RARA-AVIS: SFPD Short Stories

From: JIM DOHERTY (jimdohertyjr@yahoo.com)
Date: 17 Jul 2008

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    Hi Gang,

    Need some help. I'm writing an article about the San Francisco PD in fiction, and I'm having more trouble than I ever anticipated finding short stories featuring the SFPD. So far I've been able to come up with only two, Lawrence G. Blochman's "Deadly Error" (SAINT MAGAZINE, 10/58) and Bill Pronzini's "The Pattern" (AHMM, 9/71), and I need at least 8 more to be able to list a "top ten," though it's looking more and more like an "only ten."

    BTW, Blochman actually wrote two more stories featuring the same character, SFPD Sgt. Pete Potrero, but I am limiting myself to one story by one author for this article.

    I'm not looking for stories in which the SFPD has a supporting role, but stories in which the SFPD, or an SFPD officer, is the prominent figure, that is set if San Francisco.

    Any others you can suggest besides the two I've come up with?

    Thanks in advance.



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