Blue Lonesome (Canongate crime classics)

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Jim Messenger is a CPA who hates his job, loves jazz, and can't forget a woman he has seen eating at the Harmony Café. She goes by the name of Janet Mitchell, and when he introduces himself, her only comment is, "It won't do you any good." When she commits suicide, Messenger is driven to find out why. Her name is only the first of the lies he uncovers. In "historic Beulah," Nevada, secrets coil like rattlesnakes ready to strike, and suffering lies like a suffocating blanket over lives put on hold. Starting with one slender clue, Messenger embarks on a search for the truth that becomes a rite of passage. By the end, lives have been changed, a horrible murder brought to light, and a quiet, little town irrevocably torn apart.

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"There is a sharp sense of place in this moody crime novel, which evokes even the inner landscape of the hero's mind. For all the spareness of its style, this is a rich study of alienated people and the big open spaces where they live."-- The New York Times Book Review

"In this top-notch thriller, [Pronzini] combines the best elements of the psychological novel and the traditional whodunit and delivers them in classic noir tones."-- Publishers Weekly

"Pronzini is a master storyteller and has created in Messenger an empathetic, brave, and honorable everyman .... Outstanding character study wrapped in a damn good mystery."-- Booklist

About the Author:

Bill Pronzini's novel, Snowbound, received the Grand Prix de la Littérature Policière as the best crime novel published in France in 1988. A Wasteland of Strangers was nominated for best crime novel of 1997 by both the Mystery Writers of America and the International Crime Writers Association; in addition to six Edgar Award nominations, Pronzini has received three Shamus Awards, two for best novel, and the Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in northern California with his wife, the crime novelist Marcia Muller.

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