- Paperback: 258 pages
- Publisher: Thorndike Press (March 2, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0786248769
- ISBN-13: 978-0786248766
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 6.4 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,401,910 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Bindlestiff: A "Nameless Detective" Mystery Paperback – Large Print, March 2, 2003
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The Nameless Detective is referred to that way because Mr. Pronzini never supplies a name until Twospot, several books prior in the series, when police lieutenant Frank Hastings tells what his poker playing friends call Nameless, employing a first name. But it's never acknowledged by Nameless that this is his name . . . so it's probably a nickname. That name is not then used again until much later in the series in Nightshades. You can learn about why Nameless has no name in an author's note in Case File, which precedes Bindlestiff in the series.
Mr. Pronzini presents a world in which people take evil actions to further selfish interests, and many innocents struggle because of that selfishness. The police and private investigators suffer along with the victims, for evil-doing has painful consequences for everyone. Mr. Pronzini's plots are complex, yet he provides plenty of clues to help you identify the evil-doer on your own. Despite the transparency of many of the early plots, he successfully uses plot complications to keep the action interesting and fresh. Beginning with Labyrinth, the plots become less simple.
But the reason to read the books is because of the character development for the Nameless Detective.Read more ›
This is an excellent short fast and simple read. I highly recommend it.