|Case File (1983) [Collection]|
by Bill Pronzini
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Series: Nameless Detective, the
(From the publisher):
The first question readers of the "Nameless Detective" series always ask is, "Why doesn't he have a name?" For the answer to that, and other questions about "Nameless'" identity, fans of this favorite hard-boiled detective need do no more than read this book. That big, sort of sloppy Italian guy who smokes too much, guzzles beer, collects pulp magazines, and solves impossible crimes in between, started out in a story called 'It's a Lousy World' more than fifteen years ago. Since then, "Nameless" has filled out and grown shrewder over the years, and the stories in Casefile chart his progress as a topnotch private eye from his first recorded case to his latest escapade, Dragonfire, set in San Francisco's Chinatown. Collected here for the first time in one volume are ten stories as well as two novelettes never published before in the United States, representing the best of "Nameless'" short adventures.
Because the author has written a preface that provides some much-sought-after insight into "Nameless'" personality, as well as an appropriate afterword to one of the stories, Casefile is a rare treat for mystery buffs.
- It's a Lousy World
- Death of a Nobody
- One of Those Cases
- Sin Island
- Private Eye Blues
- The Pulp Connection
- Where Have You Gone, Sam Spade?
- Dead Man's Slough
- Who's Calling?
Original title: Case File
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Noir
The following works are contained within this one:
It's a Lousy World (1968) [Short Story]
Author: Bill Pronzini