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Nightshades

(1984)
(Book 12 in the Nameless Detective series)
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"Pronzini is a pro."
- The New York Times

When Great Western Insurance hires the Nameless Detective to investigate an accidental death in a small northern California town, it looks like a routine case - one he expects to solve swiftly so he and his lady friend, Kerry Wade, can take a much needed vacation. But no such luck. Nameless lands in the middle of a violent conflict between a group of greedy land developers and the handful of citizens who inhabit an isolated Gold Rush ghost town. The triumverate of successful realtors plan to "renovate" Musket Creek (nee Ragged-Ass Gulch), and bring back its glory days as a Gold Rush boomtown - this time in the guise of a "theme-style" amusement park.

The town denizens have different ideas. Stark, desolate, crumbling - this isd ouble-dealing, arson, and murder. It's a classic showdown - with death thrown in as the twist.

The twelfth installment in the thrilling Nameless Detective series.

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Bill Pronzini's Nightshades

Hardback Editions

March 1986 : UK Hardback
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Title: Nightshades
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-7278-1211-4 / 978-0-7278-1211-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
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August 1984 : USA Hardback
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Title: Nightshades
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-312-57338-3 / 978-0-312-57338-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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Paperback Editions

January 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Nightshades: Nameless Detective (Volume 12)
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 1-61232-083-X / 978-1-61232-083-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Speaking Volumes, LLC
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January 1988 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Nightshades: A "nameless detective" mystery
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-7701-0760-5 / 978-0-7701-0760-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Paperjacks
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Kindle Editions

January 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Nightshades (Nameless Detective Book 12)
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU