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Racina, Thom.

Kojak in San Francisco. Berkley, 1976.

 

Rae, Jenna.

The Writing on the Wall. Bella Books, 2012.

| setting: San Francisco | series characters: Del Mason; Lola Bannon | tpo | find it |

Summary: It doesn't take San Francisco Detective Del Mason long to realize that her new neighbor, Lola Bannon, has more baggage than a cruise ship. She's seen too many victims of domestic violence not to recognize all the signs. Their mutual spark of attraction is compelling, but she knows that for now Lola needs friends, not lovers. When Lola is mugged and then her home vandalized, Del can't help but take a personal interest though other detectives are on the case. Vandalism escalates to vicious warnings and allusions to Lola's past, but Lola has no idea what the perpetrator wants. The department advises Lola enter protective custody. The one person Lola trusts, Detective Del Mason, is ordered to keep her safe. With her duty and honor on the line, Del vows that the desire that grows every day they spend alone together won't cost Del her badge -- and Lola her life.

 

Raffel, Keith.

Dot.Dead: A Silicon Valley Mystery. Midnight Ink, 2006.

| setting: Silicon Valley; Palo Alto | series character: Ian Michaels | tpo | find it |

Summary: When Ian Michaels, a Silicon Valley hotshot, discovers a young, beautiful woman stabbed to death in his house, it takes him a moment to realize that the still-warm corpse is his maid. Far from the gray-haired, cookie-baking grandmother he imagined her to be, Gwendolyn was a stranger to Ian, but her family, old boyfriend, and the Palo Alto police seem to think they were a couple. And despite his best efforts to prove otherwise, the evidence against Ian is growing. It looks like someone is framing Ian for murder, but who? An executive at a tech firm, Ian is anxious to prove his innocence to his boss and mentor Paul Berk, a Silicon Valley legend. As the investigation heats up so does Ians interest in Gwendolyn's sister, but can she be trusted?

 

Smasher: A Silicon Valley Mystery. Midnight Ink, 2009.

| setting: Silicon Valley | series character: Ian Michaels | tpo | find it |

 

Raison, Milton M.

The Gay mMortician. Murray & Gee, 1946.

 

Rand, Lou.

The Gay Detective. Saber Books, 1961. [Reprinted as Rough trade. Argyle Books, 1964]

 

Randall, Gregory C.

Land Swap 4 Death. Windsor Hill Publishing, Inc., 2010.

| setting: San Francisco | series character: Sharon O’Mara (Chronicles of Sharon O’Mara 1) | tpo | find it |

Summary: Sharon O'Mara, ex-Army cop, over thirty (but who is counting), tough as nails, smooth in all the right places, and now working as an investigator for an insurance company that is sucking the life out of her soul, has to face the fact that she is not cut out to okay death benefits—not  when a man is murdered. Rain, miserable San Francisco Bay Area traffic, a dapper yet shady developer and an oversexed environmentalist all point the wrong way to the reasons a man had to die in a BART parking lot. The Sharon O'Mara Chronicles develop the ongoing legend of Sharon O'Mara as she returns to civilian life after serving as a lieutenant in the Army Military Police who spent two tours in Iraq. The books show her as she finds a new career, first as an investigator for an insurance company and then -- after she was fired for bringing a man to justice -- as a private investigator and "facilitator" for those with a difficult problem to resolve. Like her hero Travis McGee, she not only helps her friends but their friends as well. She has a big heart, red hair, a lovable dog named Basil, and a Beretta. She is in her mid-thirties, athletic, fights her addiction to cigarettes (very difficult), and gets the bad guys (and bad girls) every time. She has the scars to prove it. Her best friend and confidant is Kevin Bryan, a detective with the Lafayette, California police department. They are very close, but not that close.

Containers for Death. Windsor Hill Publishing, Inc., 2011.

| setting: San Francisco | series character: Sharon O’Mara (Chronicles of Sharon O’Mara 2) | tpo | find it |

Summary: Hot Mexican days, deep blue seas, huge game fish, and shipping containers full of death. Why does Sharon O'Mara always find ways to wreck her vacations? What's in those millions of steel containers crossing oceans and our highways? Thanks to the Chinese tongs and the Mexican cartels, it's a mixture of knockoffs, sex, and death. Sharon O'Mara has to pull out all the stops and reload often to stop the meeting of Eastern and Western evil on San Francisco Bay.

