Tag Archives: San Francisco Mysteries

Frisco Beat: Connie di Marco Brings Another Zodiac to Town

For her second Zodiac series psychic mystery, Connie di Marco did one of those blog tours to promo the title — and since the action is set in San Francisco, provides her own survey of criminous fiction and film on the topic. … Continue reading

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Frisco Beat: More William Worley

Trying — unsuccessfully, no doubt — to clear the decks of multifarious backlogged potential posts and flat-out delayed posts, I found this note from James Langdell, who surfed into Up and Down after finding the bit Lester Hardy contributed about San … Continue reading

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Frisco Beat: The Bragg Series by Jack Lynch

A new publisher operating under the handle Brash Books caught my attention recently — they’re planning on doing eBooks of the Tom Kakonis backlist, all of it, I think. Great news. Even better news: they’re prepping a NEW Kakonis crime … Continue reading

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Tour: And As the Year Ended, the MWA Slipped on Their Gumshoes

For the penultimate walk of 2013 I took out no less than twenty members of the Mystery Writers of America on a two hour version of the tour, highlighting The Maltese Falcon — you’ve got to figure that if someone … Continue reading

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Frisco Beat: William Worley

My article on collecting San Francisco mysteries wraps up with a sequence from William Worley’s 1948 novel My Dead Wife, which captures in an evocative thumbnail moment the appeal of that hobby: I ran uphill a dozen paces to the parapet … Continue reading

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Frisco Beat: And eBooks Shall Gumshoe the Mean Streets. . .

John Nardizzi tells me he once worked the Frisco Beat as a private eye for no less than three years, and he returns to the burg with a novel, paying tribute to the city of Sam Spade and a hundred … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Frisco Mysteries

Randal Brandt of The Bancroft Library — honcho of the website devoted to mysteries set in and around San Francisco — shot in an email announcing an exhibit of local crime novels they just opened in the Bernice Layne Brown Gallery in … Continue reading

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News: December 2008

NOTHING EXTRA IN THE OLD STOCKING No extra walks have been set for December, and in fact Don got so buried in other stuff we didn’t even do News for October or November — still, we figured John’s Grill making … Continue reading

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