Search - List of Books by Bill Pronzini

Bill Pronzini (born April 13, 1943) is an American writer of detective fiction. He is also an active anthologist, having compiled more than 100 collections, most of which focus on mystery, western, and science fiction short stories.

He published his first novel, The Stalker, in 1971. However, his best known works are the Nameless Detective series, which he began in 1971. As of April, 2009, there are more than 35 books in the series, as well as a number of short stories. Over the life of the series, Nameless has gracefully grown and matured as an “everyman” character, aging along with his creator and audience. While the stories involve the usual range of crimes typical to mysteries, they depict relatively little violence. Pronzini’s style is more character driven than plot driven, giving his stories insights, depth, and durability atypical for the mystery field. Because Nameless develops over the run of the series, it's most effective to read them in sequence.

His books have been translated into nearly twenty languages, and have been published in more than thirty countries.

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Total Books: 501
The Body Snatcher Affair
2015 - The Body Snatcher Affair [Carpenter and Quincannon, Bk 3] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780765331762
ISBN-10: 0765331764
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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The Spook Lights Affair
2014 - The Spook Lights Affair (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780765331786
ISBN-10: 0765331780
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Strangers
2014 - Strangers (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780765335678
ISBN-10: 0765335670
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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The Bughouse Affair
2013 - The Bughouse Affair [Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780765331779
ISBN-10: 0765331772
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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All the Long Years
2013 - All the Long Years (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781477842171
ISBN-10: 1477842179
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Nemesis
2013 - Nemesis ["Nameless" Detective Novels] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780765325662
ISBN-10: 0765325667
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Shivers VII
2013 - Shivers VII (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781587672255
ISBN-10: 1587672251
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Blowback
2013 - Blowback (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781935138822
ISBN-10: 1935138820
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Femme
2012 - Femme [Nameless Detective] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781587672675
ISBN-10: 1587672677
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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The Hangings
2012 - The Hangings (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781935138525
ISBN-10: 1935138529
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Hellbox
2012 - Hellbox [Nameless Detective, Bk 37] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780765325655
ISBN-10: 0765325659
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Dead Run
2012 - Dead Run (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781612321172
ISBN-10: 1612321178
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Dragonfire The Nameless Detective
2011 - Dragonfire the Nameless Detective (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781612320779
ISBN-10: 1612320775
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Camouflage
2011 - Camouflage [Nameless Detective, Bk 36 - Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781609981761
ISBN-10: 1609981766
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Hoodwink The Nameless Detective
2011 - Hoodwink the Nameless Detective (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781612320731
ISBN-10: 1612320732
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Scattershot The Nameless Detective
2011 - Scattershot the Nameless Detective (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781612320755
ISBN-10: 1612320759
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Prose Bowl
2011 - Prose Bowl (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781612321257
ISBN-10: 1612321259
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Twospot The Nameless Detective
2011 - Twospot the Nameless Detective (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781612320694
ISBN-10: 1612320694
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Labyrinth The Nameless Detective
2011 - Labyrinth the Nameless Detective (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781612320717
ISBN-10: 1612320716
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Blowback The Nameless Detective
2011 - Blowback the Nameless Detective [Volume 4] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781612320670
ISBN-10: 1612320678
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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The Vanished The Nameless Detective
2011 - The Vanished the Nameless Detective [Volume 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781612320632
ISBN-10: 1612320635
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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2010 - The Hidden (Hardcover)
 
