The Nameless Detective is called upon to find out how rare books and maps are being stolen from an antiquarian bookshop with a faultless alarm system. He goes undercover in the store, only to be foiled when a theft occurs right under his nose. Then, as he ponders the case (while on a date with the lovely Kerry), he’s violently struck from behind by a car that seems bent on driving him off the road. Will Nameless survive this attempt on his life and solve the case?
Murder anonymous: solve another case with the Nameless Detective.
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I enjoy reading and listening to books. I am always looking for something great to read.
This story was a time passer. It had me guessing but the ending was a little weak. The reader was monotone and dry. But all in all the whole story line was really ok.
It helped me while commuting to and from work so I would recommend this audiobook.
The ending would have been slightly different. I would have left it open for part two or made it longer with more of a twist to keep the reader's eyebrow raised.
I would listen to another one and if it is as monotone I would not listen to anymore. This was my first with Nick Sullivan as the narrator.
The part in the book when the detective said he knew how the booktaker was stealing the books really moved me. I would never had guessed.
Please use more excitement while reading and I would love to hear a part two.
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.
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