Bill Pronzini The Violated: A Novel

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The Violated: A Novel

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Bill Pronzini is crime-writing royalty. His more than eighty published novels have won or been nominated for Edgar, Hammett, Anthony, Shamus, and Macavity awards -- a clean sweep of the crime fiction award field -- and received rave reviews from critics. He crafts masterful stories, often from multiple perspectives, in which the human condition is on full display. The Violated is no exception. In Echo Park, in the small town of Santa Rita, California, the mutilated body of Martin Torrey is found by two passersby. A registered sex offender, Torrey has been a suspect in a string of recent rapes, and instant suspicion for his murder falls on the relatives and friends of the women attacked. Police chief Griffin Kells and detective Robert Ortiz are under increasing pressure from the public and from a mayor demanding results in a case that has no easy solution. Pronzini cleverly unfolds the case through alternating perspectives -- Martin Torrey's wife, caught between her grief and the fear her husband was guilty; the outraged husbands of the women violated; the enterprising editor of the local paper; the mayor concerned most with his own ratings; the detectives, often spinning in circles -- until a surprising break leads to a completely unexpected conclusion. The Violated is Bill Pronzini at the height of his storytelling powers.

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Bill Pronzini has been nominated for or won every prize offered to crime fiction writers, including the 2008 Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. It is no wonder, then, thatEllery Queen s Mystery Magazinesaid of him: Complexity of characterization, puzzle, and theme support the case for Pronzini as the finest American detective novelist in current practice. He lives and writes in California with his wife, the crime novelist Marcia Muller.

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"Pronzini's book, with its smooth writing, crisp dialogue, deft characterization and subtly ambiguous story line, puts the lie to the facile distinction between 'literary' and genre fiction. Crime may figure in the tale, but if this is 'just a crime novel, ' then so is Crime and Punishment." "Philadelphia Inquirer on THE CRIMES OF JORDAN WISE"

"After 66 novels, including the distinguished Nameless Detective series, Pronzini's energy seems undiminished and his cool intelligence as appealing as ever." "Kirkus Reviews on THE CRIMES OF JORDAN WISE""

"Pronzini's book, with its smooth writing, crisp dialogue, deft characterization and subtly ambiguous story line, puts the lie to the facile distinction between 'literary' and genre fiction. Crime may figure in the tale, but if this is 'just a crime novel, ' then so is Crime and Punishment." Philadelphia Inquirer on THE CRIMES OF JORDAN WISE

"After 66 novels, including the distinguished Nameless Detective series, Pronzini's energy seems undiminished and his cool intelligence as appealing as ever." Kirkus Reviews on THE CRIMES OF JORDAN WISE

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"This is a psychological novel dressed up in a thriller suit, which means the teeth are showing, and Pronzini's skill keeps things moving. Another satisfying tale from a crime master." - Booklist

"Pronzini's book, with its smooth writing, crisp dialogue, deft characterization and subtly ambiguous story line, puts the lie to the facile distinction between 'literary' and genre fiction. Crime may figure in the tale, but if this is 'just a crime novel, ' then so is Crime and Punishment." Philadelphia Inquirer on THE CRIMES OF JORDAN WISE

"After 66 novels, including the distinguished Nameless Detective series, Pronzini's energy seems undiminished and his cool intelligence as appealing as ever." Kirkus Reviews on THE CRIMES OF JORDAN WISE

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"Pronzini is a pro." - The New York Times

"Pronzini is a master of suspense." - Los Angeles Times

"This is a psychological novel dressed up in a thriller suit, which means the teeth are showing, and Pronzini's skill keeps things moving. Another satisfying tale from a crime master." - Booklist

"His novels are packed with adventure, fresh characterization, and minute-by-minute suspense." - Chicago Tribune

"Pronzini delivers breathtaking suspense." - San Francisco Examiner

"Pronzini's book, with its smooth writing, crisp dialogue, deft characterization and subtly ambiguous story line, puts the lie to the facile distinction between 'literary' and genre fiction. Crime may figure in the tale, but if this is 'just a crime novel, ' then so is Crime and Punishment." - Philadelphia Inquirer on THE CRIMES OF JORDAN WISE

"Pronzini is the master of the shivery, spine-tingling it-could-happen suspense story." - Publishers Weekly

"After 66 novels, including the distinguished Nameless Detective series, Pronzini's energy seems undiminished and his cool intelligence as appealing as ever." - Kirkus Reviews on THE CRIMES OF JORDAN WISE



"Pronzini is a pro." - The New York Times

"Pronzini is a master of suspense." - Los Angeles Times

"The Shamus Award-winning Pronzini delivers a masterly stand-alone novel. . . . Pronzini cleverly unfolds the case through alternating perspectives." - starred Review, Library Journal

"This is a psychological novel dressed up in a thriller suit, which means the teeth are showing, and Pronzini's skill keeps things moving. Another satisfying tale from a crime master." - Booklist

"His novels are packed with adventure, fresh characterization, and minute-by-minute suspense." - Chicago Tribune

"Pronzini delivers breathtaking suspense." - San Francisco Examiner

"Pronzini's book, with its smooth writing, crisp dialogue, deft characterization and subtly ambiguous story line, puts the lie to the facile distinction between 'literary' and genre fiction. Crime may figure in the tale, but if this is 'just a crime novel, ' then so is Crime and Punishment." - Philadelphia Inquirer on THE CRIMES OF JORDAN WISE

"Pronzini is the master of the shivery, spine-tingling it-could-happen suspense story." - Publishers Weekly

"After 66 novels, including the distinguished Nameless Detective series, Pronzini's energy seems undiminished and his cool intelligence as appealing as ever." - Kirkus Reviews on THE CRIMES OF JORDAN WISE

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