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by Bill Pronzini

  • ISBN: 0765349264
  • Category: Thriller & Mystery
  • Author: Bill Pronzini
  • Subcategory: Mystery
  • Other formats: docx txt lit lrf
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Forge Books (May 29, 2007)
  • FB2 size: 1107 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 427
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Almost: The Sad, Pathetic Story of Tamara Corbin’s Love Life. Almost messed up and almost pregnant by one of a succession of losers in high school. Almost permanent relationship with the almost love.

Almost: The Sad, Pathetic Story of Tamara Corbin’s Love Life. Almost sex with a man she almost hadn’t gone out with in the first place. And the reason for Saturday night’s almost- Lord! Man wasn’t a pickup, he was an actual date. First date she’d had with anybody except Horace since her first semester at . Blind date, which was the reason she almost hadn’t gone out with him. Vonda was responsible.

NAMELESS DETECTIVE MYSTERIES BY BILL PRONZINI Fever Savages Mourners Nightcrawlers Scenarios (collection) Spook Bleeders . A Nameless Detective Novel. A Tom Doherty Associates Book. This is a work of fiction.

NAMELESS DETECTIVE MYSTERIES BY BILL PRONZINI Fever Savages Mourners Nightcrawlers Scenarios (collection) Spook Bleeders Crazybone Boobytrap Illusions. All of the characters, organizations, and events portrayed in. this novel are either products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Fever: a nameless detective novel.

First off, big Nameless fan, have read every book and recently finished Mourners before Nightcrawlers and working on. .Nightcrawlers benefits from being the mature work of a modern detective novel master, Bill Pronzini.

First off, big Nameless fan, have read every book and recently finished Mourners before Nightcrawlers and working on Savages. Anyway, Nightcrawlers is vastly superior to Mourners but here is my beef with Bill Pronzini's recent novels. The older books with the 1st person narration of Nameless are much better than the more recent three-headed Bill-Runyon-Tamara characters. The book is one of his finest creations in one of the most interesting detective series ever, the Nameless detective.

This book, except for some personal information about the Nameless Detective and his detective agency cohorts, is a duplicate of the book titled Femme published in 2013.

Ships from and sold by Mesilla Internet. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). This book, except for some personal information about the Nameless Detective and his detective agency cohorts, is a duplicate of the book titled Femme published in 2013. I despised that book because of the crude and unbelievable character, Cory Beckett and her brother and lovers. I asked for a refund.

Nameless Detective Series. 41 primary works, 47 total works. In a master stroke (or maybe just a happy accident), Bill Pronzini never got around to giving his private eye protagonist a name. He then turned around and made him such a well-rounded, finely-drawn character that a name was superflous. He's the detective as Everyman. Middle-aged, out of shape, content with a cold beer and one of his beloved pul. ore.

The 'Nameless Detective' novels are a thinking reader's detective series. -"The Chicago Sun-Times" "There is no living writer whose work more faithfully embodies the spirit of classic private-eye fiction than Bill Pronzini's. It is class, classy noir storytelling. -"Cleveland Plain-Dealer" "The fast-paced latest in the longest running PI series currently published shows Pronzini at the top of his form.

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Pronzini is a master! By Thriftbooks. com User, April 13, 2002. Whether you're a veteran reader of . novels or a neophyte who doesn't know his Hammett from his Chandler, you'll love the latest in Pronzini's "Nameless" series. This writer is a master, a benchmark against whom all the others compare themselves.

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EVERYONE IS MOURNING SOMETHINGNameless has seen enough death in his years; spending his time watching someone drive to several funerals a day, funerals for people Nameless doesn't even know, is more than he can take. Then the bits and pieces begin to fall into place: The funerals James Troxell is attending are all for women who died violently. Is he the killer? One woman thinks so--she insists Troxell is the one who murdered her sister.But there are too many deaths, too many roads leading nowhere, too many crimes and secrets and fears. This might be the one case that breaks Nameless--but the mourning has to stop, so Nameless will have to see it through…
Reviews about Mourners: A Nameless Detective Novel ("Nameless" Detective Novels) (7):
I always look forward to the release of a new Pronzini book. This one did not disappoint.
I often find myself picking up a Pronzini book when I am in the mood for a book that's easy to read, with a good story, well told, with some nicely executed plot twists. At his worst, he's sort of average, and at his best he's excellent. I would classify MOURNERS as a good book but not as one of Pronzini's best.

Pronzini does his usual masterful job of weaving his cases together. In this case, the main plot (Bill's) concerns a depressed man who has been attending the funerals of strangers who've been violently murdered; the subplot (Jake Runyon's) revolves around trying to find out who killed one of the victims. As always, the pacing's excellent - I always race through these books in 2 or 3 sittings.

