Most widely held works about Bill Pronzini
Most widely held works by Bill Pronzini
Mourners : a nameless detective novel by Bill Pronzini ( Book )
75 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,554 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.
The gallows land by Bill Pronzini ( Book )
20 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,966 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.
The crimes of Jordan Wise : a novel by Bill Pronzini ( Book )
10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,356 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.
Blue lonesome by Bill Pronzini ( Book )
17 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,349 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 other side of silence : a novel of suspense by Bill Pronzini ( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,313 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.
Step to the graveyard easy by Bill Pronzini ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,299 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.
Starvation camp by Bill Pronzini ( Book )
14 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 1,295 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.
Fever by Bill Pronzini ( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,282 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.
Sentinels : a "nameless detective" mystery by Bill Pronzini ( Book )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,258 libraries worldwide
"Nameless" investigates the disappearance of a young couple in the small, northern California town of Creekside.
Nothing but the night by Bill Pronzini ( Book )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,258 libraries worldwide
A man whose wife was killed by a hit-and-run driver finds him with the aid of an artist's sketch. But the husband's plan of revenge, which includes befriending the driver's sister, is overly elaborate.
In an evil time by Bill Pronzini ( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,235 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.
Betrayers by Bill Pronzini ( Book )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,231 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.
Quincannon by Bill Pronzini ( Book )
14 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,221 libraries worldwide
In 1890s Idaho, bringing down a major counterfeiting ring forces a troubled Secret Service agent to come face to face with his tragic past.
The alias man by Bill Pronzini ( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,221 libraries worldwide
The women in his life call him the Alias Man. From Santa Fe to Pennsylvania, from Vancouver to San Francisco, he has seduced and charmed, stolen and disappeared, leaving unbearable hurt in his wake. Then his three most recent victims-- Jessie, Sarah, and Morgan-- find one another and collectively discover his involvement in an even more profitable and deadly scheme. As they work together to carry out their hunger for justice, each is forced to confront and overcome yet another enemy: her own fears and weaknesses.--Publisher description.
Quarry : a "nameless detective" mystery by Bill Pronzini ( Book )
20 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,211 libraries worldwide
The nameless detective investigates the brutal psychological torture and manipulation of a young woman.
The hidden : a novel of suspense by Bill Pronzini ( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,204 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.
Epitaphs : a Nameless Detective mystery by Bill Pronzini ( Book )
16 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 1,201 libraries worldwide
"The bitterest of woes is to remember old happy days." At least that's what old man Pietro Lombardi thinks. He's got la miseria and can't even play a peaceful round of Sunday bocce with his friends at Aquatic Park. That is, until he sees the "Nameless Detective" at an opposite bench - another romantic taking in what's left of the Italian-American essence of the neighborhood. A shared burden being a lesser load, Pietro enlists his paesan's help with a troubling family matter. It seems his granddaughter, Gianna, is being harassed and needs some looking after. For old time's sake, Nameless agrees to check things out. Nameless quickly finds that Gianna is in hotter water than Pietro can imagine. The smarmy landlord who was hassling her is now black-and-blue and apologetic, her roommate is a little more than friendly in a very cheap sort of way, and Gianna is nowhere to be found. Even though his instincts tell him to leave well enough alone, Nameless searches for Pietro's "beauty of beauties" in the muck of a lascivious underworld full of loudmouthed liars, sleazy pornographers, and cold-blooded killers. After uncovering the horrific truth about Gianna, Nameless is far out of his depth. His investigative tracks have been spotted and leave him vulnerable to the wrath of Gianna's tormentors. Not only is Nameless a witness to the seedy behavior of the group, he has been reeled into a trap.
Firewind by Bill Pronzini ( Book )
12 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,191 libraries worldwide
When three outlaws try to steal a cache of illegal guns and ammunition from lumber baron Austin Trace, they bungle the job, setting fire to the town instead.
The last days of Horse-Shy Halloran by Bill Pronzini ( Book )
13 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 1,190 libraries worldwide
Henry W. Halloran is almost a legend. Better known as Horse-Shy Halloran, though few dared call him that to his person. A gaunt figure in black broadcloth and a long face, well-suited for a traveling preacher, one of his favorite disguises. Today's the most glorious day of Halloran's intermittently honest life--sum total of one escape from the infamous Burgoyne Gang, one escape from the law, three sacks of stolen gold tied to his saddle horn, and his first-ever triumph over a goddamned horse. Onward he rides...
Demons : a "Nameless Detective" mystery by Bill Pronzini ( Book )
21 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,179 libraries worldwide
The "nameless detective" takes on a divorce case, but their is something mysterious about the "other woman."
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Pronzini, William John.
Pronzini, William John, 1943-
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