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Mourners

Mourners

A Nameless Detective Novel

Nameless Detective Novels (Volume 34)

Bill Pronzini

Forge Books

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"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 problem of his own: his relationship with his wife, Kerry, had hit a wall and nothing he did got him over it and to the other side. There was one possibility, one thing he'd done (or not done), but knowing that didn't seem to help…

Also not helping was the mood in the office. Tamara had something eating at her and Jake…well, Jake needed a case so he could stop thinking about what was happening with his son. It was a mournful time for everyone.

Then the bits and pieces began to fall into place: The funerals James Troxell was attending were all for women who had died violently. Was he responsible? One woman thought so, thought Troxell had killed her sister, and her insistence was becoming a problem.

Too many deaths, too many roads leading nowhere, too many crimes and secrets and fears were coming together as heavy as the fog rolling over the Bay. Too many answers were needed before there'd be sunshine again for anyone and the mourning could stop.



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Chapter One

It was a small, private funeral at the Glade Brothers Mortuary in Daly City. Different in all respects from the two funerals the day before. Both of those had been large affairs held in San Francisco, one in a funeral home...

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Praise for Mourners

“Pronzini constructs his sturdy plot with top-quality materials, including spit-polished dialogue and loathsome villains who actually giggle as they crack their victims' bones. And Bill is still a terrific hero.” —The New York Times Book Review on Nightcrawlers

“'Nameless' is a good man to walk you through the noir landscape.” —Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

“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.” —Jon Breen, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine

“One of the best in the mystery-suspense field is Bill Pronzini….He has been holding up the California hard-boiled (sic) PI tradition for thirty years.” —Washington Post World

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About the author

Bill Pronzini

In addition to six Edgar Award nominations, Bill 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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