Pronzini often throws a few really good plot twists at you, but this book is more of a linear investigation, with information coming to light little by little, and no real major surprises (though there's a good minor surprise). So, that was the key disappointment for me, though disappointment is too strong a word, as I did enjoy the book and have no doubt that I'll keep reading Pronzini. If you're new to Pronzini, start with SCHEMERS - that one's great.
Bill Pronzini's latest Nameless Detective novel, "Mourners," addresses the grief that consumes men and women who have suffered crushing personal losses. Nameless, an ex-cop whose first name turns out to be Bill, is still mourning the death of his friend and partner, Eberhardt. A woman named Lynn Troxell has hired Bill's San Francisco-based detective agency to follow her husband, James, a successful financial consultant with an unusual death fetish. Three times in two days, Troxell has attended the funerals of women he apparently did not know, all of whom were victims of violent crimes. Lynn senses that something has been bothering James, but she has no idea what it is. She hopes that the private detectives tailing her husband can get to the bottom of his bizarre behavior.

Another mourner is field investigator Jake Runyon. His beloved second wife, Colleen, died ten months earlier from ovarian cancer. Jake is inconsolable and buries himself in work because he cannot face being alone with his morbid thoughts. A third mourner is Risa Niland, whose twenty-five year old sister, Erin, was raped and strangled. Risa is distraught over the fact that the police have no witnesses or physical evidence that might lead them to Erin's killer. She is desperate for the murderer to be caught and punished, so that she can move on with her life.

Bill Pronzini should teach a master class in how to write sparely. In a time when many bloated books become best sellers, it is a distinct pleasure to read such clean, clear, and effective prose. The author changes points of view, sometimes telling the story in the first person through Bill's eyes, and in other chapters, segueing into the third person. This approach is a bit distracting, although it provides us with a broader perspective than we would have if the book were written entirely in the first or third person.

"Mourners" is an involving and suspenseful mystery with a diverse and well-developed cast of characters. In addition to those mentioned earlier, worth noting are Bill's wife Kerry, who harbors a dark secret that she is reluctant to reveal, and Bill's sassy colleague, Tamara, who is deeply hurt and furious when her boyfriend of five years abruptly dumps her over the phone.

Pronzini explores grief in all of its forms. People mourn not only for their dead friends and relatives, but also for their crushed hopes and dreams. Despair, frustration, and bitterness may lead them to commit violent acts against others or even themselves. The cliffhanger ending is excellent-one small surprise, but refreshingly free of gimmicky twists and turns. For Pronzini, life is fascinating enough without resorting to artifice to dress it up.
The Nameless Detective series was supposed to end with the character's retirement in 2002's "Bleeders." However, fans continued to clamor for more Nameless tales, and Pronzini has since treated fans to "Spook," "Nightcrawlers" and now "Mourners." Instead of quitting, Nameless -- who has now acquired a name, Bill -- has given more responsibility to his two operatives, Tamara and Jake. The books used to be all first person; now, we have alternating chapters told from several different characters' points of view.

A lot of mystery series get stale after a few installments, but Pronzini's new approach has freshened up the series, and I eagerly anticipate each new Nameless book. As Nameless has gotten more domestic, with wife Kerry and their adopted daughter, Jake has sort of become the moody loner that Nameless was when Pronzini started his long-running series.

In "Mourners," the wife of a financial consultant hires the agency to follow her husband, who has started acting very strangely and disappearing for long periods. The investigation leads Jake to go off on a tangent when he tries to solve the murder of a young woman whose sister reminds him of his late wife.

If you have the chance, read the whole series in order; it is one of the towering achievements in modern mystery fiction.
The "Nameless" agency team knows about separation and death. "Nameless" friend and partner committed suicide, Jake Runyon's wife died of cancer and Tamara's love has moved to Philadelphia. The agency has been hired, by his wife,to follow James Troxell. Rather than another woman, they find he is attending the funerals of women who have been raped and murdered. At a cemetery, Jake sees a young woman who reminds him of his late wife and who's sister was a victim. What is Troxell's connection to these victims?

Pronzini is such a fine writer. He takes, what could be, a basic mystery and layers it with text that deepens and enriches the plot. On the top level, this is a very good mystery. It leads the reader on a fascinating trail finding out exactly what the object character is up to. The sense of place, dialogue and suspense are all very well done. You become involved with all the characters and care about them. Even the minor, and somewhat unlikable, characters are ones you recognize. On a second level is the story of grief and mourning; it's many forms and the impact it has on various people's lives. I can't' say enough about this book. I am ready for the next in the series, and determinedly looking for the ones I'm missing. If you've not read this series, even with a few slight misses, start at the beginning and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!.

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