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St. Martin's Press, Jan 1, 1986 - Fiction - 212 pages
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The Nameless Detective, hired to prove the connection between the shooting of San Francisco lawyer Leonard Purcell and the apparently accidental fall of his brother, Kenneth, from a cliff six months earlier becomes involved in a labyrinth of surprise anddanger

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Review: Deadfall (Nameless Detective #15)

User Review  - Shannon Appelcline - Goodreads

I was very pleased to see that this was a good old fashioned mystery with lots of characters and lots of clues to what was going. Almost too many in some cases, as I figured out the first murder ... Read full review

Review: Deadfall (Nameless Detective #15)

User Review  - Harry Addington - Goodreads

Great series of the Nameless Detective Read full review

About the author (1986)

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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