Gene Poschman

Gene Poschman


San Francisco, with its creeping fog and dark alleys, has long been a favorite location for mystery novels. Since Dashiel Hammett immortalized Sam Spade in the Maltese Falcon the city by the bay has been a favorite of mystery novels and movies. Film Noir is at its most delicious as hard boiled detectives must deal with Femme Fatales, plotting kidnappers, and the occasional murder in the Golden Gate City.

Enter native Californian, Gene Poschman, who has lived in Castro Valley since 1974. He spent most of his career as a Computer Consultant and Programmer Analyst. An avid reader, while reading “The Continental OP” by Dashiel Hammett last fall, a particular event in one of the stories caught his eye and he started wondering what if. Shortly after Thanksgiving Gene started writing on his Laptop at home.

And so, Detective Jonas Watcher sprung forth from Gene’s imagination and has joined the company of private detectives who haunt the the dimly lighted foggy streets of San Francisco.