The Spellman Files Read-Alikes

On The Same Page Jul/Aug 2010

The Spellman Files Looking for more local intrigue after enjoying The Spellman Files? In addition to the rest of the Spellman series, check these out:


City of Dragons
Kelli Stanley
"San Francisco Private Investigator Miranda Corbie finds the body of Eddie Takahashi. It is 1940, and relations between the Chinese and Japanese communities are tense... City officials want this case to go away, but Miranda wants justice for an innocent young man... Corbie has the potential to be a great series a hard-boiled crime story worthy of Raymond Chandler." – Library Journal
Naked Moon
Domenic Stansberry
"In Edgar-winner Stansberry’s strong fourth novel to feature San Francisco Private Investigator Dante Mancuso, secrets about 'the company,' Mancuso's shadowy former employer, prompt the company to end the stalemate that allowed Dante to walk away in the previous book... North Beach is a virtual character as the stoic Dante fearlessly plays out the poor hand he’s been dealt against a table of sharks with all the chips in the pot." – Publishers Weekly
San Francisco Noir 2
Peter Maravelis, ed.
"This classics entry in Akashic's noir anthology series boasts an impressive roster of names, including Mark Twain, Jack London, Ambrose Bierce and Dashiell Hammett….Marcia Muller’s Deceptions makes good use of the Golden Gate Bridge's appeal to potential suicides... Readers looking for lesser-known talent will welcome Janet Dawson’s Invisible Time, which presents a grim view of life on the streets for two young people." – Publishers Weekly
Treasure Hunt
John Lescroart
Wyatt Hunt – hero of Lescroart’s bestseller The Hunt Club – returns with a new protégé, in an intricate, tightly plotted thriller set against the glamorous charity circuit. Treasure Hunt is both a nail-biting thriller and a coming-of-age story, filled with San Francisco flavors. Mickey Dade, its young, fresh protagonist, gradually learns the lessons Hunt knows only too well, as the world he imagines unravels around him.
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