Toulouse for Death. Windsor Hill Publishing, Inc., 2011.

| setting: San Francisco, France | series character: Sharon O’Mara (Chronicles of Sharon O’Mara 3) | tpo |

Summary: Once again Sharon O'Mara has a job to do: return an incredible Toulouse-Lautrec painting to its rightful owners after it was stolen by the Nazis in 1938. Sharon quickly discovers there is more to her client s secret treasure than just a few paintings. After seventy years an American GI and a Nazi SS soldier are again pitted against each other. Gold bullion and Impressionist paintings are nothing compared to the rumors of billions in hidden World War II treasure. Can Sharon solve the mystery or will these new Nazis kill her before she can foil their evil goal of world domination by the New Reich.

12th Man for Death. Windsor Hill Publishing, Inc., 2012.

| setting: San Francisco | series character: Sharon O’Mara (Chronicles of Sharon O’Mara 4) | tpo | find it |

Summary: Sharon O'Mara is hired for a simple job: find out who killed the great America's Cup skipper and technical genius, Catherine Voss. Was it out of envy and greed? Or was it an international scheme to steal her high-tech boat? Catherine's twin brother wants answers. As the ultra-rich battle for the America's Cup on San Francisco Bay and the canals of Venice, Sharon must fight to find the truth. But who would kill for the secrets hidden in the technological heart of the lightning fast hydrofoil? Will Sharon discover who is behind this before they kill her? Can she outwit the bad guys and stop World War III?

Diamonds for Death. Windsor Hill Publishing, Inc., 2014.

| setting: San Francisco | series character: Sharon O’Mara (Chronicles of Sharon O’Mara 5) | tpo | find it |

 

Rangel, Kimberly.

The Homecoming. Leisure Books, 1998.

| setting: San Francisco | horror | pbo | find it |

 

Raphael, Neil, and Ray Raphael.

Comic Cops. Real Books, 1992.

| setting: San Francisco | juvenile | find it |

Summary: After he sees Mickey Mouse pull a gun on Superman at a comic book costume convention, thirteen-year-old Conrad becomes involved in strange doings among the comic book dealers of San Francisco.

 

Raskin, Jonah.

Dark Land, Dark Mirror. McCaa Books, 2017.

| setting: Sonoma Valley | series character: Tioga Vignetta (1) | tpo | find it |

Summary: Sonoma private eye Tioga Vignetta investigates a murder in the Valley of the Moon.

Dark Day, Dark Night. McCaa Books, 2019.

| setting: Sonoma Valley | series character: Tioga Vignetta (2) | tpo | find it |

Summary: Detective Tioga Vignetta is back and packing serious Sonoma Valley heat. A disgraced former homecoming queen found dead by Cooper's Creek. A hawk-like man with twisted connections to Tioga's past. Hidden tunnels along Avenida de la Virgen. A drive-by shooting at the Sunset Mobile Home Park...

 

Rath, Virginia.

An Excellent Night for Murder. Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1937.

| setting: San Francisco | Baird & Greenwood 2066 | find it |

The Dark Cavalier. Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1938.

| setting: San Francisco | series character: Michael Dundas | Baird & Greenwood 2060; Hubin; Herron | find it |

Death of a Lucky Lady. Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1940.

| setting: San Francisco | series character: Michael Dundas | Baird & Greenwood 2063; Hubin; Herron | find it |

Death Breaks the Ring. Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1941.

| setting: San Francisco; Redwood City; Grass Valley | series character: Michael Dundas | Baird & Greenwood 2062; Herron | find it |

Summary: San Francisco couturier and amateur sleuth Michael Dundas and his wife, Valerie, find themselves at a Sierra mountain resort-hotel near Grass Valley at the time an employee is murdered -- an employee who has ties to three San Francisco families. When everyone has returned to San Francisco, another member of the group is murdered. Features cocktails at the Top of the Mark on Nob Hill, a visit to a mansion on the Marina, a break-in of a bachelor apartment at Leavenworth and Bush, and "a dramatic conclusion at a fantastic costume party at a California ranch" in Redwood City. (M.B.)

