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Pronzini, Bill

Overview
Works: 606 works in 2,159 publications in 7 languages and 137,989 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery stories, American  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Suspense fiction  Manuscripts  Western stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3566.R67, 813.54
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The gallows land by Bill Pronzini( Book )
24 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Following the death of his young wife, Roy Boone wanders aimlessly in the arid Southwest, desperate for water. Instead he finds a heap of trouble-when he meets a pretty young woman whose face bears the signs of an abusive husband
Mourners : a nameless detective novel by Bill Pronzini( Book )
20 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a suspicious wife reports her husband's inexplicable attendance at the funerals of murdered strangers, the nameless detective and his companions, Tamara and Jake, find themselves compromised in the face of a stalled investigation
Savages : a Nameless Detective novel by Bill Pronzini( Book )
17 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Investigating the death of a woman that has been ruled accidental by the police but that her sister insists was a murder by a known perpetrator, a reluctant Nameless begins to suspect that the victim's sister is telling the truth when he learns unsettling facts about her life
Schemers : a Nameless Detective novel by Bill Pronzini( Book )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A locked room mystery that goes from stolen books to stolen lives and the hunt for a phantom stalker with a penchant for pouring acid to make his point give Nameless and his partner Jake more than enough work to earn their fees--as long as neither turns his back at the wrong moment
Nightcrawlers : a nameless detective novel by Bill Pronzini( Book )
21 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unaware of links between a series of gay hate crimes and the kidnapping of a young girl, investigators Bill, Jake, and Tamara tackle difficult cases when Jake pursues leads related to an attack on his son's partner
Fever by Bill Pronzini( Book )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nameless works to find a woman who doesn't want to be found for a man who doesn't seem to care very much about her fate-- except to prove that he didn't murder her
Betrayers : a Nameless Detective novel by Bill Pronzini( Book )
15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"We're told that there are seven deadly sins; not on the list is the deadliest of them all: Betrayal. For each of the detectives at the agency, a betrayal-- personal, against a child, against the elderly-- becomes not only the driving force behind an investigation, but the source of the kind of resolve that cannot be derailed by threats of any kind. Tamara's case began as something personal but explodes as her investigation of her former lover Lucas Zeller leads to a scam bilking charities in the name of helping the homeless and indigent. For Nameless, with a case he doesn't want but can't turn down, trying to find out who is gaslighting an old woman only exposes the ugly side of family. When he goes home, tired and annoyed, he discovers that his adopted daughter, Emily, has a secret of her own. Runyon has a different difficulty: his case of a bailjumper with some bad family ties is easy enough as these things go, but he's being confronted by a demon that is going to try to force him into a betrayal. Three people who care, three people devoted to helping others trying to help themselves, three people finding themselves in a world of hurt because of the betrayers"--From publisher's web site
Bleeders : a "nameless detective" novel by Bill Pronzini( Book )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A simple case of blackmail gets lethally complicated when "Nameless," Bill Pronzini's seasoned private-eye, exposes a nasty scam that involves junior accounts executive Jay Cohalan, his unhappy wife, and a mistress with a serious drug problem." -- Jacket
The bughouse affair by Marcia Muller( Book )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1890s San Francisco, former Pinkerton operative Sabina Carpenter and her detective partner, ex-Secret Service agent John Quincannon, tackle two seemingly unrelated cases that are complicated by two murders and the interference of Sherlock Holmes
Camouflage by Bill Pronzini( Book )
