- Author: Bill Pronzini
- Artist: Glen Orbik
- Page Count: 185 (print edition)
- Pub. Date: May 24, 2013
- Status: E-Book
Available Again After 20 Years!
Kinsmen: A "Nameless Detective" Novella
by Bill Pronzini
About the Book:
Allison Shay was traveling home from the University of Oregon with her new boyfriend, Rob Compton, when their car broke down near the tiny rural town of Creekside, California. Soon after, Allison and Rob went missing without a trace.
Whatever happened, it felt like something bad to the Nameless Detective. Five days without a whisper of contact with the outside world. Long past the inconsiderate-kids stage; long past the silly and the harmless.
Kinsmen takes Bill Pronzini's classic private investigator to California's northeast backwoods, where an isolated community is determined to keep a deep, dark secret: why Allison Shay and Rob Compton really vanished.
The real question facing the Nameless Detective: are they still alive?
In a career spanning nearly half a century, Bill Pronzini has published more than ten million words of fiction and nonfiction. Among his 77 novels are 36 in the iconic Nameless Detective series, the most recent of which is Hellbox (just published). His numerous awards include the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master, presented in 2008, and three Shamuses and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Private Eye Writers of America.
"Pronzini's lean prose effectively moves the action along, capturing the feel of a close-knit community like Creekside."
— Publishers Weekly