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Hoodwink

(1981)
(The seventh book in the Nameless Detective series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Shamus Awards Best Novel
Former pulp writer and current hack Russell Dancer invites Nameless to the first annual Western Pulp Convention in San Francisco. He wants Nameless to help him locate the person who is trying to blackmail Dancer for a purported plagiarism of a story called "Hoodwink." Arriving at the convention, Nameless discovers that a group of former friends (and now uncomfortable colleagues) who wrote for the pulps called the "Pulpeteers" have all received blackmail notes. Nameless is in seventh heaven as he meets many of his favorite pulp writers, buys pulp novels for his collection and meets a stunning younger woman who is the daughter of two famous pulp writers. For once, Nameless has some luck with the ladies. But is Kerry Wade attracted to him, or to his job as a private eye? Is he really attracted to her, or to her connection to the pulps? The convention is unexpectedly disrupted when one of the guests is found dead in a locked room while Russell Dancer is holding a gun that's been recently fired. It looks like an obvious case of murder by Dancer, who has been feuding with the man. Dancer denies his guilt, and only Nameless is willing to believe him. As Nameless tracks down the guilty party, he finds himself faced with a second locked room mystery... and a target for a murderer.

Genre: Mystery
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Used availability for Bill Pronzini's Hoodwink

Hardback Editions

March 1990 : USA Hardback

Title: Hoodwink (Curley Large Print Books)
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-7927-0192-5 / 978-0-7927-0192-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: John Curley & Assoc
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December 1981 : UK Hardback
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Title: Hoodwink
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-7091-9342-4 / 978-0-7091-9342-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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May 1981 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hoodwink: A "Nameless Detective" Mystery
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-312-38969-8 / 978-0-312-38969-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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Paperback Editions

September 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hoodwink: The Nameless Detective
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 1-61232-073-2 / 978-1-61232-073-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Speaking Volumes, LLC
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June 1989 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hoodwink (Curley Large Print Books)
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-7927-0193-3 / 978-0-7927-0193-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: John Curley & Assoc
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March 1987 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Hoodwink
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-7701-0549-1 / 978-0-7701-0549-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Paperjacks
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Audio Editions

January 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Hoodwink: The Nameless Detective, Book 7
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
Availability: Amazon   


January 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Hoodwink: The Nameless Detective, Book 7
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Hoodwink: The Nameless Detective, Book 7
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Hoodwink (The Nameless Detective Book 7)
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU