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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: 571
Deadly Anniversaries A Collection of Stories from Crime Fiction's Top Authors
The Stolen Gold Affair A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery
2020 - The Stolen Gold Affair a Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781250216489
ISBN-10: 1250216486
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Peaceful Valley Crime Wave
2019 - The Peaceful Valley Crime Wave (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780765394415
ISBN-10: 0765394413
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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The Flimflam Affair A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery
2019 - The Flimflam Affair a Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780765394378
ISBN-10: 0765394375
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
 2

Give-a-Damn Jones A Novel of the West
2018 - Give-a-damn Jones a Novel of the West (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781432854485
ISBN-10: 1432854488
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Spook
2018 - Spook [The Nameless Detective Novels] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781721313044
ISBN-10: 1721313044
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Son of Gun in Cheek An Affectionate Guide to More of the Worst in Mystery Fiction
Give-a-Damn Jones
2018 - Give-a-damn Jones (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780765394392
ISBN-10: 0765394391
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Bags of Tricks Affair
2018 - The Bags of Tricks Affair [A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781432846053
ISBN-10: 1432846051
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Endgame
2018 - Endgame [A Nameless Detective Novel] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781432843892
ISBN-10: 1432843893
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Bags of Tricks Affair A Carpenter and Quincannon Novel
2018 - The Bags of Tricks Affair a Carpenter and Quincannon Novel (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780765394354
ISBN-10: 0765394359
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 2

Bleeders
2017 - Bleeders [Nameless Detective Novels, Book 27] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781538538807
ISBN-10: 1538538806
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Six-Gun in Cheek An Affectionate Guide to the Worst in Western Fiction
Endgame A Nameless Detective Novel
2017 - Endgame a Nameless Detective Novel [Nameless Detective series, Book 46] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781538426661
ISBN-10: 1538426668
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Violated
2017 - The VIolated [Thorndike Press Large Print Mystery Series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781410497697
ISBN-10: 1410497690
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Gun in Cheek An Affectionate Guide to the Worst in Mystery Fiction
The Violated Library Edition
2017 - The VIolated Library Edition (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781504773294
ISBN-10: 1504773292
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Dangerous Ladies Affair
2017 - The Dangerous Ladies Affair [A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781410497291
ISBN-10: 1410497291
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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The Dangerous Ladies Affair
2017 - The Dangerous Ladies Affair [Carpenter and Quincannon, Bk 5] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780765381057
ISBN-10: 0765381052
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 5

The Dangerous Ladies Affair A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery
2017 - The Dangerous Ladies Affair a Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery [Carpenter and Quincannon Mysteries] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781504793483
ISBN-10: 150479348X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Strangers in the Fog and Cain's Mark
2016 - Strangers in the Fog and Cain's Mark (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781531886875
ISBN-10: 1531886876
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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2016 - Zigzag [A Nameless Detective Collection] (Hardcover)
2016 - Zigzag Library Edition [Nameless Detective Novels] (Audio CD)
2016 - Zigzag a Nameless Detective Collection [Nameless Detective Novels] (Audio CD)
2016 - The Plague of Thieves Affair [Carpenter and Quincannon, Bk 4 - Large Print] (Hardcover)
2015 - The Body Snatchers Affair [Carpenter and Quincannon, Bk 3] (Paperback)
 
2015 - Illusions [Nameless Detective - Volume 24] (Paperback)
2015 - Boobytrap [Nameless Detective - Volume 25] (Paperback)
2015 - Crazybone [Nameless Detective - Volume 26] (Paperback)
2015 - Vixen [A Nameless Detective Novel] (Hardcover)
2015 - Sentinels [Nameless Detective - Volume 23] (Paperback)
2015 - Hardcase [Nameless Detective - Volume 22] (Paperback)
2015 - Demons [Nameless Detective - Volume 21] (Paperback)
2015 - Vixen a Nameless Detective Novel ["Nameless" Detective Novels] (Hardcover)
 
2014 - Strangers [A Nameless Detective Novel] (Hardcover)
2014 - The Spook Lights Affair [Carpenter and Quincannon, Bk 2] (Paperback)
 
2014 - Cat's Paw [Who Dun It? - Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)
2014 - Strangers in the Fog / Cain's Mark [Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)
2014 - Strangers [Nameless Detective, Bk 38] (Hardcover)
2013 - The Bughouse Affair [Carpenter and Quincannon, Bk 1] (Paperback)
 
