One of my favorite subgenres, and probably the one I read the least since I started this blog, is that of the private eye. And one of the top practitioners of the form is Bill Pronzini. His Nameless Detective series has been going since the 70s, with new entries still being added.
The most recent is the novella Femme, published this past fall by Cemetery Dance along with a reprint of another Nameless novella, Kinsmen. They were separate volumes, but Cemetery Dance had a preorder special. I snatched them both up. (The trade editions, but even without the signatures, they were a good buy and look great on the shelf.)
Both feature top notch covers by Glen Orbik; more on that shortly. Continue reading