Shrouded in Mysteries

The Screaming Buddha

The Screaming Buddha

by Robert J. Bowman (St. Martin's Press, 1994)

Book design: Basha Zapatka
Jacket art: Jeanne Berg
Jacket design: Michael Accordino

 

Interestingly, although the dust jacket illustration clearly includes an image of the Golden Gate Bridge, the publisher’s copy on the inside flap identifies San Francisco by name, and the Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication data includes San Francisco subject headings, in the text the author never identifies the city in which this novel is set by name, persisting in referring simply to "Our Fair City" and deliberately obscuring street names and neighborhoods.