Bill Pronzini (Author)


The latest in Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Bill Pronzini's acclaimed Nameless Detective Series -- Strangers.

Cody Hatcher is the kind of teenager you don't want your kids hanging with. That's the book on him and it's why the citizens of Mineral Springs have no problem at all believing that he's guilty of three rapes. His mother, Cheryl, an old lover of Nameless's, is also being harassed by vindictive townspeople. It's against such odds that he must work to prove Cody innocent. There are few to help him and plenty to get in his way. It's a classic situation for an iconic private investigator.

Product Details

Publish Date
July 01, 2014
5.82 X 0.93 X 8.47 inches | 0.76 pounds
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About the Author

BILL PRONZINI's novel Snowbound received the Grand Prix de la Littérature Policière as the best crime novel published in France in 1988. A Wasteland of Strangers was nominated for best crime novel of 1997 by both the Mystery Writers of America and the International Crime Writers Association. In addition to six Edgar Award nominations and one win for A Wasteland of Strangers, Pronzini has received three Shamus Awards, two for best novel and the Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also the author of the Nameless Detective novels, the longest-running private investigator series currently in print, which includes the award-winning entries Hoodwink and Boobytrap. He lives in northern California with his wife, the crime novelist Marcia Muller.


"Pronzini is a pro at PI Fiction: he never cheats on the reader, respecting the conventions of the hard-boiled detective stories and puzzle mysteries he employs so well." --Library Journal on Schemers

"Pronzini is a greatly gifted storyteller who never fails to deliver topflight entertainment." --The San Diego Union-Tribune on Fever

"There are several reasons why Bill Pronzini's series centered on the Nameless Detective has been so successful for so long. Primary among them is that Pronzini is a genuine storyteller, and he hasn't disappointed us yet... Nightcrawlers, is beautifully plotted, realistic, up-to-the-minute and sometimes scary. There's real suspense and real danger." --Statesman Journal on Nightcrawlers

"Pronzini constructs his sturdy plot with top-quality materials, including spit-polished dialogue and loathsome villains who actually giggle as they crack their victims' bones. And Bill is still a terrific hero." --The New York Times Book Review on Nightcrawlers