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Mourners: A Nameless Detective Novel ("Nameless" Detective Novels) Hardcover – Bargain Price, February 21, 2006
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Top Customer Reviews
A lot of mystery series get stale after a few installments, but Pronzini's new approach has freshened up the series, and I eagerly anticipate each new Nameless book. As Nameless has gotten more domestic, with wife Kerry and their adopted daughter, Jake has sort of become the moody loner that Nameless was when Pronzini started his long-running series.
In "Mourners," the wife of a financial consultant hires the agency to follow her husband, who has started acting very strangely and disappearing for long periods. The investigation leads Jake to go off on a tangent when he tries to solve the murder of a young woman whose sister reminds him of his late wife.
If you have the chance, read the whole series in order; it is one of the towering achievements in modern mystery fiction.
Pronzini is such a fine writer. He takes, what could be, a basic mystery and layers it with text that deepens and enriches the plot. On the top level, this is a very good mystery. It leads the reader on a fascinating trail finding out exactly what the object character is up to. The sense of place, dialogue and suspense are all very well done. You become involved with all the characters and care about them. Even the minor, and somewhat unlikable, characters are ones you recognize. On a second level is the story of grief and mourning; it's many forms and the impact it has on various people's lives. I can't' say enough about this book. I am ready for the next in the series, and determinedly looking for the ones I'm missing. If you've not read this series, even with a few slight misses, start at the beginning and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!.
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I often find myself picking up a Pronzini book when I am in the mood for a book that's easy to read, with a good story, well told, with some nicely executed plot twists. Read morePublished on July 1, 2014 by Clarice
The subtitle of this book could be "Love Is All There Is." Yet the characters in Mourners struggle without love. Read morePublished on April 15, 2008 by Donald Mitchell
I always look forward to the release of a new Pronzini book. This one did not disappoint.Published on January 3, 2007 by Robert E. Orlando