Bill Pronzini

In his first chronicled adventure,the NAME DETECTIVE hires on to handle the ransom payoff in a kidnapping case. Financier Louis Martinetti doesn't trust the police to deal with the man who snatched his 9-year-old son from his military prep school, nor is it clear that he trusts the members of his...

Bill Pronzini is best known for his creation of the "Name" mystery novels, as well as several westerns and novels of dark suspense. He has been a full time professional writer since 1969, publishing more than fifty novels and six collections of short stories

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Old Man Hass is concerned by the near-catatonic behavior of his daughter, Grady. The young woman showed up at his doorstep a few days earlier, refused to admit that anything was wrong, and has been wandering around the farm, not talking and barely eating. The Name Detective thinks the old farmer ...