Epitaph for Lydia. Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1942.

| setting: San Francisco | series character: Michael Dundas | Baird & Greenwood 2065; Hubin; Herron | find it |

Posted for Murder. Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1942.

| setting: Berkeley | series character: Michael Dundas | Baird & Greenwood 2070; Hubin; Herron | find it |

A Dirge for Her. Ziff-Davis Pub. Co., 1947.

| setting: San Francisco (Russian Hill) | series character: Michael Dundas | Baird & Greenwood 2064; Hubin; Herron | find it |

A Shroud for Rowena. Ziff-Davis Pub. Co., 1947.

| setting: San Francisco | series character: Michael Dundas | Baird & Greenwood 2071; Hubin; Herron | find it |

 

Raymond, Clifford Samuel.

The Men on the Dead Man’s Chest. Bobbs-Merrill, 1930.

 

Rayter, Joe. [Mary F. McChesney]

The Victim Was Important. Scribner’s, 1954.

Asking for Trouble. Mill, Wm. Morrow & Co., 1955.

 

Reed, Christine. [see Reed, J. D.]

 

Reed, Christopher.

The Big Scratch: A Manx McCatty Adventure. Ballantine Books, 1988.

 

Reed, Ishmael.

The Last Days of Louisiana Red. Random House, 1974.

 

Reed, J. D., and Christine Reed.

Exposure. Soho Press, 1987.

 

Reed, Philip.

The Marquis de Fraud. Epic Press, 2001.

| setting: San Francisco | find it |

 

Reilly, T. J.

A Taste for Redemption. TJR Enterprises, 2016.

| setting: San Francisco | series character: Jack Oatmon (Jack Oatmon Thrillers 2) | tpo |

Summary: A born-again, anti-abortion serial killer is loose in San Francisco. The murder scenes are crudely staged crucifixions, complete with wounds mimicking the stigmata, and no discernable connection between the victims. Jack Oatmon, on a new assignment with the FBI in San Francisco, is immediately consumed by the investigation, and frustrated by the lack of any decent leads. He meets attractive attorney Susan Clemmer on a related case, and they delve into the dark world of religious extremism to uncover a decades-old secret that could lead to the topmost levels of the hierarchy of the Catholic Church.

 

Reiss, Kathryn.

PaperQuake: A Puzzle. Harcourt Brace, 1998.

| setting: San Francisco (1906) | juvenile | find it |

Summary: Violet Jackstone is the odd sibling out of a set of triplets. She lives in Berkeley and wants to be like her sisters, Jasmine and Rose: tall, blonde, and able to understand the "twin" language. Violet wants to dye her hair to match her sisters, but after a series of earthquakes hit the Bay Area, matching her sisters doesn't seem so important anymore. When her parents, Greg and Lily Jackstone, owners of Jackstone Flowers, decide to open up a third flower shop in San Francisco, the building they buy on Chance Street has a shadowy past that Violet is destined to discover. It starts with one letter, beginning "Poor Baby V" and signed "Your Hal." In between, Hal expresses his feelings for "his Baby V." Convinced the letter is for her, because of the references to "those abominable twins," Violet confronts Jasmine and Rose, asking them if the letter is a joke that they are playing on her. After showing the letter to her sisters, she realizes that the letter is not a joke. But, Violet still wonders why there are so many references to things that have meaning for her. The mystery deepens when Violet finds still more letters in her parents' shop, revealing more details of the lives of V, Hal, and others. This book shows how closely the past, present, and future are related, and how, if you look, you can find parallels between them. Maybe even parallels that can save lives. (L.R.B.)

The Strange Case of Baby H. Pleasant Company, 2002.

| setting: San Francisco (1906) | series: American Girl History Mysteries 18 | juvenile | find it |

Summary: In the aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, twelve-year-old Clara finds a baby left on the doorstep of her familys boarding house, and sets out to unravel the surrounding mysteries.

The Tangled Web: A Julie Mystery. American Girl Publishing, Inc., 2009.

| setting: San Francisco (1977) | series: American Girl Mysteries (Julie Albright) | juvenile | find it |

Summary: In 1977 San Francisco, Julie wants to be just like her new friend Carla, until she discovers that Carla is either in big danger or telling big lies.

