Synopses & Reviews
EVERYONE IS MOURNING SOMETHING
Nameless 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...
"'Nameless' is a good man to walk you though the noir landscape." -The New York Times Book Review
"The reader's involvement with 'Nameless' and his problems continues to increase in intensity, making the series succeed on an emotional level rare in the field."-- Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine
"One of the best in the mystery-suspense field is Bill Pronzini....He has been holding up the California hard-boiled PI tradition for 30 years."-- The Washington Post Book World
"A stunning and unique achievement in crime fiction. 'Nameless' has become an American treasure."--Booklist
Pronzini's "New York Times" bestselling series continues, as Nameless tails a man who has been attending the funerals for women who have died violently. Is he responsible for their deaths? One woman thinks the man killed her sister, and her insistence is becoming a problem.
About the Author
has received three Shamus Awards, two for Best Novel, and the Lifetime Achievement Award, from the Private Eye Writers of America; and six nominations for the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Award. His novel, Snowbound
, was the recipient of the Grand Prix de la Littérature Policièreas 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. A young adult short story, "Christmas Gifts," was the recipient of the Paul A. Witty Award presented by the International Reading Association for the best short fiction of 1999.
He has published sixty novels, including three in collaboration with his wife, novelist Marcia Muller, and twenty-nine in his popular "Nameless Detective" series. His work has been translated into eighteen languages and published in nearly thirty countries.