In The Maltese Falcon, San Francisco is a character. The Big Sleep is all about Los Angeles. In mystery stories, there's a distinct sound to every city's mean streets, and the setting can be as important as the crime. Mystery writers talk about why they choose to imagine crimes in the cities they love.
Eddie Muller, writes a series of crime novels featuring sportswriter Billy Nichols, the first of which, The Distance, was nominated for multiple mystery writing awards; author of three acclaimed books on film noir
Laura Lippman, author of 10 crime novels, and the Tess Monaghan crime series; editor of the Baltimore Noir collection
William Hunt Kreuger, author of a Minnesota crime series; his work appears in Twin Cities Noir