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    • The Nameless Detective, Book 4
    • By: Bill Pronzini
    • Narrated by: Doug Hamilton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Give-a-Damn Jones

    • A Novel of the West
    • By: Bill Pronzini
    • Narrated by: Sam Osheroff, Chris Abell, Eddie Lopez, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Not all the folks who roamed the Old West were cowhands, rustlers, or cardsharps. And they certainly weren't all heroes. Give-a-Damn Jones, a free-spirited itinerant typographer, hates his nickname almost as much as the rumors spread about him. He's a kind soul who keeps finding himself in the wrong place at the wrong time. That's what happened in Box Elder, a small Montana town. Tensions are running high, and anything -or anyone - could be the fuse to ignite them.  

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Booktaker

    • A Nameless Detective Mystery
    • By: Bill Pronzini
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 933
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 804
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 801

    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?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Weak writing and weaker reading

    • By Doug on 12-29-11

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Dark Screams

    • Volume One
    • By: Kelley Armstrong, Ramsey Campbell, Simon Clark, and others
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • WISH IN ONE HAND, SPIT IN THE OTHER

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 03-14-16

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Greatest Western Stories of the 20th Century

    • By: Louis L'Amour, Brian Garfield, Donald Hamilton, and others
    • Narrated by: Burt Reynolds, Juice Newton
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 83
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      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I expected

    • By Rick on 06-10-08

    Regular price: $11.34

    • The Vanished

    • The Nameless Detective, Book 2
    • By: Bill Pronzini
    • Narrated by: Doug Hamilton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    His name was Roy Sands, and he had everything to look forward to. He was getting out of the service and coming home to marry his beautiful fiancée. He had his debts paid, money in the bank, and a happy new life ahead of him. Then he disappeared.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Undercurrent

    • The Nameless Detective, Book 3
    • By: Bill Pronzini
    • Narrated by: Doug Hamilton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    The Nameless Detective is hired by a young wife to find out whether her husband has been having an affair. He trails the husband to a motel of cabins in a small village, sees him meet with a bald man, and then return to his cabin. Hours later, Nameless realizes the cabin may have a backdoor; he investigates and finds the husband has been murdered!

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Ghosts of Ragged-Ass Gulch

    • By: Bill Pronzini
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1,399
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 875
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 894

    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….

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Character study

    • By Elite Sapphire on 06-16-11

    Regular price: $5.57

    • The Bughouse Affair

    • A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Bill Pronzini, Marcia Muller
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan, Meredith Mitchell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 48
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 46

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific, engaging detective story!

    • By Patrick on 01-27-13

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Snatch

    • Nameless Detective
    • By: Bill Pronzini
    • Narrated by: Doug Hamilton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not the Nameless I have come to expect.

    • By Julie on 03-17-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Case File

    • By: Bill Pronzini
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    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.

    Regular price: $18.49

    • The Bags of Tricks Affair

    • By: Bill Pronzini
    • Narrated by: Meredith Mitchell, Mark Peckham
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    A con man always has a bag of tricks, ready to fool the unsuspecting, and almost everyone is unsuspecting until they get taken. When that happens, they turn to Carpenter and Quincannon, Professional Detective Services, to recover their money and what’s left of their dignity, and perhaps even to save their lives. 

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Spook Lights Affair

    • A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Bill Pronzini, Marcia Muller
    • Narrated by: Mark Peckham, Meredith Mitchell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A pleasure to listen to

    • By iBeth on 03-20-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Plague of Thieves Affair

    • A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery
    • By: Bill Pronzini, Marcia Muller
    • Narrated by: Meredith Mitchell, Mark Peckham
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Can the true identity of the Sherlock Holmes imposter be revealed at last? Sabina Carpenter and John Quincannon are no stranger to mysteries. In the five years since they opened Carpenter and Quinncannon, Professional Detective Services, they have solved dozens, but one has eluded even them: Sherlock Holmes or, rather, the madman claiming his identity who keeps showing up with a frustrating - though admittedly useful - knack for solving difficult cases.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Cain's Mark

    • By: Bill Pronzini
    • Narrated by: Stacy Keach
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    A "botched" hit and blackmail turn to revenge and betrayal in this gripping mystery by a master mystery writer.

    Regular price: $6.96

    • Murder to Go

    • Murder Mysteries
    • By: Sara Paretsky, Barbara Paul, Wendy Hornsby, and others
    • Narrated by: Barbara Bain, Ed McMahon, Paula Prentiss
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • an ok listen

    • By Charlene on 08-06-07

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Hoodwink

    • The Nameless Detective, Book 7
    • By: Bill Pronzini
    • Narrated by: Doug Hamilton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Former pulp writer and current hack Russell Dancer invites Nameless to the first annual Western Pulp Convention in San Francisco. He wants Nameless to help him locate the person who is trying to blackmail Dancer for a purported plagiarism of a story called "Hoodwink". Arriving at the convention, Nameless discovers that a group of former friends (and now uncomfortable colleagues) have all received blackmail notes.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Labyrinth

    • The Nameless Detective, Book 6
    • By: Bill Pronzini
    • Narrated by: Doug Hamilton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Nameless is called in by his friend, police lieutenant Eberhardt, when a dead woman's purse contains Nameless's business card. Nameless has never met her, and cannot make a connection. Next, Nameless is hired to track and protect a disturbed man, Martin Talbot, who may be harmed by the husband of a woman who died when Talbot's car collided with theirs after Talbot fell asleep at the wheel. But despite keeping a close tail, things go horribly wrong.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Spadework: A Collection of 'Nameless Detective' Stories

    • By: Bill Pronzini
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable listen for fans of detective stories

    • By Liv on 04-16-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Zigzag

    • A Nameless Detective Collection
    • By: Bill Pronzini
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Two novellas and two short stories featuring Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Bill Pronzini's iconic Nameless Detective. Zigzag is an original novella in which a safe and simple accident investigation becomes the unraveling of a twisted murder scheme.

    Regular price: $20.97

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