Bill Pronzini

Bill Pronzini

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Small Felonies 2 was the most recently released book by Bill Pronzini, on April 22nd, 2022.

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Bill Pronzini Stats: The highest rated book by Bill Pronzini on Book Notification is The Hidden, a Standalone novel. The second-highest rated book is Zigzag (Nameless Detective #40).

The most read book by Bill Pronzini on Book Notification is Vixen, the 39th novel in the Nameless Detective series. The second most read book is Vixen (Nameless Detective #39).

Below is a complete list of Bill Pronzini books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Bill Pronzini is the Nameless Detective Series.

List of Nameless Detective Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
6
The Snatch
1971
2
6
The Vanished
1973
3
Undercurrent
1973
4
Blowback
1977
5
Twospot
1978
6
Labyrinth
1980
7
Hoodwink
1981
8
Scattershot
1982
9
Dragonfire
1982
10
Bindlestiff
1983
11
Quicksilver
1984
12
Nightshades
1984
13
Double (With: Marcia Muller)
1984
14
Bones
1985
15
Deadfall
1986
16
Shackles
1989
17
Jackpot
1990
18
Breakdown
1991
19
Quarry
1991
20
Epitaphs
1992
21
Demons
1993
22
Hardcase
1995
23
Sentinels
1996
24
Illusions
1997
25
Boobytrap
1998
26
Crazybone
2000
27
Bleeders
2001
28
Spook
2002
29
Nightcrawlers
2005
30
Mourners
2006
31
Savages
2007
32
Fever
2008
33
Schemers
2009
34
Betrayers
2010
35
Camouflage
2011
36
Hellbox
2012
37
Nemesis
2013
38
6
Strangers
2014
39
8
Vixen
2015
40
10
Zigzag
2016
41
Endgame
2017

List of Nameless Detective Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Nameless Detective Collections in Publication Order

List of John Quincannon Books in Publication Order (with Marcia Muller)

List of Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery Books in Publication Order (with Marcia Muller)

List of Carpenter and Quincannon Collections in Publication Order

List of Charlie Chan Books in Publication Order

List of Academy Mystery Books in Publication Order (with Martin H. Greenberg)

List of Oxman and Tobin Mysteries Books in Publication Order (with John Lutz)

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Stalker
1971
2
Panic!
1972
3
The Jade Figurine
1972
4
Snowbound / Games
1974
5
Dead Run
1975
6
Games
1976
7
The Running of Beasts
1976
8
Freebooty
1976
9
Acts of Mercy
1977
10
Wildfire
1978
11
A killing in Xanadu
1980
12
Prose Bowl
1980
13
Duel at Gold Buttes
1981
14
The Cambodia File
1981
15
Masques
1981
16
6
Border Fever
1983
17
Day of the Moon
1983
18
6
The Gallows Land
1983
19
Starvation Camp
1985
20
The Lighthouse (With: Marcia Muller)
1986
21
6
The Last Days of Horse-Shy Halloran
1987
22
Firewind
1989
23
The Hangings
1989
24
Carmody's Run
1993
25
With an Extreme Burning
1994
26
Blue Lonesome
1995
27
A Wasteland of Strangers
1997
28
Nothing But the Night
1999
29
8
All the Long Years
2001
30
In an Evil Time
2001
31
Step to the Graveyard Easy
2002
32
The Alias Man
2004
33
The Crimes of Jordan Wise
2006
34
The Other Side of Silence
2008
35
10
The Hidden
2010
36
10
The Violated
2017
37
6
Give-A-Damn Jones
2018
38
The Peaceful Valley Crime Wave
2019

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Best Western Stories of Steve Frazee (With: Steve Frazee)
1984
2
Graveyard Plots
1985
3
Small Felonies
1988
4
Best Western Stories of Frank Bonham (With: Frank Bonham)
1989
5
The Best Western Stories of Bill Pronzini
1990
6
Stacked Deck
1991
7
The Best Western Stories of Les Savage, Jr. (With: Les Savage Jr.)
1991
8
Sleuths
1999
9
Problems Solved
2003
10
4
Burgade's Crossing
2003
11
On Account of Darkness and Other Stories (With: Barry N. Malzberg)
2004
12
4
Coyote and Quarter-Moon
2006
13
Crucifixion River (With: Marcia Muller)
2007
14
Dago Red
2008
15
Small Felonies 2
2022

List of New Frontiers Collection in Publication Order (with Martin H. Greenberg)

