb
    1. Patterns in Silicon
  8. Mary Tomasi-Dubois
    1. The Mariner’s Secret

SF Booklist (Adult) Legal

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San Francisco is home to some of the finest legal thrillers and series. The Bay Area is home to a few mobsters, a few bums, quite a number of pimps, and gangs. Although there is no CSI: San Francisco, or Law & Order: San Francisco on TV, the golden city by the bay is not without its crime and shadowy corners.

  1. Jim Barnett
    1. Imagine
  2. Dudley W. Buffa
    1. Star Witness & other works
  3. Vincent Bugliosi
    1. And the Sea Will Tell
  4. Robin Burcell
    1. Cold Case
  5. Patricia Campbell
    1. Lush Valley
  6. Angela S. Choi
    1. Hello Kitty Must Die
  7. Gaylord Dold
    1. The Devil to Pay
  8. Robert Dugoni
    1. The Jury Master
  9. Michael Eberhardt
    1. Witness for the Defense
  10. Joe Gores
    1. Deak Skip & Other Works
  11. Stephen Greenleaf
    1. State’s Evidence
  12. Blair Hoffman
    1. Murder for the Prosecution
  13. Jonnie Jacobs
    1. Shadow of Doubt & other Works
  14. Gus Lee
    1. No Physical Evidence
  15. John T. Lescroat
    1. The 13th Juror & Other Works
  16. Claudia Long
    1. Weave Her Thread With Bones
  17. Malcolm McPhearson
    1. Deadlock
  18. John S. Martel
    1. The Alternate & other works
  19. Lia Matera
    1. Havana Twist & other works
  20. Marcus McGee
    1. Legal Thriller
  21. John Miller
    1. Causes of Action
  22. Will Nathan
    1. Book of Business: A Novel of the Law
  23. Carla Neggers
    1. Outrageous Desire
  24. Perri O’Shaughnessy
    1. Unfit to Practice
  25. Richard North Patterson
    1. Eyes of the Child & other works
  26. John A Peak
    1. Mortal Judgements
  27. Sheldon Siegal
    1. Incriminating Evidence & other works
  28. Julie Smith
    1. Death Turns a Trick & other works
  29. Shirley Tallman
    1. The Cliff House Strangler & other works
  30. Alfred Vea
    1. Gods Go Begging
  31. Chelsea Quinn Yarbo

1. Bad Medicine

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

SF Booklist (Adult) Sci-fi/Fantasy

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Time travel, rock star elves, death, vampires and werewolves all plague San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area cities in this collection of works by Bay Area authors. I highly recommend the Christopher Moore titles…since those are the only ones I’ve read off this list.

Fantasy

  1. Erin Allen
    1. Another Foot in the Grave
  2. David Skibbins
    1. Eight of Swords
  3. Sara Gerstle
    1. Four Ghost Stories
  4. Christopher Moore
    1. A Dirty Job
  5. Melisa C. Michaels
    1. Cold Iron & Other Works
  6. Michael Shea
    1. Copping Squid and other Mythos Tales
  7. William Irwin Thompson
    1. Islands Out of Time: Memoirs of the Last Days of Atlantis, a Metafiction
  8. Laurie Ann Fox
    1. The Lost Girls
  9. Ann Zavala
    1. San Francisco Gold
  10. Jean Fitzgerald
    1. The Golden Gate Bridge Troll

Magic

  1. JR Levitt
    1. Unleashed & Other Works
  2. TA Patt
    1. Blood Engines

Sci-Fi

  1. William Gibson
    1. All Tomorrow’s Parties
  2. Sonia Singh
    1. Ghost, Interrupted
  3. Ron Goulart
    1. After things Fell Apart
  4. Brian Herbert
    1. Prisoners of Arionn
  5. Lisa Mason
    1. Cyberweb & Other Works
  6. John Shirley
    1. City Come a Walkin

Supernatural

  1. Amelia Beamer
    1. The Loving Dead
  2. Edo Van Belkom
    1. Wyrm Wolf
  3. Saje Williams
    1. Tales from Magitech Lounge
  4. John Shirley
    1. Demons
  5. Meljean Brook
    1. Demon Angel
  6. Allyson James
    1. The Black Dragon
  7. Mercedes Lackey
    1. The Fire Rose
  8. RA Ruetter
    1. Lycanthropes and Leeches

Time-Travel

  1. Jon Cory
    1. A Plague of Scoundrels
  2. Stephan Dedman
    1. Foreign Bodies
  3. David Rey Echt
    1. Messenger From the Summer of Love
  4. Guillaume Musso
    1. Will You Be There
  5. Susan Squires
    1. Mists of Time
  6. James Swanson
    1. The Stuff Dreams are Made Of
  7. Brad Linaweaver
    1. Sliders: A Novel

Vampires

  1. Dodie Bellamy
    1. The Letters of Mina Harker
  2. M Christian
    1. The Very Bloody Marys’
  3. Linda Grant
    1. Vampire Bytes
  4. Keith Herber
    1. Dark Prince & Prince of the City
  5. Christopher Moore
    1. Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story
  6. Christopher Moore
    1. You Suck: A Love Story
  7. Christopher Moore
    1. Bite Me: A Love Story
  8. Elaine Moore
    1. Retribution
  9. Clare Willis
    1. Once Bitten
  10. Mary Wolfman
    1. The Curse of Dracula

Witchcraft

  1. Felicia Andrews
    1. Moon Witch
  2. Ann Zavala
    1. Crystals
  3. Cameron Dokey
    1. Haunted by Desire (Charmed TV Show)
  4. Elizabeth Lenhard
    1. Charmed Again (Charmed TV Show)