Bullets Across the Bay: The San Francisco Bay Area in Crime Fiction, an exhibit in the Bernice Layne Brown Gallery at the University Library, University of California, Berkeley, opened on September 8, 2011. Drawing from the collections of numerous campus libraries, the exhibit surveys the rich history and tradition of mystery, detective, and crime novels set in San Francisco and the East Bay. It explores a variety of themes, including the influence of Dashiell Hammett and The Maltese Falcon, the legacy of Anthony Boucher and the founding of the Mystery Writers of America, the history and cultural diversity of the region as reflected in crime fiction, juvenile mysteries, crime films set in San Francisco, and more.
The exhibit is on display through February 2012 and is free and open to the public whenever the Library is open.
In conjunction with the exhibit, on Friday, October 14, 2011 from 4:00-6:00pm, the Library will present a special mystery edition of the Story Hour in the Library series featuring a panel discussion with authors Kelli Stanley, Eddie Muller, and Lucha Corpi, moderated by Janet Rudolph. This event is also free and all are welcome to attend. It will be preceded by a Q&A session with the exhibit curators at 3:00pm.