List of Non-Fiction in Publication Order

List of Bill Pronzini Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Wondermakers 2
1974
2
Future Corruption
1975
3
Arena: Sports Science Fiction
1976
4
Mystery Writers' Choice 1977
1976
5
Midnight Specials
1977
6
Dark Sins, Dark Dreams
1979
7
Werewolf!
1979
8
The End of Summer
1979
9
Night Screams
1979
10
Shared Tomorrows
1979
11
Chrysalis 5
1979
12
Chrysalis 6
1980
13
Voodoo
1980
14
Mummy!
1980
15
The Edgar Winners
1980
16
Other Worlds Volume 2
1980
17
The Arbor House Treasury of Horror and the Supernatural
1981
18
100 Malicious Little Mysteries
1981
19
Great Tales of Mystery and Suspense
1981
20
Classic Tales of Horror and the Supernatural
1981
21
The Arbor House Necropolis
1981
22
The Giant Book Of Horror Stories
1981
23
The Arbor House Treasury of Mystery and Suspense
1982
24
Alfred Hitchcock's Borrowers of the Night
1983
25
The Web She Weaves
1983
26
The Arbor House Treasury of Detective and Mystery Stories from the Great Pulps
1983
27
Baker's Dozen
1984
28
The Western Hall of Fame
1984
29
Child's Ploy
1984
30
The Outlaws
1984
31
The Reel West
1984
32
Witches' Brew
1984
33
13 Short Mystery Novels
1984
34
The Eyes Have It
1984
35
The Mystery Hall of Fame
1984
36
Chapter and Hearse
1985
37
The Cowboys
1985
38
The Arbor House Treasury of Great Western Stories
1985
39
Dark Lessons
1985
40
She Won the West
1985
41
The Warriors
1985
42
Deadly Arts
1985
43
The Second Reel West
1985
44
Murder in the First Reel
1985
45
Wickedest Show on Earth
1985
46
Shadows 8
1985
47
Police Procedurals
1985
48
The Ethnic Detectives
1985
49
Halloween Horrors
1986
50
Tales of Mystery
1986
51
Mammoth Book of Short Crime Novels
1986
52
Tales of the Dead
1986
53
The Cattlemen
1986
54
The Railroaders
1986
55
Mean Streets
1986
56
The Steamboaters
1986
57
Great Modern Police Stories
1986
58
The Third Reel West
1986
59
Mystery in the Mainstream
1986
60
101 Mystery Stories
1986
61
Wild Westerns
1986
62
Prime Suspects
1987
63
The Horse Soldiers
1987
64
Uncollected Crimes
1987
65
Suspicious Characters
1987
66
Manhattan Mysteries
1987
67
13 Short Detective Novels
1987
68
The Gunfighters
1987
69
Lady on the Case
1988
70
Cloak and Dagger
1988
71
The Texans
1988
72
Best of the West
1988
73
The Mammoth Book of Private Eye Stories
1988
74
Homicidal Acts
1988
75
Criminal Elements
1988
76
The Second Black Lizard Anthology of Crime Fiction
1988
77
Mammoth Book of World War II Stories
1989
78
Kill or Cure
1989
79
The Californians
1989
80
Felonious Assaults
1989
81
The Arizonans
1989
82
More Wild Westerns
1989
83
Deadly Doings
1989
84
6
Mistletoe Mysteries
1989
85
6
The Northwesterners
1990
86
Crime and Crime Again
1990
87
The Northerners
1990
88
Best of the West 2
1990
89
Best of the West III
1990
90
Christmas Out West
1990
91
100 Great Detectives, Or, the Detective Directory
1991
92
A Treasury of World War II Stories
1991
93
A Treasury of Civil War Stories
1991
94
The Montanans
1991
95
Combat!
1992
96
The Best Western Stories of Ed Gorman
1992
97
The Year's 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories 1992
1993
98
100 Dastardly Little Detective Stories
1993
99
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories
1993
100
Dark Crimes 2
1993
101
Criminal Intent
1993
102
The Fine Art of Murder: The Mystery Reader's Indispensable Companion
1993
103
Great Tales of the West
1994
104
Great Tales of Horror and the Supernatural
1994
105
The Year's 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories 1993
1994
106
Hardboiled
1995
107
Torture Trek and Eleven Other Action-Packed Stories of the Wild West
1995
108
First Cases, Volume 1: First Appearances of Classic Private Eyes
1996
109
100 Astounding Little Alien Stories
1996
110
First Cases, Volume 1
1996
111
The Mammoth Book of Short Spy Novels
1996
112
Gunfight!
1996
113
The Year's 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories 1995
1996
114
A Century of Mystery
1997
115
The Giant Book of War Stories
1997
116
Giant Book of Short Crime Stories
1997
117
Detective Duos
1997
118
The Giant Book of Private Eye Stories
1997
119
The Year's 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories 1997
1998
120
Pure Pulp
1999
121
The Best of the American West II
1999
122
Irreconcilable Differences
1999
123
Crafty Cat Crimes
2000
124
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 1
2000
125
Oddments
2000
126
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 2
2000
127
A Century of Great Suspense Stories
2001
128
More Oddments
2001
129
Most Wanted
2002
130
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 3
2002
131
The World\\\'s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories: 4
2003
132
San Francisco Noir 2
2009
133
Masters of Horror and the Supernatural
2010
134
Beat to a Pulp: Round 2
2012
135
The Interrogator and Other Criminally Good Fiction
2012
136
Shivers VII
2013
137
Coast to Coast: Murder from Sea to Shining Sea
2015
138
8.7
Deadly Anniversaries
2020
139
Bullets and Other Hurting Things: A Tribute to Bill Crider
2021
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Bill Pronzini: Biography

Bill Pronzini was born on April 13th, 1943 and is currently 81 years old. Bill Pronzini was born in Petaluma, California, USA.

