Our site will be undergoing maintenance from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 20. During this time, Bookshop, checkout, and other features will be unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Cookies must be enabled to use this website.
Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Mystery & Detective / Collections & Anthologies
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Cantina Psalms
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:384
  • eBook ISBN:9781667844039
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667844022

Cantina Psalms

by Thomas Shess

Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available

"Cantina Psalms" is a rapid-paced collection of urban noir. These tightly woven short stories are deep with crime, erotic love, and ironic social satire. It is a crowded saloon of intertwined characters—all from San Francisco's gritty North Beach neighborhood. Each story is a table set with silver spoons, forks in the road, and sharp knives.

"Cantina Psalms" main characters include penthouse politicos, icy homegrown drug czars, and a mysterious redhead who creates havoc for everyone. Caught in the middle, is the Mayor's bodyguard, who has to protect himself from good trouble and bad, including broken cops, jealous peers, and even His Honor's daughters. "Cantina Psalms" cleverly manipulates a San Francisco cast in the near future. Can this world-famous city of power brokers, innovators, dreamers, and misfits save itself from chaos?
About the author
Award-winning journalist Thomas Shess is a former editor in chief of San Francisco Magazine and an ex-San Francisco Examiner reporter. He has also been a senior editor of national inflight magazines and other major lifestyle publications in California. Through it all, he has developed a keen eye for the powerful, the climbers and the outsiders whose lives intersect in surprising ways.