2013 - Nemesis [Nameless Detective: Thorndike Press Large Print Mystery] (Hardcover)
2013 - Blowback (Audio CD)
2012 - Femme [Nameless Detective] (Hardcover)
2012 - Panic (Audio CD)
2012 - Hellbox [Nameless Detective, Bk 37] (Hardcover)
2012 - Schemers a Nameless Detective Novel [Nameless Detective Novels] (Audio CD)
2011 - Camouflage [Nameless Detective, Bk 36 - Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)
2011 - Firewind (Audio CD)
2011 - Betrayers [Nameless Detective, Bk 35 - Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)
2010 - Savages a Nameless Detective Novel ["Nameless" Detective Novels] (Paperback)
2010 - Schemers [Nameless Detective, Bk 34 - Large Print] (Paperback)
2010 - Trouble at Temescal a Western Duo [Five Star Western Series] (Hardcover)
2009 - Fever [Nameless Detective, Bk 33] (Paperback)
2009 - The Last Days of Horse-shy Halloran [Thorndike Large Print Western Series] (Hardcover)
2008 - The Other Side of Silence [Thrillers] (Hardcover)
2007 - Savages [Thorndike Press Large Print Mystery Series] (Hardcover)
2007 - Savages a Nameless Detective Novel [Nameless Detective] (Hardcover)
2007 - Mourners [Nameless Detective] (Paperback)
2007 - Dakota Man [Five Star Western Series] (Hardcover)
2006 - Coyote and Quarter-moon Western Stories [Five Star Western Series] (Hardcover)
2006 - Mourners a Nameless Detective Novel [Nameless Detective Mystery] (Hardcover)
2006 - Nightcrawlers [Nameless Detective, Bk 30] (Paperback)
2005 - Quincannon's Game a Western Quartet [Five Star First Edition Westerns] (Hardcover)
2004 - Quarry [Nameless Detective, Bk 19 - MP3 CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)
2004 - Epitaphs [Nameless Detective, Bk 20 - Audio Cassette - Unabridged] (Audio Cassette)
2004 - The Alias Man [Thorndike Press Large Print Mystery Series] (Hardcover)
2004 - Tracks in the Sand [Sagebrush Large Print Western Series] (Hardcover)
2003 - Marksman and Other Stories [Lost Classics Ser] (Hardcover)
2003 - Double [Large Print] (Hardcover)
2002 - Blue Lonesome [Canongate Crime] (Paperback)
2001 - More Oddments [Five Star First Edition Mystery Series] (Hardcover)
2001 - Beyond the Grave [Large Print] (Paperback)
2000 - Crazybone a Nameless Detective Novel [Thorndike Press Large Print Mystery Series] (Hardcover)
2000 - Nothing But the Night [Large Print] (Hardcover)
2000 - Heading West Western Stories [Five Star First Edition Western Series] (Hardcover)
2000 - Riders of the Shadowlands Western Stories [Thorndike Large Print Western Series] (Hardcover)
1999 - Nothing But the Night [Walker Mystery] (Hardcover)
1999 - Masques (Paperback)
1999 - Sleuths [Five Star First Edition Mystery Series] (Hardcover)
1999 - Boobytrap a Nameless Detective Novel [Nameless Detective Mystery] (Audio Cassette)
1998 - Boobytrap a Nameless Detective Novel [Nameless Detective Mystery] (Hardcover)
1998 - Under the Burning Sun Western Stories [G K Hall Large Print Book Series] (Hardcover)
1998 - Guilty As Charged [Audio Cassette - Abridged] (Audio Cassette)
1998 - Duo (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)
1995 - Hard Case [Nameless Detective, Bk 22] (Hardcover)
1994 - Snowbound [Mystery Scene Book] (Paperback)
1993 - Twospot [Mystery Scene Book] (Paperback)
1993 - Day of the Moon [Pronzini, Bill] (Paperback)
1992 - Breakdown [Nameless Detective, Bk 18 - Large Print] (Paperback)
1991 - Last Days of Horse-shy Halloran [Gunsmoke Western] (Hardcover)
1991 - Best Western Stories [Lythway Nightingale Large Print Books] (Hardcover)
1991 - Jackpot [G K Hall Large Print Book Series] (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)
1990 - Hoodwink / Scattershot [Nameless Detective, Bks 7 & 8] (Paperback)
1990 - Hoodwink [Curley Large Print Books] (Hardcover)
1990 - Shackles [Nameless Detective, Bk 16] (Paperback)
1989 - Scattershot a Nameless Detective Mystery [Curley Large Print Books] (Paperback)
1989 - Firewind an M Evans Novel of the West [An Evans novel of the West] (Hardcover)
1989 - The Californians [Best of the West] (Paperback)
1988 - Quincannon [John Quincannon, Bk 1] (Paperback)
1988 - Nightshades [Nameless Detective, Bk 12] (Paperback)
1987 - Quicksilver [Nameless Detective, Bk 11] (Paperback)
1987 - Bindlestiff [Nameless Detective, Bk 10] (Paperback)
1987 - Faut Pas Pousser [Serie Noire 1 - French Edition] (Paperback)
1987 - Scattershot [Nameless Detective, Bk 8] (Paperback)
1986 - Eye (Paperback)
1986 - Bones [Nameless Detective, Bk 14] (Paperback)
1986 - Locked Room Puzzles [Academy Mysteries Novellas] (Paperback)
1986 - The Eye (Paperback)
1986 - Deadfall [Nameless Detective, Bk 15] (Hardcover)
1985 - Quincannon [Large Print] (Hardcover)
1982 - Dragonfire [Nameless Detective, Bk 9] (Hardcover)
1978 - Games (Paperback)
1974 - Stalker (Paperback)
1974 - Snatch (Paperback)
The Third Reel West [A Double D Western] (Hardcover)
All the Long Years Western Stories [G K Hall Large Print Western Series] (Hardcover)
Border Fever [G K Hall Large Print Western Series] (Hardcover)
Oddments a Short Story Collection [Five Star Mystery Series] (Other)
Case File [Curley Large Print Books] (Hardcover)
Quarry a Nameless Detective Mystery [Curley Large Print Books] (Paperback)
Wild Westerns Stories From the Grand Old Pulps [G K Hall Large Print Book Series] (Hardcover)
The Texans the Best of the West [G K Hall Large Print Book Series] (Hardcover)
Californians [G K Hall Large Print Book Series] (Hardcover)
The Arizonans [G K Hall Large Print Book Series] (Hardcover)
The Gunfighters the Best of the West [G K Hall Large Print Book Series] (Hardcover)
Gallows Land [Lone Star Audio] (Audio Cassette)
Dragonfire/casefile [A Nameless Detective] (Paperback)
The Running of Beats [In Japanese Language] (Other)