Book ‘Em Mystery Club
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by Bill Pronzini
Monday, June 10, at 12:30 p.m.
“San Francisco private investigator “Nameless” is still hurting after the suicide of his ex-partner (Illusions ), so when the opportunity to spend a few days fishing at a secluded Northern California lake with assistant district attorney Pat Dixon and his family presents itself, he accepts. The week begins quietly enough, but the tranquil mood is shattered when camp manager Nils Ostergaard is found dead, evidently the victim of a fall. It could have happened that way, but Nameless’ instincts raise troubling questions. He starts snooping and soon discovers that one of the other guests may have a motive to harm the Dixons as revenge for a case Pat worked on years ago. The only problem: Which one of the guests is it? Once again, Pronzini takes us through an emotional turning point for Nameless while still delivering an intriguing, clever mystery. In the High Sierra Mountains, facing down a Unabomber-like killer and protecting a decent family, Nameless achieves a simple yet profoundly satisfying personal acceptance that may help him finally overcome the loss of his partner….” from Booklist
Bill Pronzini won the Shamus Award for Best PI Hardcover in 1998 for Boobytrap. In addition to other numerous nominations, he has won the Eye Lifetime Achievement Award, 1987, and the Grand Master Award from Mystery Writers of America, 2008.