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Pronzini, Bill

Overview
Works: 465 works in 2,113 publications in 6 languages and 137,278 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Suspense fiction  Horror fiction  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery stories, American  Historical fiction  Western stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Other
Classifications: PS3566.R67, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about 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 1,828 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 by Bill Pronzini( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,774 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
The bughouse affair : a Carpenter and Quincannon mystery by Marcia Muller( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,742 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
Schemers : a Nameless Detective novel by Bill Pronzini( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 1,720 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
Savages : a Nameless Detective novel by Bill Pronzini( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,707 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
Nightcrawlers : a nameless detective novel by Bill Pronzini( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,701 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
Betrayers by Bill Pronzini( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 1,693 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"--Publisher's web site
Fever by Bill Pronzini( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,676 WorldCat member 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
Camouflage by Bill Pronzini( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,628 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
The spook lights affair : a Carpenter and Quincannon mystery by Marcia Muller( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1895 San Francisco young debutantes don't commit suicide at festive parties, particularly not under the eye of Sabina Carpenter. But Virginia St. Ives evidently did, leaping from a foggy parapet in a shimmer of ghostly light. The seemingly impossible disappearance of her body creates an even more serious problem for the firm of Carpenter and Quincannon, Professional Detective Services. Sabina hadn't wanted to take the assignment, but her partner John Quincannon insisted it would serve as entrée to the city's ultra rich and powerful. That means money, and Quincannon loves the almighty dollar. Which is why he is hunting the bandit who robbed the Wells, Fargo office of $35,000.Working their separate cases (while Sabina holds John off with one light hand), the detectives give readers a tour of The City the way it was. From the infamous Barbary Coast to the expensive Tenderloin gaming houses and brothels frequented by wealthy men, Quincannon follows a danger-laden trail to unmask the murderous perpetrators of the Wells, Fargo robbery. Meanwhile, Sabina works her wiles on friends and relatives of the vanished debutante until the pieces of her puzzle start falling into place. But it's an oddly disguised gent appearing out of nowhere who provides the final clue to both cases--the shrewd "crackbrain" who believes himself to be Sherlock Holmes. Fans of Marcia's Muller's bestselling Sharon McCone novels and Bill Pronzini's Nameless Detective series will applaud The Spook Lights Affair and future exploits from the annals of Carpenter and Quincannon, Professional Detective Services"--
Hellbox : a nameless detective novel by Bill Pronzini( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,614 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
Bleeders : a "Nameless Detective" novel by Bill Pronzini( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,600 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." --
The body snatchers affair : a Carpenter and Quincannon mystery by Marcia Muller( Book )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Body Snatchers Affair: The latest in the Carpenter and Quincannon historical mystery series from Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini. Two missing bodies and two separate investigations take Carpenter and Quincannon from the heights above San Francisco Bay to the depths of Chinatown's opium dens. For John Quincannon, this is a first: searching a Chinatown opium den for his client's husband, missing in the middle of a brewing tong war set to ignite over the stolen corpse of Bing Ah Kee. Meanwhile, his partner, Sabina Carpenter, unsure of the dark secrets her suitor might be concealing, searches for the corpse of a millionaire, stolen from a sealed family crypt and currently being held for ransom. With the threat of a tong war hanging over the city (a war perhaps being spurred on by corrupt officials), Carpenter and Quincannon have no time to lose in solving their cases. Is there a connection between the two body snatchers? Or is simple greed the answer to this one? And why is the enigmatic Englishman who calls himself Sherlock Holmes watching so carefully from the shadows?"--
Spook : a "nameless detective" novel by Bill Pronzini( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 1,543 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 )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,529 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
Boobytrap : a "nameless detective" novel by Bill Pronzini( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,498 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
Quincannon by Bill Pronzini( Book )

22 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,467 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
The other side of silence : a novel of suspense by Bill Pronzini( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 1,460 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
In an evil time by Bill Pronzini( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,374 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 )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,366 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
 
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Languages
English (283)

Italian (6)

German (5)

French (3)

Polish (2)

Spanish (1)

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MournersSchemers : a Nameless Detective novelSavages : a Nameless Detective novelNightcrawlers : a nameless detective novelBetrayersFeverCamouflageBleeders : a "Nameless Detective" novel