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  • The Booktaker: A Nameless Detective Mystery | Bill Pronzini

    The Booktaker: A Nameless Detective Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Bill Pronzini
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
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    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?

  • The Bughouse Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery, Book 1 | Bill Pronzini,Marcia Muller

    The Bughouse Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Bill Pronzini, Marcia Muller
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan, Meredith Mitchell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In The Bughouse Affair, this first of a new series of lighthearted historical mysteries set in 1890s San Francisco, former Pinkerton operative Sabina Carpenter and her detective partner, ex-Secret Service agent John Quincannon, undertake what initially appear to be two unrelated investigations. Sabina's case involves the hunt for a ruthless lady "dip" who uses fiendish means to relieve her victims of their valuables at Chutes Amusement Park and other crowded places. Quincannon, meanwhile, is after a slippery housebreaker who targets the homes of wealthy residents.

  • The Spook Lights Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery, Book 2 | Marcia Muller,Bill Pronzini

    The Spook Lights Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini
    • Narrated By Meredith Mitchell, Mark Peckham
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    A debutante's missing body, murder most foul, and weird spectrallights in the fog make for a thrilling gas light-era tale of mystery and detection. In 1895 San Francisco young debutantes don't commit suicide at festive parties, particularly not under the eye of Sabina Carpenter. But Virginia St. Ives evidently did, leaping from a foggy parapet in a shimmer of ghostly light.

  • Dragonfire: The Nameless Detective, Book 9 | Bill Pronzini

    Dragonfire: The Nameless Detective, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Bill Pronzini
    • Narrated By Doug Hamilton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    It's a lazy mid-August Sunday afternoon. The nameless detective and his old friend Lieutenant Eberhardt are relaxing on the patio, drinking beer and shooting the breeze, when the doorbell rings. As Eberhardt answers the door, the detective hears two sharp echoing reports - gunshots; they could only be gunshots.

  • The Violated: A Novel | Bill Pronzini

    The Violated: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Bill Pronzini
    • Narrated By full cast
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In Echo Park, in the small town of Santa Rita, California, the mutilated body of Martin Torrey is found by two passersby. A registered sex offender, Torrey has been a suspect in a string of recent rapes, and instant suspicion for his murder falls on the relatives and friends of the women attacked. Police chief Griffin Kells and detective Robert Ortiz are under increasing pressure from the public and from a mayor demanding results in a case that has no easy solution.

  • Blowback: The Nameless Detective, Book 4 | Bill Pronzini

    Blowback: The Nameless Detective, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Bill Pronzini
    • Narrated By Doug Hamilton
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    He's just gotten some bad news, and its impact has made him immobile and fearful. He's always known that the racking cough was not just something that was going to go away, that the ache in his chest was indicative of something more serious. And now he's found out that he has a lesion on his lung which could be malignant. He's set to sit and wait and do nothing else until he gets the results, but is swayed into action by a call from an old buddy of his from the service, Harry Burroughs.

  • Fever | Bill Pronzini

    Fever

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Bill Pronzini
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
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    Nameless had told Mitchell Krochek that he’d do whatever he could to find his missing wife, Janice. She’d run away before - propelled by a gambling fever - and Mitch had always taken her back. This time, when Nameless, his partner Tamara, and the agency’s chief operative Jake Runyon finally found her in a sleazy San Francisco hotel, she demanded a divorce. A few days later, a beaten and bloody Janice stumbled into the agency begging to go home. Then she disappears again and Mitchell is the prime suspect

  • Case File | Bill Pronzini

    Case File

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Bill Pronzini
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
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    Big, sort-of-sloppy, brew-loving P.I. opens up his files on some of his most fascinating cases. Here are 10 stories and two novelettes, giving Nameless fans a page-turning potpourri of his toughest and most dangerous adventures. Case File is a 12-pack to be popped open and enjoyed on an off-duty afternoon. So sit back and spend some time with one of America's favorite P.I.'s who has caught more criminals - an imaginations - than any other gumshoe in recent American fiction.

  • Dark Screams: Volume One | Kelley Armstrong,Ramsey Campbell,Simon Clark,Stephen King,Bill Pronzini

    Dark Screams: Volume One

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Kelley Armstrong, Ramsey Campbell, Simon Clark, and others
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
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    Weeds by Stephen King: When a meteorite lands on his property, Jordy Verrill envisions an easy payday. Unfortunately for Jordy, this is no ordinary rock - and the uncompromising force inside has found its first target.

  • Charlie Chan in The Pawns of Death | Bill Pronzini,Jeffrey M. Wallmann,Jeffrey M. Wallmann

    Charlie Chan in The Pawns of Death

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Bill Pronzini, Jeffrey M. Wallmann, Jeffrey M. Wallmann
    • Narrated By Wayne June
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    "Checkmate." That was the last word uttered to Charlie Chan and Prefect of Police Claude DeBevre by a dying reporter. The man had been murdered....stabbed to death and left to die in a vacant hotel room. It is the second murder in 24 hours at the Transcontinental Chess Tournament, and Charlie Chan has been summoned from a peaceful and long-deserved vacation to help solve the crime before international scandal ruins the tournament's good name!

