Savages

A Nameless Detective Novel

"Nameless" Detective Novels (Volume 34)

Bill Pronzini

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The police said it was an accident, the dead woman's sister said it was murder... and that she knew who did it.  Nameless isn't certain, but the more he learns about Nancy Mathias's life, the more inclined he is to accept the likelihood of murder--especially as the players still alive become more and more distasteful.  Combine that with the situation Jake Runyon, one of the agency's partners, is facing as he searches for a young man who is either a murderer or a victim, and life at their San Francisco detective agency has everyone on edge.

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 On Friday morning, I took Kerry to the U.C. Med Center for her first follow-up appointment with her radiologist and her oncologist.

As I had during the long weeks of radiation therapy, I waited for her in the lobby. When she came out, as she had all the other times, she wore a small, determined smile. “So far so good,” she said.

“What did they say?”

“Come back in one month. Meanwhile go home, talk about cancer in the past tense, and live my life.”

“Is that supposed to be encouraging?”

“Actually, yes.

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"[He] is the classic private-eye hero pared down to the bone: He has no identity except for his detective work, into which he pours all his skill and soul. He is a remarkable creation."--Chicago Sun-Times on Nightcrawlers

"The...reader's involvement with 'Nameless' and his problems continues to increase in intensity, making the series succeed on an emotional level rare in the field. He towers over most of the competition." --Jon Breen, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine on Nightcrawlers

"No one is better at finding the links between tricky homicides than 'Nameless' and no one is more poetic in relating the details of a case; [Pronzini's] crisp language renders a blood-spattered room almost beautiful." --Booklist on Nightcrawlers


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About the Author

Bill Pronzini

Bill Pronzini's novel, Snowbound, received the Grand Prix de la Litterature Policiere as the best crime novel published in France in 1988. A Wasteland of Strangers was nominated for best crime novel of 1997 by both the Mystery Writers of America and the International Crime Writers Association; in addition to six Edgar Award nominations, Pronzini has received three Shamus Awards, two for best novel, and the Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in northern California with his wife, the crime novelist Marcia Muller.

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Savages
A Nameless Detective Novel
Bill Pronzini

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
October 2008
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765320353
ISBN10: 0765320355
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$18.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
July 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429955089
ISBN10: 1429955082
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$7.99
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