2010 - Savages a Nameless Detective Novel ["Nameless" Detective Novels] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
2010 - Betrayers [Nameless Detective, Bk 35 - Large Print] (Hardcover)Hardcover
2010 - Betrayers [Nameless Detective, Bk 35] (Hardcover)Hardcover
2010 - Schemers [Nameless Detective, Bk 34 - Large Print] (Paperback)Hardcover
2010 - Trouble at Temescal a Western Duo [Five Star Western Series] (Hardcover)
2009 - Fever [Nameless Detective, Bk 33] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
2009 - The Last Days of Horse-shy Halloran [Thorndike Large Print Western Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - Fever [Nameless Detective, Bk 33] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
2007 - Savages [Thorndike Press Large Print Mystery Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
2007 - Mourners [Nameless Detective] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2007 - Dakota Man [Five Star Western Series] (Hardcover)
2006 - Coyote and Quarter-moon Western Stories [Five Star Western Series] (Hardcover)
2006 - Nightcrawlers [Nameless Detective, Bk 30] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2005 - Quincannon's Game a Western Quartet [Five Star First Edition Westerns] (Hardcover)Hardcover
2005 - Nightcrawlers [Nameless Detective, Bk 30] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2004 - Epitaphs [Nameless Detective, Bk 20 - Audio Cassette - Unabridged] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
2004 - The Alias Man [Thorndike Press Large Print Mystery Series] (Hardcover)Hardcover
2004 - Demons [Nameless Detective Mystery] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2004 - Tracks in the Sand [Sagebrush Large Print Western Series] (Hardcover)Hardcover
2003 - Spook [A Nameless Detective Novel] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2003 - Marksman and Other Stories [Lost Classics Ser] (Hardcover)Paperback
2003 - Double [Large Print] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2002 - Bleeders [Nameless Detective Mystery] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2002 - Blue Lonesome [Canongate Crime] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2002 - Sentinels [Nameless Detective, Bk 23] (Paperback)
2001 - More Oddments [Five Star First Edition Mystery Series] (Hardcover)
2001 - Beyond the Grave [Large Print] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2000 - Crazybone a Nameless Detective Novel [Thorndike Press Large Print Mystery Series] (Hardcover)Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2000 - Heading West Western Stories [Five Star First Edition Western Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2000 - The Vanished [Nameless Detective, Bk 2 - Large Print] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2000 - Riders of the Shadowlands Western Stories [Thorndike Large Print Western Series] (Hardcover)Hardcover
1999 - Beyond the Grave [Elena Oliverez, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1999 - Boobytrap [Thorndike Press Large Print Mystery Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1999 - Sleuths [Five Star First Edition Mystery Series] (Hardcover)
1999 - Boobytrap a Nameless Detective Novel [Nameless Detective Mystery] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover
1998 - Under the Burning Sun Western Stories [G K Hall Large Print Book Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1998 - Guilty As Charged [Audio Cassette - Abridged] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1998 - Duo (Hardcover)
1997 - Panic [Black Dagger Crime] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1996 - Keller on Horseback / Black Wind [Stellar Audio, Vol. 1] (Audio Cassette)
1996 - All the Lonely People / Stakeout [Stellar Audio, Vol. 8 - Audio Cassette] (Audio Cassette)
1995 - Double [Sharon McCone/Nameless Detective] (Paperback)Hardcover
1995 - Hard Case [Nameless Detective Mystery] (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio Cassette
1994 - Snowbound [Mystery Scene Book] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1993 - Epitaphs [Nameless Detective, Bk 20] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1993 - Twospot [Mystery Scene Book] (Paperback)Hardcover
1993 - Day of the Moon [Pronzini, Bill] (Paperback)
1992 - Quarry [Nameless Detective, Bk 19] (Paperback)Hardcover
1992 - Epitaphs [Nameless Detective, Bk 20] (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1992 - Breakdown [Nameless Detective, Bk 18 - Large Print] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1991 - Quarry [Nameless Detective, Bk 19] (Hardcover)Paperback
1991 - Breakdown [Nameless Detective, Bk 18] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1991 - Best Western Stories [Lythway Nightingale Large Print Books] (Hardcover)Hardcover
1991 - Jackpot [G K Hall Large Print Book Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1991 - Breakdown [Nameless Detective, Bk 18] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1990 - Jackpot [Nameless Detective, Bk 17] (Paperback)Hardcover
1990 - Labyrinth/bones [Nameless Detective/2 Stories in 1] (Paperback)
1990 - The Best Western Stories of Loren D Estleman [G.K. Hall large print book series] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1990 - Hoodwink [Curley Large Print Books] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1990 - Shackles [Nameless Detective, Bk 16] (Paperback)
1989 - Scattershot a Nameless Detective Mystery [Curley Large Print Books] (Paperback)Paperback
1989 - Firewind an M Evans Novel of the West [An Evans novel of the West] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1989 - The Californians [Best of the West] (Paperback)Hardcover
1988 - Nightshades [A Nameless Detective Mystery] (Paperback)Hardcover
1987 - Quicksilver [Nameless Detective, Bk 11] (Paperback)
1987 - Bindlestiff [Nameless Detective, Bk 10] (Paperback)
1987 - Dragonfire [A Nameless Detective Mystery] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1987 - Faut Pas Pousser [Serie Noire 1 - French Edition] (Paperback)
1987 - Scattershot [Nameless Detective, Bk 8] (Paperback)Paperback
1987 - Hoodwink [A Nameless Detective Mystery] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1987 - Bakers Dozen 13 Short Mystery No [Baker's Dozen Series] (Hardcover)
1987 - Labyrinth [Nameless Detective Mystery] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1986 - Bones [Nameless Detective, Bk 14] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1986 - Locked Room Puzzles [Academy Mysteries Novellas] (Paperback)
1986 - Deadfall [Nameless Detective, Bk 15] (Hardcover)
1985 - Bones (Hardcover)Paperback
1984 - The Vanished [Nameless Detective, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1984 - Starvation Camp [A Double D western] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1978 - Games (Paperback)Paperback
1974 - Stalker The [Thriller] (Hardcover)Paperback
The Third Reel West [A Double D Western] (Hardcover)
All the Long Years Western Stories [G K Hall Large Print Western Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
Border Fever [G K Hall Large Print Western Series] (Hardcover)Hardcover
Oddments a Short Story Collection [Five Star Mystery Series] (Other)
Case File [Curley Large Print Books] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
Illusions [Chivers Sound Library] (Audio Cassette)Hardcover, Audio Cassette
Wild Westerns Stories From the Grand Old Pulps [G K Hall Large Print Book Series] (Hardcover)Hardcover
The Texans the Best of the West [G K Hall Large Print Book Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
Californians [G K Hall Large Print Book Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
The Arizonans [G K Hall Large Print Book Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
The Gunfighters the Best of the West [G K Hall Large Print Book Series] (Hardcover)
Dragonfire/casefile [A Nameless Detective] (Paperback)
The Running of Beats [In Japanese Language] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover