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Quarry

(1991)
(Book 19 in the Nameless Detective series)
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Pronzini's ( Breakdown ) brisk, efficient, action-packed mystery is set on the earthquake-ravaged San Francisco waterfront and in the now-arid salad-bowl country to the south. Here the Nameless Detective hunts for a methodical, brutal stranger who is pursuing withdrawn Grady Haas, 31, daughter of rancher Arlo Haas, the detective's old friend. Secretive Grady won't tell why she has suddenly left her job as an insurance adjuster specializing in marine claims and returned to the Salinas Valley . Nameless finds that her San Francisco apartment has been thoroughly tossed. All he has to go on are the three claims Grady had been investigating and her ex-boyfriend's savage beating by a stranger seeking Grady's whereabouts. Nameless may lack a moniker but he's full of character, describing himself as a ''throwback--the kind of man who hates progress, mistrusts technology, and never quite feels comfortable in any place where he can't see or touch some small piece of the past.'' Still haunted by the horror described in Shackles (1988), in which he was chained for three months to the wall of an isolated mountain cabin, Nameless now must endure a new ordeal, being locked inside a burning building. The book's exciting final scene nicely plays on the title's double meanings.

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Bill Pronzini's Quarry

Hardback Editions

November 1992 : USA Hardback
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Title: Quarry (Curley Large Print Books)
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-7927-1392-3 / 978-0-7927-1392-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers North Amer
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June 1992 : UK Hardback
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Title: Quarry
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-7278-4340-0 / 978-0-7278-4340-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
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December 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: Quarry
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-385-30519-2 / 978-0-385-30519-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Delacorte Press
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Paperback Editions

February 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Quarry (A Nameless Detective Mystery) (Volume 19)
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 1-62815-210-9 / 978-1-62815-210-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Speaking Volumes, LLC
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December 1992 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Quarry
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-440-21116-6 / 978-0-440-21116-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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November 1992 : USA Paperback
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Title: Quarry (Curley Large Print Books)
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-7927-1391-5 / 978-0-7927-1391-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: John Curley & Associates
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Audio Editions

December 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Quarry (Nameless Detective Novels, Book 19)
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 1-5385-3898-9 / 978-1-5385-3898-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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October 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Quarry: A Nameless Detective Mystery
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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October 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Quarry: A Nameless Detective Mystery
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Quarry: A Nameless Detective Mystery
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-7927-3401-7 / 978-0-7927-3401-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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December 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Quarry Lib/E (Nameless Detective Novels)
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-7927-3402-5 / 978-0-7927-3402-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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December 2004 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Quarry (Nameless Detective Novels, Book 19)
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-7927-3403-3 / 978-0-7927-3403-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

February 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Quarry (The Nameless Detective Book 19)
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
Publisher:
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