Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Happy Birthday, Bill Pronzini!

Bill Pronzini - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Bill Pronzini (born April 13, 1943) is an American writer of detective fiction. He is also an active anthologist, having compiled more than 100 collections, most of which focus on mystery, western, and science fiction short stories.

He published his first novel, The Stalker, in 1971. However, his best known works are the Nameless Detective series, which he began in 1971. As of April, 2009, there are more than 35 books in the series, as well as a number of short stories. Over the life of the series, Nameless has gracefully grown and matured as an “everyman” character, aging along with his creator and audience. While the stories involve the usual range of crimes typical to mysteries, they depict relatively little violence. Pronzini’s style is more character driven than plot driven, giving his stories insights, depth, and durability atypical for the mystery field. Because Nameless develops over the run of the series, it's most effective to read them in sequence."


Todd Mason said...

Felicitations! A guy I've been reading nearly all my literate life.

Richard R. said...

Happy birthday, Bill! A favorite writer and one of the most knowledgeable mystery/pulp/SF/western people around. I just read the piece on Jay Flynn written in 1988, after reading A Body for McHugh. Great!

Hope the birthday is just the way you like it.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!

I've read all the Nameless books and stories (as far as I know) and a lot of his other stuff.


Anonymous said...

One of my favorites, and I just happen to be reading Crucifixion River right now.


George said...

Happy Birthday! Keep writing!