Bill Pronzini is an American novelist of detective fiction, western fiction, science fiction and several other genres. He is married to fellow mystery author Marcia Muller, who he often collaborates with. He is best known for his Nameless Detective novels and also writes the John Quincannon series.

Pronzini made his debut as a published author with the novel The Stalker in 1971. Below is a list of Bill Pronzini’s books in order of when they were originally released (which is also their chronological order):

Publication Order of Nameless Detective Books


The Snatch(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Vanished(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Undercurrent(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blowback(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Twospot(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Labyrinth(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hoodwink(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scattershot(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dragonfire(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bindlestiff(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Quicksilver(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nightshades(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Double(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bones(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadfall(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shackles(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jackpot(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Breakdown(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Quarry(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Epitaphs(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Demons(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hardcase(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sentinels(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Illusions(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Boobytrap(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crazybone(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bleeders(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spook(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nightcrawlers(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mourners(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Savages(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fever(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Schemers(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Betrayers(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Camouflage(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hellbox(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nemesis(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strangers(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vixen(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Zigzag(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Nameless Detective Short Stories


Femme(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kinsmen(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Nameless Detective Collections


Casefile(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spadework(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scenarios(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of John Quincannon Books


Quincannon(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beyond the Grave(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Carpenter and Quincannon Books


The Bughouse Affair(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spook Lights Affair(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Body Snatchers Affair(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Plague of Thieves Affair(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Carpenter and Quincannon Collections


Carpenter and Quincannon: Professional Detective Services(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Quincannon's Game(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of John Quincannon Books

The Bughouse Affair occurs after Quincannon.

Publication Order of Charlie Chan Books


Charlie Chan in the Pawns of Death(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Stalker(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Panic(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Jade Figurine(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Snowbound(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Run(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Freebooty(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Games(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Running Beasts(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Acts of Mercy(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wildfire(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Killing in Xanadu(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prose Bowl(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cambodia File(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Masques(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Duel at Gold Buttes(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Border Fever(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Day of the Moon(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gallows Land(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Eye(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Starvation Camp(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lighthouse(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Days of Horse-Shy Halloran(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Firewind(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hangings(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Carmody's Run(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
With an Extreme Burning(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blue Lonesome(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Wasteland of Strangers(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nothing But the Night(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All the Long Years(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In an Evil Time(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Step to the Graveyard Easy(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Alias Man(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Crimes of Jordan Wise(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Other Side of Silence(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hidden(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nemesis(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Body Snatchers Affair(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories


Pumpkin: A Halloween Short Story(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Graveyard Plots(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Small Felonies(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Western Stories of Bill Pronzini(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stacked Deck(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Criminal Intent 1(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sleuths(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Problems Solved(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Burgade's Crossing(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
On Account of Darkness and Other SF Stories(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Coyote and Quarter-Moon(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crucifixion River: Western Stories(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dago Red(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Mammoth Book Of… Anthologies


The Mammoth Book of Short Crime Novels(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mammoth Book of Short Spy Novels(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mammoth Book of Private Eye Stories(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mammoth Book of World War II Stories(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of New Frontiers Anthologies


New Frontiers Vol. 1(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
New Frontiers Vol. 2(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies


