From his 1971 debut with The Stalker on, Bill Pronzini's imprint on the modern crime thriller and the private eye novel has been an uninterrupted pleasure for readers. The Nameless series of P.I. novels has stretched across five decades, influencing everyone who has come along since with the hope of humanizing those sleuths who work the mean streets.
The awards barely begin to reflect Pronzini's contributions. Now a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America, Pronzini has also earned Lifetime Achievement recognition from the Private Eye Writers of America, along with several Edgar and Shamus awards, a Macivity, and the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere.
His collection from Perfect Crime, The Cemetery Man and Other Darkside Tales, won praise from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine for "demonstrating the broad-ranging talent of a versatile writer" and from Mystery Scene, which noted that among the dark tales the title story offers "a glimpse of humanity where it's not expected."
Pronzini and his wife and sometime colllaborator, Marcia Muller, live in Callifornia. Readers can enjoy an interview with Bill here.