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Bill Pronzini


(William John Pronzini)
USA flag (b.1943)
Husband of Marcia Muller

aka Robert Hart Davis, Jack Foxx, William Jeffrey, Alex Saxon

Bill Pronzini is a recipient of two Shamus awards and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Private-Eye Writers of America.

Genres: Mystery, Western, Historical Mystery, , Horror
 
Series
Nameless Detective
   1. The Snatch (1971)
   2. The Vanished (1973)
   3. Undercurrent (1973)
   4. Blowback (1977)
   5. Twospot (1978) (with Collin Wilcox)
   6. Labyrinth (1980)
   7. Hoodwink (1981)
   8. Scattershot (1982)
   9. Dragonfire (1982)
   10. Bindlestiff (1983)
   11. Quicksilver (1984)
   12. Nightshades (1984)
   13. Double (1984) (with Marcia Muller)
   14. Bones (1985)
   15. Deadfall (1986)
   16. Shackles (1988)
   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. Scenarios (2003)
   30. Nightcrawlers (2005)
   31. Mourners (2006)
   32. Savages (2007)
   33. Fever (2008)
   34. Schemers (2009)
   35. Betrayers (2010)
   36. Camouflage (2011)
   37. Hellbox (2012)
   38. Nemesis (2013)
   39. Strangers (2014)
   40. Vixen (2015)
   41. Endgame (2017)
   Casefile (1983)
   Spadework (1994)
   Cat's Paw (2009)
   Femme (2012)
   Kinsmen (2013)
   Zigzag (2016)
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Novels
   The Stalker (1971)
   The Jade Figure (1972) (as by Jack Foxx)
   Panic (1972)
   Snowbound (1974)
   Dead Run (1975) (as by Jack Foxx)
   The Running of Beasts (1976) (with Barry N Malzberg)
   Freebooty (1976) (as by Jack Foxx)
   Games (1976)
   Acts of Mercy (1977) (with Barry N Malzberg)
   Wildfire (1978) (as by Jack Foxx)
   A Killing in Xanadu (1980)
   Prose Bowl (1980) (with Barry N Malzberg)
   The Cambodia File (1981) (with Jack Anderson)
   Masques (1981)
   Duel at Gold Buttes (1982) (as by William Jeffrey)
   The Gallows Land (1983)
   Day of the Moon (1983) (as by William Jeffrey)
   Starvation Camp (1984)
   Border Fever (1984) (as by William Jeffrey) (with Jeffrey Wallmann)
   The Last Days of Horse-shy Halloran (1987)
   The Lighthouse (1987) (with Marcia Muller)
   The Hangings (1989)
   Firewind (1989)
   Stalked Deck (1991)
   Stacked Deck (1991)
   The Jade Figurine (1991)
   Carmody's Run (1993)
   With an Extreme Burning (1994)
     aka The Tormentor
   Blue Lonesome (1995)
   A Wasteland of Strangers (1997)
   Carpenter and Quincannon (1998)
   The Dying Time (1999) (as by Alex Saxon)
   Nothing But the Night (1999)
   In an Evil Time (2001)
   A Wasteland of Stangers (2002)
   Step to the Graveyard Easy (2002)
   The Alias Man (2004)
   The Crimes of Jordan Wise (2006)
   The Other Side of Silence (2008)
   The Hidden (2010)
   The Violated (2017)
   Give-A-Damn Jones (2018)
   The Peaceful Valley Crime Wave (2019)
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Omnibus
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Collections
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Novellas
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Series contributed to
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Anthology series
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Anthologies edited
   Mystery Writers' Choice (1976) (with Joe Gores)
   Midnight Specials (1977)
   Dark Sins, Dark Dreams (1978) (with Barry N Malzberg)
   Werewolf! (1979)
   The End of Summer (1979) (with Barry N Malzberg)
   Night Screams (1979) (with Barry N Malzberg)
   Shared Tomorrows (1979) (with Barry N Malzberg)
   Voodoo! (1980)
   Mummy! (1980)
   Bug-Eyed Monsters (1980) (with Barry N Malzberg)
   The Edgar Winners (1980)
   The Giant Book of Horror Stories (1981) (with Martin H Greenberg and Barry N Malzberg)
   Great Tales of Mystery and Suspense (1981) (with Martin H Greenberg and Barry N Malzberg)
   Creature! (1981)
   Classic Tales of Horror and the Supernatural (1981) (with Martin H Greenberg and Barry N Malzberg)
     aka The Arbor House Treasury of Horror and the Supernatural
   The Arbor House Necropolis (1981)
   The Arbor House Treasury of Mystery and Suspense (1982) (with Martin H Greenberg and Barry N Malzberg)
   Specter! (1982)
   The Web She Weaves (1983) (with Marcia Muller)
   Arbor House Treasury of Detective and Mystery Stories from the Great Pulps (1983)
   The Mystery Hall of Fame (1984) (with Martin H Greenberg and Charles G Waugh)
   The Western Hall of Fame (1984) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   Child's Ploy (1984) (with Marcia Muller)
   The Outlaws (1984) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   The Reel West (1984) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   Witches' Brew (1984) (with Marcia Muller)
   13 Short Mystery Novels (1984) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   The Arbor House Treasury of Great Western Stories (1985) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   Chapter and Hearse (1985) (with Marcia Muller)
   The Cowboys (1985) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   The Ethnic Detectives (1985) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   Dark Lessons (1985) (with Marcia Muller)
   She Won the West (1985) (with Marcia Muller)
   The Warriors (1985) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   Deadly Arts (1985) (with Marcia Muller)
   The Second Reel West (1985) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   Murder in the First Reel (1985) (with Martin H Greenberg and Charles G Waugh)
   Wickedest Show on Earth (1985) (with Marcia Muller)
   Railroaders (1986) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   Steamboaters (1986) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   Great Modern Police Stories (1986) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   The Third Reel West (1986) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   Mystery in the Mainstream (1986) (with Martin H Greenberg and Barry N Malzberg)
   Women Sleuths (1986) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   101 Mystery Stories (1986) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   The Cattlemen (1986) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   Tales of Mystery (1986)
   Tales of the Dead (1986)
   Wild Westerns (1986)
   Locked Room Puzzles 3 (1987) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   Prime Suspects (1987) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   Manhattan Mysteries (1987) (with Martin H Greenberg and Carol-Lynn Waugh)
   Horse Soldiers (1987) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   Uncollected Crimes (1987) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   Suspicious Characters (1987) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   The Gunfighters (1987) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   13 Short Detective Novels (1987) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   Criminal Elements (1988) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   Cloak and Dagger (1988) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   The Texans (1988) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   Best of the West (1988) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   Homicidal Acts (1988) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   Lady on the Case (1988) (with Marcia Muller)
   Kill or Cure (1989) (with Marcia Muller)
   The Californians (1989) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   Felonious Assaults (1989) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   The Arizonans (1989)
   More Wild Westerns (1989)
   Deadly Doings (1989)
   The Northerners (1990) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   The Best of the West II (1990)
   The Northwesterners (1990) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   Christmas Out West (1990) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   Best of the West 3 (1990) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   Crime and Crime Again (1990) (with Martin H Greenberg and Barry N Malzberg)
   A Treasury of World War II Stories (1991) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   The Montanans (1991) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   A Treasury of Civil War Stories (1991) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   Night Freight (1992)
   Combat! (1992) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   Great Tales of the West (1994) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   Great Tales of Horror and the Supernatural (1994) (with Martin H Greenberg and Barry N Malzberg)
   Hard-boiled (1995) (with Jack Adrian)
   A Century of Mystery (1997) (with Marcia Muller)
   The Giant Book of Private Eye Stories (1997) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   Giant Book of Short Crime Stories (1997) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   Giant Book of War Stories (1997) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   Detective Duos (1997) (with Marcia Muller)
   Duo (1998) (with Marcia Muller)
   Pure Pulp (1999) (with Ed Gorman)
   Oddments (2000)
   More Oddments (2001)
   Police Procedurals (2005) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   Masters of Horror and the Supernatural (2010) (with Martin H Greenberg and Barry N Malzberg)
   Tricks and Treats (2019) (with Joe Gores)
   Deadly Anniversaries (2020) (with Marcia Muller)
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Non fiction
   Gun in Cheek (1982)
   San Francisco (1985) (with Larry Lee and Mark Stephenson)
   1001 Midnights (1986) (with Marcia Muller)
   Son of Gun in Cheek (1987)
   Six Gun in Cheek (1997)
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Anthologies containing stories by Bill Pronzini
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Short stories
The Prophecy (1968)
How Now Purple Cow (1969)
Black Wind (1970)
Dry Spell (1970)
I Wish I May, I Wish I Might (1973)
Inaugral (1976) (with Barry N Malzberg)
Deathlove (1978)
The Same Old Grind (1978)
Clocks (1979) (with Barry N Malzberg)
A Craving for Originality (1979)
Peekaboo (1979)
Opening A Vein (1980) (with Barry N Malzberg)
Toy (1985)
Pumpkin (1986)
Cat Bay On Cat Cay (1995)
Angel of Mercy (1996)
Boobytrap [short story] (1996)
Stacked Deck [short story] (1996)
The Desert Limited (1997)
It's A Lousy World (1997)
Not A Lick Of Sense (1997)