The Puzzle of the Paper Daughter: A Julie Mystery. American Girl Publishing, Inc., 2010.

| setting: San Francisco (1970s) | series: American Girl Mysteries (Julie Albright) | juvenile | find it |

Summary: In 1970s San Francisco, Julie and her best friend Ivy learn about Chinese immigration in the early twentieth century when they investigate a mysterious doll theft.

The Silver Guitar: A Julie Mystery. American Girl Publishing, Inc., 2011.

| setting: San Francisco (1970s) | series: American Girl Mysteries (Julie Albright) | juvenile | find it |

Summary: When an oil spill threatens the sea birds of San Francisco, Julie is eager to lend a hand. So when she learns that her friend T.J. is helping with an auction to raise money for the clean-up efforts, she decides to get involved. But then she finds out that T.J. is in trouble, and Julie just can't shake the feeling that hes hiding something from her. Can Julie follow the clues before it's too late to help her friend? 

 

Reiter, Adrienne.

Twist. Self-published, 2013.

| setting: San Francisco | series character: Rebecca Ashley | tpo | find it |

 

Remember, Rick, and Wes Craig (illustrator).

Deadly Class: Noise, Noise, Noise. Image Comics, Inc., 2016.

| setting: San Francisco (1987) | Originally published in magazine form as Deadly Class #1-16 | graphic novel | find it |

Summary: It's 1987 and for Marcus Lopez Arguello, a homeless teen surviving on the streets of San Francisco, life is no longer worth living. Until one fateful evening, at the end of his rope, a mysterious girl invites Marcus to join a pecuilar academy. Welcome to Kings Dominion Atelier of the Deadly Arts, the most brutal high school on Earth, where the world's top crime families send the next generation of assassins to be trained. Murder is an art. Killing is a craft, and the dagger in your back is no metaphor.

 

Rhodes, Daniel.

Adversary. St. Martin’s Press, 1989.

 

Ricci, Robert.

Rutherford Jones in Trouble Times Three. Airship 27 Productions, 2016.

| setting: Oakland (1937) | series character: Rutherford Jones | tpo |

Summary: The year is 1937 and the Ford Jones Detective Agency operates from a small second story office in Oakland, CA. Jones is a mousy, little man whose clothes are always a size too big. His assistant is a tall, muscular black man named Rufus. All of which is a sham used to trick white clients. Rufus is in fact the real Rutherford Jones, aka Ford Jones. Aware that his skin color would impede his chosen career, he convinces his young, alcoholic friend, Jimmy “Bottles” McGee to pose as Ford Jones. The ruse leads to all manner of complications for the pair. In this trio of stories Jones and McGee solve strange occurrences at a northern mine, deal with a power struggle within the Chinese community and assist a singing cowboy solidify his role as a new cinema star while running into a classic female pulp avenger along the way.

 

Rich, Kathleen.

Jacqueminot: A Gothic Novel. Tower, 1967.

 

Richmond, Michelle.

The Year of Fog. Delacorte Press, 2007.

| setting: San Francisco | find it |

No One You Know. Delacorte Press, 2008.

| setting: San Francisco | find it |

Golden State. Bantam Books, 2014.

| setting: San Francisco | find it |

The Marriage Pact. Bantam Books, 2017.

| setting: San Francisco | find it |

Summary: Newlyweds Alice and Jake are a picture-perfect couple. Alice, once a singer in a well-known rock band, is now a successful lawyer. Jake is a partner in an up-and-coming psychology practice. Their life together holds endless possibilities. After receiving an enticing wedding gift from one of Alice's prominent clients, they decide to join an exclusive and mysterious group known only as The Pact. The goal of The Pact seems simple: to keep marriages happy and intact. And most of its rules make sense. Always answer the phone when your spouse calls. Exchange thoughtful gifts monthly. Plan a trip together once per quarter... Never mention The Pact to anyone. Alice and Jake are initially seduced by the glamorous parties, the sense of community, their widening social circle of like-minded couples. And then one of them breaks the rules. The young lovers are about to discover that for adherents to The Pact, membership, like marriage, is for life. And The Pact will go to any lengths to enforce that rule. For Jake and Alice, the marriage of their dreams is about to become their worst nightmare.

