The story held my interest at first though I thought it was derivative of Rex Stout (Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin rolled into one character), but it really turned stupid at the end. A car chase came from out of nowhere and completely sideswiped the story line.
Leave out the gratuitous car chase. Also, I vaguely remember a detective story with the same ending.
Okay, okay, alright.
Good short audiobook mystery that had me guessing until near the end. I liked that the setting was a rare book store and the detective an ordinary guy. Will check out Pronzini's other novels. Sullivan's reading was very good - I heard the world-weariness in the first person narration of the detective.
The writing was palatable, but just barely. The narration lacked believability.
I don't think you should buy this book.
A better narrater might have saved it though.
However, if you are just waiting around and have some credits to throw away, go for it.
Me? ....... Capable of many moods, and enjoying a vast range of literature. Incapable of uploading a picture and realized none of the Avatars are ......appropriate. That pretty much "tells" it all.
Good little mystery. Some imaginative twists and turns. Very well read. Just not my cup of tea.
yes - it was very well done.
I thought the author did a great job. I am not a writer, but know good writing when I read it - hear it. I enjoyed both the narration and the authors books. Read them a while back.
The detectives first day on the duty.
I love the series. It was definitely worth my listening time.
No, because I'll remember the ending solution to the crime.
The twist at the end.
Did anyone ever wonder if the tin man got married?
The Nameless Detective Story was a clever and catchy story all around. Nothing earth shattering, but nonetheless an enjoyable read that clued you into the plot early on in the story. Listen to the descriptive narration at the onset and you shall figure it out. I am a old story enthusiast, where all the bad language and sloppy writing of today cannot be found in this cleaner and crisper nature. A great short story for cracking mystery sleuths.
I would recommend this book to anyone who had an hour and half to kill.
If they had an hour and a half to kill and absolutely nothing better to do with their time.
Overall I enjoyed the book, especially for the price. The narrator did a good job with the story and added some enjoyment to it. I thought the ending was a little bit of a let down. It wasn't that I predicted the ending, just that it seemed to lack the shock and surprise that you expect from a story designed to be suspenseful. In general it was a nice, short listen that made a long commute for me go by quickly. Worth a listen as a filler book in between some longer series or on a lazy day.