The Nameless Detective series is a detective fiction series by American author Bill Pronzini. Pronzini’s character has no name, is sort of an everyman character – middle-aged, out-of-shape and a couch potato.

Bill Pronzini began his Nameless Detective series with The Snatch in 1971. After nearly 40 novels (plus plenty of short stories), the series is still ongoing. Below is a list of Bill Pronzini’s Nameless Detective books in order of when they were first published (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

Note: Twospot was co-authored with Collin Wilcox. The novel Double was co-authored with Marcia Muller.

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