 

Richtel, Matt. [see also Jewell, A. B.]

Hooked: A Thriller About Love and Other Addictions. Twelve, 2007.

| setting: Silicon Valley | series character: Nat Idle | find it |

Devil’s Plaything: A Mystery for Idle Minds. Poisoned Pen Press, 2011.

| setting: San Francisco | series character: Nat Idle | Also published in paperback: Harper, 2011 | find it |

The Cloud. Harper, 2013.

| setting: San Francisco | series character: Nat Idle | pbo | find it |

Summary: A late-night accident on a San Francisco subway platform nearly kills journalist Nat Idle. But, then, there are no accidents. Disoriented, bloodied, dazed, and concussed from his fall onto the subway tracks, Nat goes in search of answers. He discovers that a beautiful stranger has come to his aid...and that the burly man who barreled into him had intended to do him harm. What he doesn't know is why -- and his quest for answers leads him to uncover a handful of mysterious deaths and a bizarre neurological disorder plaguing Bay Area children as he ventures ultimately into the Cloud. In a brave new world, the Cloud is where we store our data, and keep our secrets. But it is something more -- something insidious with the power to change not just how we interact with the world, but our behavior, and our brains. Nat, in search of the truth, finds himself teamed up with the mysterious and beguiling brunette who came to his aid at the subway. Is she his savior, or femme fatale? He also finds himself lost in a psychedelic maze, discovering things that cannot possibly be, realizing there is no one and nothing he can trust...not even his own mind.

 

Riel, David.

Phoenix Rising. Xlibris Corporation, 2000.

| setting: Oakland | series character: Sgt. David “Rich” Richards | tpo | find it |

 

Riesenberg, Felix.

Waterfront Reporter. Rand McNally & Company, 1950.

Summary: The telephone jangles at dawn. It's the city editor calling. No routine assignment, this. It'll be page one -- if Bill Everett, waterfront reporter for the San Francisco Globe, can handle it. The big ship Aurora is steaming up the bay from China, ready to dock. There's a tip that she is carrying smuggled opium. And there's a famous scientist on board, an international figure for whose services several governments are bidding. Keep tabs on the scientist and watch for any sign of opium. Those are Bill's orders. Matching wits with the gang of dope smugglers is a short cut to danger, but Bill and his pal Freddie Lamp take it in one jump. There are hidden narcotics, sure enough, and by a clever ruse the smugglers get the stuff ashore. An old man is hustled off the ship into a waiting truck -- kidnapped! Could he be the scientist? Bill and Freddie make it their business to find out, and the trail leads them into head-on conflict with some of the toughest characters on the waterfront...

 

Rigsby, Howard.

Murder for the Holidays. William Morrow & Company, 1951.

| setting: San Francisco | series characters: Jack and Susan Holiday | Hubin; Herron | find it |

Summary: Crusading San Francisco newspaperman Jack Holiday and his wife Susan, a nightclub singer, investigate the murder of a luscious blonde who is stabbed to death on their terrace after a wild drinking party.

 

Rindell, Suzanne.

The Two Mrs. Carlyles. G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2020.

| setting: San Francisco (1906) | find it |

Summary: San Francisco, 1906. Violet is one of three people grateful for the destruction of the big earthquake. It leaves her and her two best friends unexpectedly wealthy -- if the secret that binds them together stays buried beneath the rubble. Fearing discovery, the women strike out on their own, and orphaned, wallflower Violet reinvents herself. When a whirlwind romance with the city's most eligible widower, Harry Carlyle, lands her in a luxurious mansion as the second Mrs. Carlyle, it seems like her dreams of happiness and love have come true. But all is not right in the Carlyle home, and Violet soon finds herself trapped by the lingering specter of the first Mrs. Carlyle, and by the inescapable secrets of her own violent history.

 

Ring, Douglas. [Richard S. Prather]

The Peddler. Lion Books, 1952.

| setting: San Francisco | pbo | Hubin | Reprinted under Prather’s name in 1963 by Gold Medal and in 2006 by Hard Case Crime | find it |

Summary: Ambitious mobster Tony Romero takes the world of organized crime by storm as he conquers the prostitution industry in San Francisco, but loses his humanity during his journey to the top.

