Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Nameless Detective Novels

The longest running PI series currently in print, including Strangers, Nemesis and Vixen.

“Never, ever miss a Nameless case.” — Booklist (starred review) on Nemesis.

Books in this Series

Endgame
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Endgame

Nameless Detective Novels (Volume 46)
Bill Pronzini
Tor/Forge

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,...

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Zigzag

Nameless Detective Novels (Volume 45)
Bill Pronzini
Tor/Forge

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...

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Vixen
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Vixen

Nameless Detective Novels (Volume 44)
Bill Pronzini
Tor/Forge

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...

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Strangers

Nameless Detective Novels (Volume 43)
Bill Pronzini
Tor/Forge

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...

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Nemesis

Nameless Detective Novels (Volume 40)
Bill Pronzini
Tor/Forge

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...

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Hellbox

Nameless Detective Novels (Volume 39)
Bill Pronzini
Tor/Forge

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...

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Camouflage

Nameless Detective Novels (Volume 38)
Bill Pronzini
Tor/Forge

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...

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Betrayers

Nameless Detective Novels (Volume 37)
Bill Pronzini
Tor/Forge

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...

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Schemers
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Schemers

Nameless Detective Novels (Volume 36)
Bill Pronzini
Tor/Forge

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...

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Fever
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Fever

Nameless Detective Novels (Volume 35)
Bill Pronzini
Tor/Forge

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...

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Savages
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Savages

Nameless Detective Novels (Volume 34)
Bill Pronzini
Tor/Forge

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...

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Mourners

Nameless Detective Novels (Volume 34)
Bill Pronzini
Tor/Forge

"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...

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Nightcrawlers

Nameless Detective Novels (Volume 33)
Bill Pronzini
Tor/Forge

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...

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About the author

Bill Pronzini

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.

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