Gun in Cheek: A Study of "alternative" Crime Fiction

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Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1982 - Fiction - 264 pages
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Contents

Introduction by Ed McBain
11
The Idiot Heroine in the Attic
199
Dont Tell Me Youve Got a Heater in Your Girdle
211
Copyright

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About the author (1982)

Bill Pronzini was born in Petaluma, California on April 13, 1943. His first novel, The Stalker, was published in 1971. He is best known for his creation of the Nameless Detective Mystery series, as well as several westerns and novels of dark suspense. He has been a full time writer since 1969. 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 has won numerous awards including three Shamus Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Private Eye Mystery Writers of America. His book Snowbound received the Grand Prix de la Litterature Policiere, as the best crime novel published in France in 1988. Pronzini has established himself as a master of the Western novel as well as earning a name for himself in the dark fiction genre.

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