Blue Lonesome by Bill Pronzini
(Walker Mystery)

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Shamus Award-winner Bill Pronzini presents a stunning psychological study of one man's obsession and search for truth. Jim Messenger is a CPA who hates his job, loves jazz and can't forget the woman he saw eating at the Harmony Cafe. When the woman commits suicide, Messenger has to learn why, and begins a search that is both a hunt for answers and a rite of passage.

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Bill Pronzini was born in Petaluma, California on April 13, 1943. His first novel, The Stalker, was published in 1971. He is best known for his creation of the Nameless Detective Mystery series, as well as several westerns and novels of dark suspense. He has been a full time writer since 1969. He is also an active anthologist, having compiled more than 100 collections, most of which focus on mystery, western, and science fiction short stories. He has won numerous awards including three Shamus Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Private Eye Mystery Writers of America. His book Snowbound received the Grand Prix de la Litterature Policiere, as the best crime novel published in France in 1988. Pronzini has established himself as a master of the Western novel as well as earning a name for himself in the dark fiction genre.
Published October 1, 1995 by Walker & Co. 207 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Lonesome really was or why she killed herself, but Messenger, who feels in her despair an echo of his own deep loneliness, is driven to find out more about her, even when his quest makes him persona non grata in tiny Beulah, Nevada, a desert town still reeling from the ugly murder of Ms.

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Messenger's arrival and persistent efforts to learn the true story of the woman who called herself Janet Mitchell, gradually peel away concealing layers and as the tension steadily rises, Messenger finds himself at the center of a storm that will change the community, and perhaps his own life, fo...

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