book cover of Kinsmen


(A book in the Nameless Detective series)
A Novella by

Allison Shay was traveling home from the University of Oregon with her new boyfriend, Rob Compton, when their car broke down near the tiny rural town of Creekside, California. Soon after, Allison and Rob went missing without a trace.

Whatever happened, it felt like something bad to the Nameless Detective. Five days without a whisper of contact with the outside world. Long past the inconsiderate-kids stage; long past the silly and the harmless.

Kinsmen takes Bill Pronzini's classic private investigator to California's northeast backwoods, where an isolated community is determined to keep a deep, dark secret: why Allison Shay and Rob Compton really vanished.

The real question facing the Nameless Detective: are they still alive?

(Publication Note: Kinsmen is the original novella that Bill Pronzini eventually developed into his full-length novel, Sentinels. This eBook edition brings the original novella text back in print for the first time in 20 years.)

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Bill Pronzini's Kinsmen

Hardback Editions

April 2013 : USA Hardback

Title: Kinsmen (Nameless Detective)
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 1-58767-266-9 / 978-1-58767-266-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Cemetery Dance Pubns
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Kindle Editions

May 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Kinsmen
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
Publisher: Cemetery Dance Publications
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU