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Problems Solved

Bill Pronzini

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ISBN : 9781885941886
Hardcover
166 pages
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TWO LEGENDS!!!!! Today, Bill Pronzini is famed for his private-eye stories about the Nameless Detective and for his Shamus-award winning short stories, and Barry N. Malzberg is one of Americas premier science- fiction writers, but back in theirMoreTWO LEGENDS!!!!! Today, Bill Pronzini is famed for his private-eye stories about the Nameless Detective and for his Shamus-award winning short stories, and Barry N. Malzberg is one of Americas premier science- fiction writers, but back in their salad days they collaborated on a number of stories, which have now become legendary. Many fans have heard of them, but very few have had the privilege of reading them - until now. Problems Solved collects all their crime and mystery collaborations, mostly written during the 1970s and early 1980s, and a few recent collaborations (including two new stories written especially for this volume). The stories range from suspense (Night Rider) to irony (What Kind of person Are You?) to twists-in-the-tale (Problems Solved) to science-fictional detection, including three stories about an unnamed Luna Immigration Inspector. Others emphasize sports (Whats a Chicago Cub? asks an entrepreneur of the future), and one, Another Burnt-Out Case, is in Bill Pronzinis words, a weird comic Hitchcockian crime fantasy with a carnival setting, whose last two lines elicit gleeful chortles from both of us to this day.The cover design, illustrating both Another Burnt-Out Case and Night Rider, is by Juha Lindroos, a Finnish artist working in the United States.Do I dare to eat a peach?I ought to kill youA matter of life and deathMultiplesA matter of survivalProblems solvedWhat kind of person are you?Night riderLast plagiarismOn account of darknessBirds of a featherAnother burnt-out caseReboundClocksMillion-to-one shotFinal examThe Lyran caseWhither thou, GhostVanishing pointDemolition, Inc.The man who loved mystery storiesMe and MitchAfterthought