Monday, January 16, 2006

Sleuthing Out Bay Area Mystery Novels

The UCBerkeleyNews recently ran an interesting article describing the efforts of Bancroft Library cataloger Randal Brandt, a mystery aficionado with a passion for following book-related leads and sharing his discoveries.

With its storied history, signature landmarks, and abundant atmospheric fog, San Francisco has long been a favored stomping ground of literary sleuths. Just how much crime has bloodied this ground is apparent by visiting Golden Gate Mysteries, an annotated bibliography found on the Berkeley Library website and compiled by Brandt. There mystery fans will find the titles of hundreds of novels set in San Francisco and environs, featuring gumshoes as diverse as the names in a Frisco phone book and plots as twisted as Lombard Street.

Read the rest of the article here and take the time to visit Golden Gate Mysteries; it's time well spent.

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1 comment:

  1. Golden Gate Mysteries has moved! The new address is: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/sfmystery/

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