This is a collection of 50 short stories by veteran mystery and crime writer Bill Pronzini, best known as the creator of The Nameless Detective series. This collection crosses over a broad range of styles and characters, settings and plots, showing the breadth and depth of Pronzini's prodigious talent. Included are murders, swindles, double-crosses, crazed children, and much, much more.
©1988 Bill Pronzini (P)2014 David N. Wilson
I'm a big Pronzini fan. He's one of my favorites.
I've read all of the "nameless" novels in paper and re-read a lot of them as audiobooks.
I've read many of his stand alone novels, both western and mystery.
Sorry to say I really dislike this book. I find most of the stories to be pointless and overly clever... cute.. Other than a very few of these "small felonies", the rest stink. Many start out as interesting, but come crashing down to disappointing ends. Bad stuff from a fine writer.
Dynamic, Entertaining (and with a) Twist.
All stories are engaging and entertaining. Didn't find a single one I didn't enjoy. Easy to listen to one a night while unwinding before bed.
great narrator - never found his performance to get boring/monotone.
No, although some stories will have you tense and on the edge of your seat.
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