  • Endgame: A Nameless Detective Novel | Bill Pronzini

    Endgame: A Nameless Detective Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Bill Pronzini
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The Nameless Detective has taken many cases over the years...and these two will test his agency's resources. The first involves a woman whose husband is accidentally killed in a remote cabin in the Sierras. The wife isn't buying that he was alone, and she's determined to uncover his secret and get closure...in spite of any potential heartbreak. Nameless' next case is a missing person - a person who was agoraphobic and never left the house.

  • The Snatch: Nameless Detective | Bill Pronzini

    The Snatch: Nameless Detective

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Bill Pronzini
    • Narrated By Doug Hamilton
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    In his first chronicled adventure, the Nameless Detective hires on to handle the ransom payoff in a kidnapping case. Financier Louis Martinetti doesn't trust the police to deal with the man who snatched his 9-year-old son from his military prep school, nor is it clear that he trusts the members of his own household. On the appointed evening, Nameless takes a briefcase that contains $300,000 in cash to a secluded location chosen by the kidnapper. Then all hell breaks loose.

  • The Greatest Western Stories of the 20th Century | Louis L'Amour,Brian Garfield,Donald Hamilton,Marcia Muller,Chad Oliver,Bill Pronzini,Owen Wister,Loren D. Estleman

    The Greatest Western Stories of the 20th Century

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Louis L'Amour, Brian Garfield, Donald Hamilton, and others
    • Narrated By Burt Reynolds, Juice Newton
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    The most renowned American authors in Western fiction are brought together in one bang 'em-up, shoot-it-out collection! Including titles by Louis L'Amour, Brian Garfield, Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini, Thomas Thompson, John M. Cunningham, Chad Oliver, Donald Hamilton, Loren D. Estleman and Owen Wister.

  • Small Felonies: Fifty Mystery Short Stories | Bill Pronzini

    Small Felonies: Fifty Mystery Short Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Bill Pronzini
    • Narrated By Aze Fellner
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    This is a collection of fifty 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.

  • The Ghosts of Ragged-Ass Gulch | Bill Pronzini

    The Ghosts of Ragged-Ass Gulch

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 23 mins)
    • By Bill Pronzini
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
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    Ravaged by time and abandoned by the people who once flocked there in search of golden nuggets, Ragged-Ass Gulch is a ghost town. What’s left is a small, proud, and close pack of people who aren’t looking for change. But change seems to be afoot as several mysterious fires plague the town. That’s where the Nameless Detective comes in….

  • Mourners: A Nameless Detective Novel | Bill Pronzini

    Mourners: A Nameless Detective Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Bill Pronzini
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Everyone's mourning in the nameless detective's office, and he doesn't like it one bit. For his own part, Nameless is spending more and more time at the cemetery, and at home he's hit a brick wall in his relationship with his wife. He'd rather be managing his pulp magazine collection and battling his weight, but, unfortunately, life won't cut Nameless a break.

  • The Other Side of Silence | Bill Pronzini

    The Other Side of Silence

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Bill Pronzini
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
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    When his wife finally left him and filed for divorce, Rick Fallon put his house up for sale and took the last two weeks of his vacation. Then he loaded his Jeep and drove straight to Death Valley, the one place he truly belongs. On his third day in Death Valley, Fallon comes upon a deserted car, and soon thereafter, the almost-dead body of Casey Dunbar. After rescuing her, Fallon soon learns what had driven her to give up on life and - his own life on hold - he resolves to unravel the twisted and dangerous strands of hers.

  • Scenarios: A Nameless Detective Mystery, Book 31 | Bill Pronzini

    Scenarios: A Nameless Detective Mystery, Book 31

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Bill Pronzini
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
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    Few characters have the loyal readership of Bill Pronzini's "Nameless Detective." The 14 stories in this collection span his entire 35-year life on the printed page. They include "It's a Lousy World," where Nameless proves that a friend did not commit the crime he was accused of; "Dead Man's Slough" and "The Ghosts of Ragged-Ass Gulch," which take him out of San Francisco into the hinterlands; and "Souls Burning," where he tries to help an old friend make one last try at setting things right.

  • Spadework: A Collection of 'Nameless Detective' Stories | Bill Pronzini

    Spadework: A Collection of 'Nameless Detective' Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Bill Pronzini
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
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    Spadework was published on the 25th anniversary of The Snatch, the first Nameless Detective novel. Spadework collects 15 short stories perfect for those who love the Nameless Detective. Two of the stories appear in print for the first time ("Worried Mother Job" and "Zero Tolerance"). The book has an excellent foreword by Marcia Muller about her take on her husband's work, and an interesting afterword by Mr. Bill Pronzini in which he talks about his dedication to the needs of the story.

  • Murder to Go: Murder Mysteries | Sara Paretsky,Barbara Paul,Wendy Hornsby,Elizabeth Peters,Marcia Muller,Bill Pronzini,Joan Hess,Nancy Pickard

    Murder to Go: Murder Mysteries

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Sara Paretsky, Barbara Paul, Wendy Hornsby, and others
    • Narrated By Barbara Bain, Ed McMahon, Paula Prentiss
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    Bite into this delectable collection of "whodunits" from some of today's hottest mystery writers. Whet your appetite with Sara Paretsky's "Skin Deep," in which V.I. "Vic" Warshawski takes on a chi-chi salon after one of its clients turns up dead. For your next course, try Wendy Hornsby's award-winning "Nine Sons," a country schoolteacher's recollection of a gifted student whose farm life was more troubled than it seemed.

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