Awards
Shamus Awards Best Novel winner (1982) : Hoodwink
Shamus Awards Best Novel nominee (1997) : Sentinels
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (1998) : A Wasteland of Strangers
Shamus Awards Best Novel winner (1999) : Boobytrap


Bill Pronzini recommends
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.44 (1953)
H A DeRosso
"H. A. DeRosso is a poet of the Western shadowlands."
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You'll Die Next! (1954)
Harry Whittington
"Of all the writers who specialized in soft-cover originals during the paperback boom of the 1950s, Harry Whittington was certainly the 'king'."
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Wolf Moon (1993)
Ed Gorman
"Ed Gorman is a true original in the Western field...And Wolf Moon is one of his best...Suspenseful, savage, and a whole lot more."
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Memorial Day (2004)
(Mick Callahan, book 1)
Harry Shannon
"I enjoyed Memorial Day from first page to last. Mick Callahan is my kind of character - flawed and vulnerable, tanaceous and likeable. His debut is a fast, edgy, twisty, modern noir thriller with an expertly realized desert setting."
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Deep Shadow (2018)
(Caribbean Dive, book 1)
Nick Sullivan
"Highly recommended! Nick Sullivan's expert knowledge of deep-sea diving and the Caribbean locale make Deep Shadow a rousing action/adventure thrill ride from start to finish."

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