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Carpenter & Quincannon, Professional Detective Services Paperback – Aug 1 1998

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Crippen & Landru Publishers (Aug. 1 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1885941250
  • ISBN-13: 978-1885941251
  • Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 15.2 x 22.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,205,219 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Westerns with a mysterious flair Feb. 6 2006
By D. Greene - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Pronzini's Carpenter & Quincannon tales combine classic fairplay puzzling with an impeccable sense of time and place and a quirky eye toward the humor of a situation. Pronzini may be the most underrated writer around, but his followers know that he is one of the best. The book as well as the 2 C&Q colelctions through Five Star are worth obtaining, as is BEYOND THE GRAVE, a cross-time C&Q novel by Pronzini and his wife Marcia Muller.
3 of 10 people found the following review helpful
pronzini needs to find better ways to keep reader involved June 2 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
bill pronzini's carpenter and quincannon lacks clear focus and thought. While i read the book in hopes of being entertained, the various detective stories pronzini writes about are as elementary and outdated as the very events in time that take place. While he utilizes a clear and consice writing style, one that incorporates a kind of formalistic, European-Anglo type, the content of a suspenseful, thought-provoking narrative definitely lacks. While he writes about various detective stints that his San Francisco detective agency encounters, the stories lack a good climax and fail to keep the reader guessing as professional detective stories often do.