14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nameless may not like David Virden, but the case is simple enough: find his ex-wife, and they know where she is. Deliver some papers to her and it is is all done. But she refuses the papers, sends a message to Virden to never contact her again, and slams the door. His colleague, Tamara, tells Nameless that Virden threatens to sue, stops payment on his checks, and claims that the woman they located is not his wife. Then he disappears and his fiancee hires Nameless to find out why. Clearly, someone is trying to make Nameless the monkey in the middle. The investigation that Nameless's partner, Jake Runyon, has to undertake is personal and urgent. His girlfriend Bryn's son, a pawn in a bitter divorce settlement, is being beaten and every indication is that his father is responsible. Is he bitter enough to take out his frustrations on a young boy, to fracture his arm? Then events turn on Jake: a dead woman, a bloodied Bryn, and a scared and silent child force him to look in other, darker, more deadly directions
Crazybone : a "nameless detective" novel by Bill Pronzini( Book )
10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Nameless" investigates why a recently widowed woman would not want to claim $50,000 in life insurance
Spook : a "nameless detective" novel by Bill Pronzini( Book )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After a near brush with death, the Nameless Detective searches for the identity of a gentle, mentally disturbed homeless man who was brutally slain, a search that leads him to a small California town rife with murder and mayhem
The hidden : a novel of suspense by Bill Pronzini( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the Coastline Killer, a vigilante who's been targeting random victims because they don't respect the environment, claims another victim, the local police consider Jay Macklin--a tourist staying at a remote northern California cottage with his paramedic wife--a suspect
Hellbox : a nameless detective novel by Bill Pronzini( Book )
17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When his wife goes missing from their Sierra foothills cabin after spotting a suspicious man, the Nameless Detective and his associate, Jake Runyon, launch a search and rescue mission that stretches legal boundaries
The other side of silence : a novel of suspense by Bill Pronzini( Book )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On his third day in Death Valley, Rick Fallon comes upon a deserted Toyota Camry, and soon thereafter, the almost-dead body of Casey Dunbar. Having rescued her, Fallon soon learns what had driven her to give up on life--and, his own life on hold, he resolves to unravel the twisted and dangerous strands of hers, a quest that leads him to the glitter-dome of Las Vegas
Boobytrap : a "nameless detective" novel by Bill Pronzini( Book )
19 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A vacation in the mountains by the Nameless Detective of San Francisco is spoilt when a bomber appears, seeking revenge on the host's family. Nameless is staying with the family of a district attorney who sent the bomber to jail
In an evil time by Bill Pronzini( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 1,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jack Hollis wants to protect his daughter, Angela, and his grandson any way he has to, even if it means killing Angela's husband, David Rakubian. Unfortunately, someone seems to have done his job for him, and now Jack doesn't know who to protect or who to trust
Blue lonesome by Bill Pronzini( Book )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For months, a man watches a lonely woman eat in a San Francisco cafe and when she commits suicide he investigates. The probe leads him to the murder of her husband and daughter for which a Nevada town holds her responsible
The crimes of Jordan Wise : a novel by Bill Pronzini( Book )
10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Obsessed by the gorgeous Annalise Bonner, a young woman who cares only for adventure and the good life, ordinary accountant Jordan Wise risks everything to use his bookkeeping skills to embezzle a half a million dollars from his company and to plan an escape to the Virgin Islands, only to come face to face with the realities of skating too close to the edge
Quincannon by Bill Pronzini( Book )
21 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Secret Service agent John Quincannon has found little joy in his life since a stray bullet caught an innocent, expectant young woman, killing both mother and child. Now, still in mourning a year later, Quincannon can only find solace at the bottom of a jug of sour mash. But he'll have to buck up--and sober up--for his next mission: The Service needs Quincannon to bring down a major counterfeiting ring responsible for the death of one of his colleagues. And staying sober won't be easy when there's a young lady in town who's a dead ringer for his late victim
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Foxx, Jack, 1943-

controlled identity Jeffrey, William

controlled identity Renault, Rick

controlled identity Saxon, Alex, 1943-

Davis Robert Hart
Foxx Jack
Halliday, Brett.
Janson Peter
Jeffrey William
Marlowe Aston
Pronzini William John
Pronzini, William John 1943-
Renault, Rick.
Saxon Alex
Williams John Barry
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Languages
English (298)
French (3)
German (2)
Polish (2)
Italian (1)
Spanish (1)
Finnish (1)
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