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The Magic Thief

Prineas, Sarah
Conn becomes the apprentice of the cranky wizard Nevery. He figures out that someone is stealing the magic of the town. Even though there is a map and appendices, this story never really came together for me.

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12/2009

Bleeders

Pronzini, Bill
A fake blackmail goes wrong. I think this is an expansion of one of those short stories I read. One of the best of the series I've read, so far.

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6/2010

Boobytrap

Pronzini, Bill
I was hoping this was going to be girls, but instead, it is about a guy who is building bombs to blowup everyone who ever crossed him. Nameless goes fishing in the mountains. Of course, the bomb-guy is there.

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7/2010

Crazybone

Pronzini, Bill
Nameless tries to give a woman her deserved insurance payment, but she refuses the $50,000. What is up with that?

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6/2010

Epitaphs

Pronzini, Bill
Expanded from a story in "Scenarios", an old Italian grandfather asks Nameless to look into what his granddaughter is up to. No good, is what it is.

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6/2010

Fever

Pronzini, Bill
Bill is involved with gambling addicts. This is why we can't have nice things.

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6/2010

Hardcase

Pronzini, Bill
Nameless is asked to find out who the parents of an adopted woman really were. Quite a mess is stirred up. Kerry and Nameless are finally married.

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6/2010

Illusions

Pronzini, Bill
Eberhardt has committed suicide.

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7/2010

Mourners

Pronzini, Bill
Nameless (Bill?) follows a guy around to funerals. Kerry is diagnosed with breast cancer.

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6/2010

Nightcrawlers

Pronzini, Bill
Tamara spots a suspected kidnapping!

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6/2010

On Account Of Darkness And Other SF Stories

Pronzini, Bill
Written with Barry N. Malzberg of twenty-five stories. Some were enjoyable, some were not of the kind I care for. I liked the Luna immigration inspector stories the most.

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6/2010

Quarry

Pronzini, Bill
The Nameless Detective investigates why a reclusive woman leaves her job in the city and returns, secretively, to her father's farm. Nameless is nearly killed by the reason, of course.

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6/2010

Savages

Pronzini, Bill
Runyon goes to a small town to serve a subpoena, gets whacked on head. Kerry gets radiation for her cancer.

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6/2010

Scenarios: A "Nameless Dectective" Casebook

Pronzini, Bill
Fourteen short stories, pretty good.

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I said, "Be generous, Mr. Spade." -- (pg. 266) From The Maltese Falcon.

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6/2010

Schemers

Pronzini, Bill
Nameless investigates a locked-room mystery. Several valuable books are stolen from a rich-guy's library.

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7/2010

Sentinels

Pronzini, Bill
Nameless meets up with some White Supremacists while investigating the disappearance of a college student and her new boyfriend.

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7/2010

Spook

Pronzini, Bill
A homeless man, Spook, is murdered. Nameless is hired to find out who he was. Boy, they certainly find out!

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6/2010

Detective Stories

Pullman, Phillip
Part of the Red Hot Reads series of various genres, the stories are by several authors and were chosen for the book by Philip Pullman. My favorites were The Cross Of Lorraine, by Isaac Asimov, and The Newdick Helicopter, by Leslie Charteris.

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4/2014

I Was A Rat!

Pullman, Phillip
A bedraggled young boy shows up at Bob and Joan's house with few memories but of formerly being a rat. A charming story which I didn't see ending as it did, till near the end.

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4/2011

Spring-Heeled Jack

Pullman, Phillip
Three children run away from an oppressive orphanage and are aided by a mythical English character named for the springs in his boots that allow him to jump high buildings. An enjoyable story, partially in cartoon form.

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11/2002
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[Abadzis- Alcott] [Alcott- Anderson] [Andreae- Atkinson] [Atkinson- Balliett] [Balliett- Barnard] [Barnard- Barr] [Barr- Barrows] [Barry- Bear] [Bear- Beaton] [Beaton- Beattie, editor] [Beck- Black] [Black- Block] [Block- Bosch] [Bosch- Brillant] [Brin- Bryson] [Bryson- Bujold] [Bujold- Card] [Card- Card] [Card- Chabon] [Chainani- Clancy] [Clancy- Coben] [Coben- Colfer] [Colfer- Collins] [Collins- Connelly] [Connelly- Cook] [Cook- Cornwell] [Cornwell- Creech] [Creech- Crusie] [Crusie- Cussler] [Cussler- Davies] [Davis- Dilloway] [Dilloway- Dorsey] [Dowd- Dunning] [DuPrau- Elkins] [Ellms- Evanovich] [Evanovich- Fairstein] [Fairstein- Finnin] [Fisher Smith- Fleischman] [Fleischman- Foster] [Foster- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Freedman] [Freedman- Gaiman] [Gaiman- George] [Gerber- Gores] [Gores- Granger] [Granger- Greenberg] [Greenfield- Grimes] [Grimes- Haddix] [Haddix- Hall] [Hall- Hallinan] [Hallinan- Hautman] [Hautman- Heinlein] [Heinlein- Heller] [Heller- Herrera] [Herriot- Hiaasen] [Hiaasen- Hillerman] [Hillerman- Hobbs] [Hochschild- Hudgens] [Hudson- Jacobs] [James- Jones] [Jones- Kaminsky] [Kaminsky- Key] [Khoury- King-Smith] [Kingsbury- Konrath] [Konrath- Lampman] [Lampman- Lawrence] [Lawrence- Leonard] [Leonard- Lewis] [Lewis- Louv] [Lovelace- Lutz] [Lynch- Maguire] [Maguire- Martin] [Martin- Matas] [Matthews- McCall Smith] [McCall Smith- McCrumb] [McCullers- Meluch] [Meluch- Montgomery] [Moody- Morrison] [Mortimer- Napoli] [Napoli- Northcutt] [Norton- O'Brian] [O'Brian- O'Faolain] [O'Nan- Paretsky] [Paretsky- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Patterson] [Patterson- Paulsen] [Paulsen- Perez-Reverte] [Perkins- Pohl] [Pohl- Poyer] [Poyer- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pratchett] [Prineas- Pullman] [Pullman- Reedy] [Reeve- Richardson] [Richter- Robinson] [Robinson- Rowling] [Rubens- Saberhage] [Saberhagen- Scalzi] [Scalzi- Scithers] [Scott- Scottoline] [Scottoline- Sherlock] [Shields- Sleator] [Sloan- Soto] [Soto- Stark] [Stark- Stewart] [Stewart- Stroud] [Stroud- Taylor] [Taylor- Turner] [Turner- Vachss] [Vachss- Vanderpool] [Varley- Watkins] [Watson- Westlake] [Westlake- Wibberly] [Wiles- Wolff] [Wollheim- Zahn] [Zahn- Zusak] 

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