Mystery Writers' Choice 1977(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Midnight Specials(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Sins, Dark Dreams(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Werewolf!(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The End of Summer(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night Screams(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shared Tomorrows(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Voodoo!(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mummy!(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bug-Eyed Monsters(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Edgar Winners(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Giant Book of Horror Stories(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Great Tales of Mystery and Suspense(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Classic Tales of Horror and the Supernatural(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Arbor House Necropolis(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Arbor House Treasury of Mystery and Suspense(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Web She Weaves(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Arbor House Treasury of Detective and Mystery Stories from the Great Pulps(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery Hall of Fame(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Western Hall of Fame(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Child's Ploy(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Outlaws(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Reel West(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Witches' Brew(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
13 Short Mystery Novels(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Arbor House Treasury of Great Western Stories(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chapter and Hearse(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cowboys(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ethnic Detectives(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Lessons(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
She Won the West(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Warriors(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadly Arts(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Second Reel West(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder in the First Reel(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wickedest Show on Earth(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Railroaders(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Steamboaters(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Great Modern Police Stories(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Third Reel West(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery in the Mainstream(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Women Sleuths(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
101 Mystery Stories(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cattlemen(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tales of Mystery(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tales of the Dead(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wild Western(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prime Suspects(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Manhattan Mysteries(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Horse Soldiers(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Uncollected Crimes(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Suspicious Characters(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gunfighters(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
13 Short Detective Novels(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Criminal Elements(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cloak and Dagger(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Texans(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best of the West(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Homicidal Acts(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lady on the Case(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kill or Cure(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Californians(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Felonious Assaults(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Arizonans(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
More Wild Westerns(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadly Doings(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Northerners(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best of the West II(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Northwesterners(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best of the West III(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Christmas Out West(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crime and Crime Again(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Treasury of World War II Stories(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Montanans(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Treasury of Civil War Stories(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night Freight(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Combat!(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Great Tales of the West(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Great Tales of Horror and the Supernatural(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hard-Boiled(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Century of Mystery(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Giant Book of Private Eye Stories(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Giant Book of Short Crime Stories(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Giant Book of War Stories(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Detective Duos(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Duo(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pure Pulp(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Oddments(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
More Oddments(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Police Procedurals(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Masters of Horror and the Supernatural(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Gun in Cheek: A Study of Alternative Crime Fiction(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
San Francisco(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1001 Midnights: The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Son of Gun in Cheek(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Six Gun in Cheek: An Affectionate Guide to the 'Worst' in Western Fiction(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Notes: Twospot was co-authored by Collin Wilcox. The Carpenter and Quincannon series and the novels Double, Beyond the Grave, The Lighthouse, Crucifixion River and 1001 Nights are co-authored with Marcia Muller. Charlie Chan in the Pawns of Death was written with Earl Derr Biggers under the house name of Robert Hart Davis. The Jack Figurine, Dead Run, Freebooty and Wildfire were written under the pseudonym Jack Foxx. Duel at Gold Buttes and Border Fever written as William Jeffrey with Jeffrey Wallmann. Day of the Moon was written under the pen name William Jeffrey. The Eye was co-authored by John Lutz. The Running of Beasts, Arts of Mercy, Prose Bowl and Problems Solved were co-authored by Barry N. Malzberg. With an Extreme Burning was also published as The Tormentor. Criminal Intent 1 was co-authored by Ed Gorman and Marcia Muller. Gun in Cheek was co-authored with Larry Lee and Mark Stephenson. The Mammoth Book of and New Frontiers anthology series were co-authored by Martin H. Greenberg.

Mystery Writers’ Choice was co-edited by Joe Cores. Dark Sins, Dark Dreams, The End of Summer, Night Screams, Shared Tomorrows, Bug-Eyed Monsters, The Giant Book of Horror Stories, The Great Tales of Mystery and Suspense, Classic Tales of Horror and the Supernatural, The Arbor House Treasury of Mystery and Suspense, Mystery in the Mainstream, Crime and Crime Again, Great Tales of Horror and the Supernatural and Masters of Horror and the Supernatural were edited with Martin H. Greenberg and Barry N. Malzberg.

The Web She Weaves, Child’s Ploy, Witches’ Brew, Chapter and Hearse, Dark Lessons, She Won the West, Deadly Arts, Wickedest Show on Earth, Lady on the Case, Kill or Cure, A Century of Mystery, Detective Duos and Duo were edited with Marcia Muller. The Mystery Hall of Fame and Murder in the First Reel were edited with Martin H. Greenberg and Charles G. Waugh.

The Western Hall of Fame, The Outlaws, The Reel West, 13 Short Mystery Novels, The Arbor House Treasury of Great Western Stories, The Cowboys, The Ethnic Detectives, The Warriors, The Second Reel West, Railroaders, Steamboaters, Great Modern Police Stories, The Third Reel West, Women Sleuths, 101 Mystery Stories, The Cattlemen, Prime Suspects, Horse Soldiers, Uncollected Crimes, Suspicious Characters, The Gunfighters, 13 Short Detective Novels, Criminal Elements, Cloak and Dagger, The Texans, Best of the West, Homicidal Acts, The Californians, Felonious Assaults, The Northerners, The Northwesterns, Best of the West III, Christmas Out West, A Treasury of World War II Stories, The Montanans, Combat!, Great Tales of the West, The Giant Book of Private Eye Stories, Giant Book of Short Crime Stories, Giant Book of War Stories and Police Procedurals were edited with Martin H. Greenberg.

Manhattan Mysteries was edited with Martin H. Greenberg and Carol-Lynn Waugh. Hard-Boiled was co-edited by Jack Adrian. Pure Pulp was co-edited by Ed Gorman. Classic Tales of Horror and the Supernatural was also titled The Arbor House Treasury of Horror and the Supernatural.

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