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Deadfall

Bill Pronzini

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ISBN 10: 0312185251 / ISBN 13: 9780312185251
Published by St Martins Press, 1986
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed by the author with personalized inscription dated 9-21-87. Little dust to page tops else fine in a fine dust wrapper. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1512074079045

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Title: Deadfall

Publisher: St Martins Press

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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The Nameless Detective, hired to prove the connection between the shooting of San Francisco lawyer Leonard Purcell and the apparently accidental fall of his brother, Kenneth, from a cliff six months earlier becomes involved in a labyrinth of surprise anddanger

About the Author:

Bill Pronzini is simply one of the masters. He seems to have taken a crack at just about every genre: mysteries, noirish thrillers, historicals, locked-room mysteries, adventure novels, spy capers, men's action, westerns, and, of course, his masterful, long-running Nameless private detective series, now entering its fourth decade, with no signs of creative flagging. He's also ghosted several Brett Halliday short stories as Michael Shayne for Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, and has managed to collaborate with such fellow writers as John Lutz, Barry Wahlberg, Collin Wilcox and Marcia Muller. Still, if he never ventured into fiction writing, his non-fiction work, as both writer and editor, would still earn him a place in the P.I. genre's Hall of Fame. Besides his two tributes to some of the very worst in crime fiction (what he calls "alternative classics"), Gun in Cheek and Son of Gun in Cheek, and one on western fiction (entitled Six Gun in Cheek, naturally), he's the co-author (with Marcia Muller) of 1001 Midnights. The Mystery Writers of America have nominated him for Edgar Awards several times and his work has been translated into numerous languages and he's published in almost thirty countries. He was the very first president of the Private Eye Writers of America, and he's received three Shamus Awards from them, as well as its Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987.

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