 

Ripley, Dale.

The Springthorpe Agenda. Self-published, 2018.

| setting: San Francisco | tpo | find it |

Summary: Mark Hogarth, a New York newspaper editor, receives a text stating that his father has died. Mark books the next flight to San Francisco to pick up his father's belongings from Springthorpe Manor, an old, red brick, retirement home sitting high on a hill. As Mark sorts through his father's possessions, he discovers strange and cryptic notes in his father's journal that suggest foul play. Mark becomes convinced that his father may still be alive, even after Heath Dole, the director of Springthorpe, hands him a black urn containing his father's ashes and assures Mark that Ralph Hogarth has indeed passed. Has Mark's grief made him unwilling to accept his loss? Or are Mark's instincts correct? Navigating the dark corridors of the facility, Mark teams up with Sarah, a Springthorpe nurse, to search for the truth about the mysterious clues and events unfurling around them. They soon discover that someone will stop at nothing to protect the secrets of Springthorpe Manor.

 

Rittenhouse, Rob.

Slain in San Ramon: The Case of Mother Mary. WingSpan Press, 2007.

| setting: San Ramon, San Ramon Valley (Contra Costa County) | series character: Chip Wellington | tpo | find it |

Dead in Danville. WingSpan Press, 2011.

| setting: Danville, San Ramon Valley (Contra Costa County) | series character: Chip Wellington | tpo |

 

Rivera, William L.

Panic Walks Alone. Major Books, 1976.

 

Roan, Tom.

The Dragon Strikes Back. J. Messner, Inc., 1936.

 

Robb, Maureen.

Patterns in Silicon. Drake Valley Press, 2004.

| setting: San Francisco, Silicon Valley | tpo | find it |

 

Robbins, David L.

Twisted. Onyx, 2004.

 

Robe, Jane T.

The Dead Lawyer Conspiracy. iUniverse, 2008.

| setting: San Francisco | legal | tpo | find it |

The Panther Resurrection. iUniverse, 2012.

| setting: San Francisco | legal | find it |

 

Roberts, Gillian. [Judith Greber]

Time and Trouble. St. Martin’s Press, 1998.

Whatever Doesn’t Kill You. Thomas Dunne Books, 2001.

 

Roberts, J. R.

Golden Gate Killers. Jove Books, 1992.

 

Roberts, Lora. [see also Smith, Lora R.]

Murder in a Nice Neighborhood. Fawcett Gold Medal, 1994.

Murder in the Marketplace.: Fawcett Gold Medal, 1995.

Murder Bone by Bone. Fawcett Gold Medal, 1997.

Murder Crops Up. Fawcett Gold Medal, 1998.

Murder Follows Money. Fawcett, 2000.

 

Roberts, T. A.

Drake’s Bay. Permanent Press, 2010.

| setting: San Francisco | find it |

 

Roberts, Willo Davis.

The Jaubert Ring. Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday, 1976.

 

Robeson, Kenneth. [Ron Goulart]

The Death Machine. Warner Paperback Library, 1975. (The Avenger #32)

 

Robinson, Cynthia.

The Dog Park Club. Minotaur Books, 2010.

| setting: Berkeley | series character: Max Bravo | find it |

The Barbary Dogs. Minotaur Books, 2011.

| setting: San Francisco | series character: Max Bravo | find it |

 

Robinson, Frank M. [see also Scortia, Thomas N.]

Waiting. Forge, 1999.

| setting: San Francisco | science fiction | find it |

 

Robinson, Thatcher.

White Ginger. Amherst, N.Y.: Seventh Street Books, 2013.

| settings: San Francisco (Chinatown); Vancouver, Canada | series character: Bai Jiang | tpo | find it |

Black Karma. Seventh Street Books, 2014.

| settings: San Francisco (Chinatown) | series character: Bai Jiang | tpo | find it |

 

Rock, Phillip.

Dirty Harry. Bantam Books, 1971.

 

Rodgers, M. J.

A Taste of Death. Harlequin Books, 1989.

Who is Jane Williams? Harlequin Books, 1994.

 

Roeburt, John.

The Unholy Wife. Avon, 1957.

 

Rogers, James Cass.

Foul Play. Jove Publications, 1978.