Bill Pronzini is the author of the Nameless Detective series which currently consists of 41 novels. The Nameless Detective series started in 1971 with the novel The Snatch. The most recently released novel in the Nameless Detective series was Endgame which was released in 2017. There are no upcoming novels for the Nameless Detective series.

Bill Pronzini has a wife who is also an author, Marcia Muller. Bill Pronzini has co-authored 9 novels with Marcia Muller they are: Double, Beyond the Grave, The Lighthouse, Crucifixion River, The Bughouse Affair, The Spook Lights Affair, The Body Snatchers Affair, The Plague of Thieves Affair and The Dangerous Ladies Affair.

Bill Pronzini: Awards & Accolades

Bill Pronzini won the Edgar Award, Grand Master, in 2008.

Pronzini's books have also won multiple awards, Hoodwink won the Shamus Award, Best P.I. Novel, in 1982. Boobytrap won the Shamus Award, Best P.I. Novel, in 1999. Crucifixion River won the Spur Awards, Best Western Short Fiction, in 2008.

The following novels by Bill Pronzini were also nominated for these awards:

  • The Stalker: Edgar Award, Best First Novel (1972).
  • Mummy!: World Fantasy Award, Collection (1981).
  • Cat’s Paw: Shamus Award, Best P.I. Short Story (1984).
  • Bones: Shamus Award, Best P.I. Novel (1986).
  • Deadfall: Macavity Award, Best Mystery Novel (1987).
  • Incident in a Neighborhood Tavern: Shamus Award, Best P.I. Short Story (1989).
  • Shackles: Anthony Award, Best Mystery Novel (1989).
  • Here Comes Santa Claus: Shamus Award, Best P.I. Short Story (1990).
  • Home Is The Place Where: Shamus Award, Best P.I. Short Story (1996).
  • Blue Lonesome: Anthony Award, Best Mystery Novel (1996).
  • Sentinels: Shamus Award, Best P.I. Novel (1997).
  • A Wasteland of Strangers: Hammett Prize, Best Crime Novel (1997). Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel (1998). Barry Award, Best Novel (1998).
  • The Big Bite: Shamus Award, Best P.I. Short Story (2001).
  • The Crimes of Jordan Wise: Hammett Prize, Best Crime Novel (2006).
  • Devil's Brew: Shamus Award, Best P.I. Short Story (2007).
  • Schemers: Shamus Award, Best P.I. Novel (2010).
  • Nemesis: Shamus Award, Best P.I. Novel (2014).
  • Deadly Anniversaries: Suspense Magazine Awards, Best Anthology (2020).

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Bill Pronzini: F.A.Q

When was Bill Pronzini Born? How old is Bill Pronzini?

Bill Pronzini was born on April 13th, 1943. Bill Pronzini is currently 81 years old.

Where was Bill Pronzini Born?

Bill Pronzini was born in Petaluma, California, USA and is American.

What awards has Bill Pronzini won?

Bill Pronzini has won the following awards: Grand Master at the Edgar Award (2008).

What book awards has Bill Pronzini won?

Hoodwink: Shamus Award Best P.I. Novel (1982).
Boobytrap: Shamus Award Best P.I. Novel (1999).
Crucifixion River: Spur Awards Best Western Short Fiction (2008).

What was the first book Bill Pronzini wrote?

The first novel written by Bill Pronzini was The Snatch, published in 1971.

What was the most recent book Bill Pronzini wrote?

His most recently released work was Small Felonies 2 on April 22nd, 2022.

Will there be any more books by Bill Pronzini?

Bill Pronzini does not have any upcoming books with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.

How many books has Bill Pronzini written?

Bill Pronzini has written 130 books across 17 series, excluding contributions to anthologies.
  • 41 books in the Nameless Detective Series
  • 3 Nameless Detective Short Stories/Novellas
  • 3 Nameless Detective Collections
  • 3 books in the John Quincannon Series
  • 9 books in the Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery Series
  • 2 Carpenter and Quincannon Collections
  • 1 book in the Charlie Chan Series
  • 1 book in the Academy Mystery Series
  • 1 book in the Oxman and Tobin Mysteries Series
  • 38 Standalone Novels
  • 7 Short Stories/Novellas
  • 15 Short Story Collections
  • 2 New Frontiers Collection
  • 5 Non-Fiction

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