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San Francisco as Literary Crime Central
May 12, 2008

Eddie Muller, often regaled as the "Czar of Noir," wrote a piece for the San Francisco Chronicle a week or so ago titled, "S.F. is Crime Central—On the Printed Page," in which he made the argument that: "A case can easily be made that more crime fiction is now produced in the Bay Area than in any other metropolitan region in the world."

He then proceeded to bolster that claim with excerpted interviews with thirty Bay Area crime writers, including yours truly, Jim Nesbit, Joe Gores, Cornelia Read, Domenic Stansberry, John Lescroart, Peter Plate, Tim Maleeny, Renay Jackson, Jacqueline Winspear, Cara Black, Rhys Bowen, James Calder, Jonnie Jacobs, Jerry Keneally, Marc Coggins, Robin Burcell, Simon Wood, Bill Pronzini, Marcia Muller and others on why they believe the San Francisco Bay Area attracts so many premier crime writers, and the results make for some thought-provoking reading.

The article can be accessed here.


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