 

Rogers, K. [see Landes, Paul H.]

 

Rogers, Lanny.

Crime Has no Friends. Spencer, 1950.

 

Roizen, Ron.

On the Field of Honor: A History of Science Mystery. Lulu, 2006.

| setting: Berkeley (University of California) | tpo | find it |

 

Roper, Robert.

The Savage Professor. Asahina & Wallace, 2014.

| setting: Berkeley | tpo | find it |

Summary: Professor Anthony Landau, renowned UCSF epidemiologist, returns to his home in the Berkeley Hills to find a woman, a former scientific colleague, naked and quite dead in his bed. Her death sets in motion a chain of events -- and murders -- that will have the locals terrified, UC Berkeley's academics pointing fingers, the cops under pressure to solve the crimes, the tabloid press crying for blood, and Landau as everyone's number-one pick for serial killer of the year.

 

Roscoe, Mike.

Slice of Hell. Crown Publishers, 1954.

 

Rosenberger, Joseph.

The Silicon Valley Connection. Pinnacle Books, 1984. (Death Merchant #58)

The Red Dragon Operation. Critic’s Choice Paperbacks, 1987. (C.O.B.R.A. #3)

 

Rosenthal, Erik.

The Calculus of Murder. St. Martin’s Press, 1986.

Advanced Calculus of Murder. St. Martin’s Press, 1988.

 

Routt, Fred.

The Juggler and the Princess. Creative Arts Book Co., 2001.

| setting: San Francisco | tpo | find it |

 

Rovin, Jeff.

The Game. Boulevard Books, 1997.

| setting: San Francisco | movie novel | pbo | find it |

 

Rowan, Ronald R.

Will Power. Xlibris Corporation, 1999.

 

Roy, Ron.

The New Year Dragon Dilemma. Random House Children’s Books, 2011.

| setting: San Francisco (Chinatown) | series: A to Z Mysteries, Super Edition 5 | juvenile | find it |

 

Royal, Priscilla.

Favas Can be Fatal. Alyson Books, 2006.

| setting: “Livorno” (fictional town north of San Francisco); Daly City | series character: Alice MacDoughall | tpo | find it |

 

Ruditis, Paul.

The Brewing Storm. Simon Spotlight, 2004. [based on the television series Charmed, created by Constance M. Burge]

As Puck Would Have It. Simon Spotlight Entertainment, 2006. [based on the television series Charmed, created by Constance M. Burge]

Leo rising. Simon Spotlight Entertainment, 2007. [based on the television series Charmed, created by Constance M. Burge]

 

Rudnick, Norman.

The Murder of Eleanor Lindquist. Roseville, Calif.: Dry Bones Press, Inc., 2001.

 

Rupp, Richard V.

Death & Taxes. Archway Publishing, 2015.

| setting: San Francisco; Fresno | tpo | find it |

Summary: In this crime thriller, Dick Hartmann is a seasoned FBI agent who heads up San Francisco's Violent Crime Squad. When he and his elite squad are assigned to investigate a suspicious death at the IRS Service Center in Fresno, they're soon led into the bowels of the city's largest street gang -- the Bulldogs. As the case grabs the attention of America's president, the squad travels to Los Angeles and then to Mexico where they must infiltrate a drug cartel to take down a gang member with the power to ruin the lives of millions of American taxpayers. Now only time will tell if they can stop him before it is too late.

 

Rush, Lindsey.

Simple Sins: The Awakening. Minerva, 1997.

 

Rushkoff, Douglas.

Ecstasy Club. Harper Edge, 1997.

 

Russell, Alan.

No Sign of Murder. Walker, 1990.

| setting: San Francisco | series character: Stuart Winter | find it

 

Russell, Kath.

A Pointed Death. Self-published, 2010.

| setting: San Francisco | series character: Nola Billingsly (Pointer Mystery Series 1) | tpo | find it |

 

Russell, Kirk.

