Nightcrawlers: A Nameless Detective Novel

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Thorndike Press, 2005 - Fiction - 381 pages
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"Things were quiet in the San Francisco-based agency Nameless founded and his partners, Jake and Vanessa were itching to get back to work. A deadbeat father needed to be found, and Vanessa needed to do some field work, so she took the file and headed out to keep an eye on the last known address. Jake got to work on something much more personal...and dangerous. The Castro had become the stomping ground, literally, of two violent gay-bashers and the most recent victim was Jake's son's lover. Father and son are estranged, but maybe helping now would help them reconcile. That was Jake's thought when he started. For Nameless it was all a matter of letting everyone know that if they needed his help, he was there. Jake was handling his situation but for Vanessa, things got out of hand. Her perp never showed up, but when she saw a man carrying a young girl into the house across the street, she knew something was wrong....and about to get worse, because she was going to investigate what was going on" --Publisher description.

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Review: Nightcrawlers (Nameless Detective #29)

User Review  - Zeb Kantrowitz - Goodreads

“Nameless” and Tamara (with their new operative Jake Runyan) have just moved their business to a new location (less savory than the old neighborhood). Nameless has gone into semi-retirement, but is ... Read full review

Review: Nightcrawlers (Nameless Detective #29)

User Review  - Douglas - Goodreads

This is the first one of the "nameless detective" series that I have read, well listened to. I can see how the characters would be interesting to follow over the series. Read full review


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Bill Pronzini, Bill Pronzini is best known for his creation of the "Nameless" mystery novels, as well as several westerns and novels of dark suspense. He has been a full time professional writer since 1969, publishing more than fifty novels and six collections of short stories. Pronzini has won 3 Shamus Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award form the Private Eye Mystery Writers of America. He has also received six nominations for the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Award. His book "Snowbound" received the Grand Prix de la Litterature Policiere, as the best crime novel published in France in 1988. "Wasteland of Strangers" was nominated for Best Crime Novel in 1997 by both the Mystery Writers of America and the International Crime Writers Association. 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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