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.

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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

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (2005)

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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