Shell Games. Chronicle Books, 2003.

| setting: Northern California; San Francisco Bay Area | series character: John Marquez | find it |

Night Game. Chronicle Books, 2004.

| setting: Northern California; San Francisco Bay Area | series character: John Marquez | find it |

Deadgame. Chronicle Books, 2005.

| setting: Northern California; San Francisco Bay Area | series character: John Marquez | find it |

Redback. Severn House, 2010.

| setting: Northern California; San Francisco Bay Area | series character: John Marquez | find it |

A Killing in China Basin. Sutton [England]: Severn House, 2011.

| setting: San Francisco (China Basin) | series character: Ben Raveneau | find it |

Counterfeit Road. Severn House, 2012.

| setting: San Francisco | series character: Ben Raveneau | find it |

One Through the Heart. Severn House, 2012.

| setting: San Francisco | series character: Ben Raveneau | find it |

Die-Off. Severn House, 2013.

| setting: Northern California; San Francisco Bay Area | series character: John Marquez | find it |

 

Russo, Richard Paul.

Destroying Angel. Ace Books, 1992.

Carlucci’s Edge. Ace Books, 1995.

Carlucci’s Heart. Ace Books, 1997.

Carlucci. Ace Books, 2003.

 

Ruyle, John.

The Adventure of the Logophagous Client: Being the First of the Adventures of Turlock Loams. Pequod Press, 1971.

The Adventure of the Retired Weatherman: Another Adventure of Turlock Loams. Pequod Press, 1972.

His Last Vow: A Christmas Reminiscence of Turlock Loams. Christmas, 1973.

The Adventure of the Soledad Cyclist: Another Adventure of Turlock Loams. Pequod Press, 1974.

The Adventure of the Five Buffalo Chips. Pequod Press, 1975.

The Adventure of the Freckled Hand: An Adventure of Turlock Loams. Pequod Press, 1975.

The Adventure of the Giant Bat of Sonoma: Being a New Adventure of Turlock Loams. Pequod Press, 1976.

The Adventure of the Missing Third Quarter: Another Adventure of Turlock Loams. Pequod Press, 1977.

The Adventure of the Dancing Hen: A New Adventure of Turlock Loams. Pequod Press, 1978.

Silver Haze: A New Adventure of Turlock Loams. Pequod Press, 1978.

The Adventure of the Jogging Man: The Penultimate Adventure of Turlock Loams. Pequod Press, 1979.

A Scandal in Bulimia: A New Adventure of Turlock Loams. Pequod Press, 1986.

The Adventure of Blue Peter: A Memoir of Turlock Loams. Pequod Press, 1987.

The Adventure of the Cheesemonger’s Bark: A Memoir of Turlock Loams. Ross & Mangles, 1988.

The Adventure of the Fairfax Umpire: A Memoir of Turlock Loams. Pequod Press, 1988.

The Adventure of the Frail Codger: A Memoir of Turlock Loams. Biddle, Hayward & Moffat, 1988.

The Adventure of the Cardboard Lox. Dowson & Miles, 1989.

The Muscatel ritual: a memoir of Turlock Loams. Beaune-Again Press, 1989.

The Napa Valley mystery. Pycroft & Doran, 1989.

The Prenatal Entreaty: A Memoir of Turlock Loams. Tonga & Small, 1989.

The Adventure of the Frying Detective: A Memoir of Turlock Loams. Trout & Milk, 1990.

The Geek Interpreter: A Memoir of Turlock Loams. Trout-in-the-Milk Press, 1990.

The Hesitant Patient: A Memoir of Turlock Loams. Iron Dyke Co., 1992.

The Spinal Problem: A Memoir of Turlock Loams. Reichenbach, Falls & Co., 1992.

The Adventure of the Peremptory Spouse: The Recrudescence of Turlock Loams. Maynooth & Co., 1994.

 

Ryan, Andie.

Shakedown. Lenox Road Publishing, 2009.

| setting: San Francisco | find it |

 

Ryan, Phil.

All Sins Remembered. San Francisco City Press, Inc., 2008.

 

Ryan, Jenna.

Bittersweet Legacy. Harlequin Books, 1993.

 

Ryan, Jessica.

The Man Who Asked Why. Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday, Doran, 1945.

Exit Harlequin. Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday & Company, 1947.

 

Ryan, Shawna.

Destiny’s Damned. Snohomish, Wash.: Pilchuck Publishing, Inc., 2006.

 

Ryerson, Florence, and Colin Clements.

Fear of Fear. D. Appleton and Company, 1931.

 

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