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Pronzini, Bill

Overview
Works: 636 works in 2,084 publications in 3 languages and 134,982 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: Editor, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator
Classifications: PS3566.R67, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Bill Pronzini
Publications by Bill Pronzini
Most widely held works by Bill Pronzini
The gallows land by Bill Pronzini( Book )
20 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 1,961 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 )
21 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,869 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
Nightcrawlers : a nameless detective novel by Bill Pronzini( Book )
21 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,809 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
Savages : a Nameless Detective novel by Bill Pronzini( Book )
17 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,801 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 )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,763 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
Bleeders : a "nameless detective" novel by Bill Pronzini( Book )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,735 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
Fever : a Nameless Detective novel by Bill Pronzini( Book )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,733 libraries worldwide
Tracking down a badly beaten compulsive gambler and returning her to her home, Nameless realizes the case has further implications when the gambler disappears again, revealing the existence of a violent racket that preys on gambling victims
Betrayers : a Nameless Detective novel by Bill Pronzini( Book )
15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,726 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
Spook : a "nameless detective" novel by Bill Pronzini( Book )
17 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,657 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
Crazybone : a "nameless detective" novel by Bill Pronzini( Book )
12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,654 libraries worldwide
"Nameless" investigates why a recently widowed woman would not want to claim $50,000 in life insurance
Camouflage by Bill Pronzini( Book )
14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,639 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
The bughouse affair by Marcia Muller( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,628 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
Boobytrap : a "nameless detective" novel by Bill Pronzini( Book )
20 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,605 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
The hidden : a novel of suspense by Bill Pronzini( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,586 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
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 1,586 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
The crimes of Jordan Wise : a novel by Bill Pronzini( Book )
10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,583 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 )
22 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,582 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
Hellbox : a nameless detective novel by Bill Pronzini( Book )
17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,575 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
Starvation camp by Bill Pronzini( Book )
16 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,537 libraries worldwide
In the bitter winter of 1898, Zachary McQuestion, a US citizen serving in the Northwest Mounted Police, investigates the deaths of storekeeper Molly Malone and her two employees, tracking the killers through the Yukon, into Alaska and by ship to San Francisco, a city gripped by war fever
Step to the graveyard easy by Bill Pronzini( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 1,535 libraries worldwide
Matthew Cape runs into a pair of grifters named Boone and Tanya Judson and they lead him from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe, and just maybe to redemption
 
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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
プロンジーニ, ビル
Languages
English (311)
German (2)
Spanish (1)
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