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Yarbro, Chelsea Quinn.

Ogilvie, Tallant & Moon. Putnam, 1976.

| setting: San Francisco | series character: Charlie Spotted Moon | Hubin; Herron; 1001 Midnights | re-issued as Bad medicine (Jove, 1990) | find it |

Music When Sweet Voices Die. Putnam, 1979.

| setting: San Francisco | series character: Charlie Spotted Moon | Hubin; Herron | re-issued as False notes (Jove, 1991) | find it |

Beastnights. Warner Books, 1989.

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

Poison Fruit. Jove, 1991.

| setting: San Francisco | series character: Charlie Spotted Moon | Hubin | pbo | find it |

Cat’s Claw. Jove, 1992.

| setting: San Francisco | series character: Charlie Spotted Moon | Hubin | pbo | find it |

 

Yellow Bird. [John Rollin Ridge]

The Life and Adventures of Joaquín Murieta, the Celebrated California Bandit. W.B. Cooke and Co., 1854.

| setting: San Francisco | Baird & Greenwood 2099; Hubin | find it |

Summary: The first book published on Murieta and the model for many subsequent titles to follow on him. The work is considered fiction and was written by Ridge, a Cherokee Indian, who was a long-time staff member of the Alta California. Reprinted 1871, 1874, 1955, 2003.

 

Yep, Laurence.

The Mark Twain Murders. Four Winds Press, 1982.

| setting: San Francisco (1864) | series character: Mark Twain | MRJ | juvenile | find it |

Summary: In the summer of 1864, a teen-age boy meets reporter Mark Twain in San Francisco after a murder and agrees to help him get the story.

The Tom Sawyer Fires. William Morrow, 1984.

| setting: San Francisco (1860s) | series character: Mark Twain | juvenile | find it |

Summary: The fifteen-year-old narrator relates how, with his help, cub reporter, Mark Twain, and fire fighter, Tom Sawyer, uncover the plot of a deranged Southern arsonist in San Francisco during the Civil War.

The Case of the Goblin Pearls. HarperCollins Publishers, 1997.

| setting: San Francisco (Chinatown) | series character: Lily Lew (Chinatown Mystery 1) | juvenile | find it |

Summary: Auntie Tiger Lil Leung, a fading Hollywood movie actress, comes to San Francisco to stay with the family of Lily Lew, her niece and namesake, while organizing a float for the Chinese New Year's parade. When a street gang called the Powell Street Boys threatens to disrupt the parade and steal the priceless "Goblin Pearls," Lily and her aunt join forces to solve the theft and stop the operator of a sweatshop in San Francisco's Chinatown. Along the way, Lily discovers her Chinese American heritage.

The Case of the Lion Dance. HarperCollins Publishers, 1998.

| setting: San Francisco (Chinatown) | series character: Lily Lew (Chinatown Mystery 2) | juvenile | find it |

Summary: As part of the festivities for the opening of her friends' new restaurant, Auntie Tiger Lil has invited students from two local martial-arts schools to compete in a Lion Dance contest. Kong, one of the competitors, is an angry, native-born Chinese teen who has no patience for Lily, Tiger Lil's niece, who was born in the U.S. and speaks Chinese only haltingly. He has even less respect for Barry Fisher, the other contestant and the son of the restaurant owners. When an explosion injures Barry and $2000 is stolen, Lily and her aunt join forces with Kong -- who also is the prime suspect -- in searching for the thief throughout San Francisco's Chinatown. They also learn a little bit more about each other and racial and ethnic tolerance.

The Case of the Firecrackers. HarperCollins Publishers, 1999.

| setting: San Francisco (Chinatown) | series character: Lily Lew (Chinatown Mystery 3) | juvenile | find it |

Summary: Twelve-year-old Lily Lew and Auntie Tiger Lil, her movie actress great-aunt who moonlights as a public relations specialist, an entertainment agent, and a detective, are invited to the set of a popular television show filming on location in Chinatown to meet with the star, teen-heartthrob Clark Tom. When a prop gun fired at Clark during the filming turns out to have real bullets, Lily and Tiger Lil get swept into the case. In order to find out who loaded the gun, they follow a trail of firecrackers, gangs, bad food, and gambling to the dangerous Tenderloin District (where they are held hostage), to a Chinatown social club, and finally to a Chinese laundry, where they have to prevent a second murder attempt.

 

Young, Al.

Ask Me Now. McGraw-Hill; San Francisco Book Co., 1980.

| setting: San Francisco | Hubin | find it |

 

 

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