Skip to main content
Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Bill Pronzini

Bill Pronzini
Robin Reese

Bill Pronzini's novel, Snowbound, received the Grand Prix de la Littérature Policière 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.

Bill Pronzini

The Peaceful Valley Crime Wave

The Peaceful Valley Crime Wave

Bill Pronzini
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

Bill Pronzini’s riveting western mystery, The Peaceful Valley Crime Wave, takes on the modern world with old-fashioned violence--and his Peaceful Valley is anything but…

Nothing...

Available in:

eBook

Available 08/13/2019

Pre-Order

The Flimflam Affair

Carpenter and Quincannon

Bill Pronzini
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

The Flimflam Affair is the latest charming historical mystery in Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Bill Pronzini's detective series.

Carpenter and Quincannon,...

Available in:

eBook
Buy

Give-a-Damn Jones

Bill Pronzini
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Bill Pronzini debuts a thrilling western with expert storytelling and a mysterious hero who will appeal to Pronzini's Nameless fans.

Not all the...

Available in:

eBook
Buy

The Bags of Tricks Affair

Carpenter and Quincannon

Bill Pronzini
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

The Bags of Tricks Affair is the latest charming historical mystery in Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Bill Pronzini's detective series.

A conman always has a bag of tricks,...

Available in:

eBook
Buy

Endgame

Nameless Detective Novels

Bill Pronzini
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

The Nameless Detective has taken many cases over the years… and this is one for the books.

Or rather, two cases that will test his agency's resources. Love is in the air...more to the point,...

Available in:

eBook
Buy
The Dangerous Ladies Affair

The Dangerous Ladies Affair

Carpenter and Quincannon

Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

For the firm of Carpenter and Quincannon, Professional Detective Services, stopping extortionists is not only grand, but excitingly lucrative.

When a pleasant afternoon’s bicycling through...

Available in:

eBook
Buy

Zigzag

Nameless Detective Novels

Bill Pronzini
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

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...

Available in:

eBook
Buy
The Plague of Thieves Affair

The Plague of Thieves Affair

Carpenter and Quincannon

Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

Sabina Carpenter and John Quinncannon are no stranger to mysteries. In the five years since they opened Carpenter and Quinncannon, Professional Detective Services, they have solved dozens, but one...

Available in:

eBook
Buy
The Body Snatchers Affair

The Body Snatchers Affair

Carpenter and Quincannon

Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

The Body Snatchers Affair: The latest in the Carpenter and Quincannon historical mystery series set in 1890's San Francisco from Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini.

Two missing bodies...

Available in:

Physical Book eBook
Buy

Vixen

Nameless Detective Novels

Bill Pronzini
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

When Nameless is hired by Cory Beckett, a beautiful young woman who claims to be a model, to find her missing brother, Kenneth, it seems to be a routine matter. Kenneth has fled San Francisco in...

Available in:

eBook
Buy
The Spook Lights Affair

The Spook Lights Affair

Carpenter and Quincannon

Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

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...

Available in:

Physical Book eBook
Buy

Strangers

Nameless Detective Novels

Bill Pronzini
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

The latest in Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Bill Pronzini's acclaimed Nameless Detective Series -- Strangers.

Cody Hatcher is the kind of teenager you don't want your kids...

Available in:

eBook
Buy
The Bughouse Affair

The Bughouse Affair

Carpenter and Quincannon

Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

In The Bughouse Affair, the 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...

Available in:

Physical Book eBook
Buy

Nemesis

Nameless Detective Novels

Bill Pronzini
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

Young, newly rich Verity Daniels claims to be receiving threatening demands for money from a mysterious caller. When Jake Runyon agrees to investigate, it seems a relatively simple matter to expose...

Available in:

eBook
Buy

Hellbox

Nameless Detective Novels

Bill Pronzini
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

Bill, the "Nameless Detective," and his wife Kerry were in the Sierra foothills, just outside of Six Pines, falling in love with a cabin. It was all perfect, until Kerry went missing.

They'd...

Available in:

eBook
Buy

Camouflage

Nameless Detective Novels

Bill Pronzini
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

Nameless may not like David Virden, but the case is simple enough: find his ex-wife—and they know where she is. Deliver some papers to her and it's all done. But she refuses the papers, sends...

Available in:

eBook
Buy

Betrayers

Nameless Detective Novels

Bill Pronzini
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

We're told that there are seven deadly sins; not on the list is the deadliest of them all: Betrayal. For each of the detectives at the agency, a betrayal—personal, against a child, against the...

Available in:

eBook
Buy

Fever

Nameless Detective Novels

Bill Pronzini
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

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 that grew ever higher—and Mitch had always...

Available in:

Physical Book eBook
Buy

Schemers

Nameless Detective Novels

Bill Pronzini
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

A new Nameless Detective story from the 2008 Mystery Writers of America Grand Master...

A locked room mystery that goes from stolen books to stolen lives and the hunt for a phantom stalker...

Available in:

eBook
Buy

Savages

Nameless Detective Novels

Bill Pronzini
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

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...

Available in:

Physical Book eBook
Buy

Mourners

Nameless Detective Novels

Bill Pronzini
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

"Nameless" had seen enough death in his years; spending his time watching someone drive to several funerals a day, funerals for people he didn't know, was more than he could take. And he had a non-professional...

Available in:

eBook
Buy

Nightcrawlers

Nameless Detective Novels

Bill Pronzini
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

Bill Pronzini's "Nameless" detective has become one of the longest-lived, and consistently highly praised, private investigators in the annals of American crime fiction and the award-winning author...

Available in:

eBook
Buy

VIEW MORE WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR

Criminalelement.com

    MORE BLOG POSTS →

    Latest on Facebook

    LATEST ON TWITTER