As a founder member of Mystery Women in 1997, promoting Crime Fiction has always been my passion.
Following the closure of Mystery Women, a new group was formed on 30th January 2012 promoting crime fiction.
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by Forge, 3 June 2017. ISBN 978-0-7653-88186-3 (HB)
The No Name Detective Agency has taken on numerous odd
cases, but in “Endgame,” it has accepted two of the most unusual. One,
for which the No Name Detective himself pursues instead of enjoying his
semi-retirement, begins with the plea by a woman whose husband is found dead
alone in a locked cabin. She doesn’t believe that he was not accompanied
by another. She asks No Name to identify the supposed woman, so she can
give her a piece of her mind.
case involves a missing person, an agoraphobic woman who never leaves her
house. Her husband is the obvious choice as murderer when her body turns
up in a remote park. No Name was retained by the husband before his arrest, and
continues his investigation following the husband’s arrest. In each case,
No Name reaches a conclusion, but faces the serious question of whether to
reveal certain information he learns while seeking the solution.
involves the reader in the emotional dilemmas No Name faces, which is a
recurring event in the series, and which enhances its readability.
Meanwhile, Bill Pronzini continues to create classic detective stories written
so well that they seem easy to create, but aren’t. Recommended.
Ted and Gloria Feit
live in Long Beach, NY, a few miles outside New York City. For 26 years,
Gloria was the manager of a medium-sized litigation firm in lower Manhattan. Her husband,
Ted, is an attorney and former stock analyst, publicist and writer/editor for,
over the years, several daily, weekly and monthly publications. Having
always been avid mystery readers, and since they're now retired, they're able
to indulge that passion. Their reviews appear online as well as in three
print publications in the UK
and US. On a more personal note: both having been widowed, Gloria and Ted
have five children and nine grandchildren between them.