Fever : a Nameless Detective novel / Bill Pronzini.

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    • Publication Information:
      1st hardcover ed.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Tracking down a badly beaten compulsive gambler and returning her to her home, Nameless realizes the case has further implications when the gambler disappears again, revealing the existence of a violent racket that preys on gambling victims.
    • Notes:
      "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
    • ISBN:
      9780765318183 : HRD
      0765318180 : HRD
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    • ABNT:
      PRONZINI, B. Fever : a Nameless Detective novel. 1st hardcover ed. [s. l.]: Forge, 2008. ISBN 9780765318183. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.251091. Acesso em: 7 jun. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Pronzini B. Fever : A Nameless Detective Novel. 1st hardcover ed. Forge; 2008. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.251091. Accessed June 7, 2020.
    • APA:
      Pronzini, B. (2008). Fever : a Nameless Detective novel (1st hardcover ed.). Forge.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Pronzini, Bill. 2008. Fever : A Nameless Detective Novel. 1st hardcover ed. Forge. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.251091.
    • Harvard:
      Pronzini, B. (2008) Fever : a Nameless Detective novel. 1st hardcover ed. Forge. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.251091 (Accessed: 7 June 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Pronzini, B 2008, Fever : a Nameless Detective novel, 1st hardcover ed., Forge, viewed 7 June 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Pronzini, Bill. Fever : A Nameless Detective Novel. 1st hardcover ed., Forge, 2008. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.251091.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Pronzini, Bill. Fever : A Nameless Detective Novel. 1st hardcover ed. Forge, 2008. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.251091.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Pronzini B. Fever : a Nameless Detective novel [Internet]. 1st hardcover ed. Forge; 2008 [cited 2020 Jun 7]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.251091


Booklist Reviews 2008 May #1

Pronzini's Nameless Detective and his San Francisco investigative agency have survived for more than three decades because of a never-ending supply of people who screw up their lives. Nameless used to operate alone but now runs an agency with the varied talents (and narrative points of view) of a twentysomething black woman and a fortysomething ex-cop. Nameless himself, of course, remains the moral center of the agency and the series, as well as the lead narrator. Fever focuses on how one woman's addiction to internet gambling leads her from her suburban home to a derelict San Francisco rooming house, where she turns tricks to finance her next run at the virtual casino. It also touches on other fevers that can consume people's lives. Pronzini is justly celebrated as a chronicler of San Francisco, but this novel also showcases his deft touch with interiors—how an unmade bed, the stench of cigarette smoke, or an antiseptically clean and empty home can say volumes about the tail ends of desperate lives. Another Pronzini winner. Copyright 2008 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2008 April #2

Once again Pronzini, soon to be designated an MWA Grand Master, captures the quiet despair of his characters' lives in the 33rd entry in his noirish whodunit series featuring the Nameless Detective (after 2007's Savages ). Mitchell Krochek, who's worried about the gambling addiction of his wife, Janice, hires Nameless to trace Janice, who's disappeared for the fourth time in four years. When Jake Runyon, Nameless's associate, traces Janice to an apartment hotel near their San Francisco office, Nameless and Jake decide to honor Janice's request not to reveal her location to her husband. Later, a battered Janice shows up at the detective agency's office, where she agrees to go home, only to vanish again amid circumstances strongly indicating foul play. In an affecting subplot, Jake investigates the mysterious beating of a devoted churchgoer's son. This insightful novel will appeal to those who like the mean streets portrayed with understatement and subtlety rather than gory violence. (June)

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