Pronzini, BillAlternative names
William John Pronzini was born in Petaluma in 1943, and. except for a short stint in Spain, Majorca, and West Germany, has always resided in California. His first novel, The Stalker, was published in 1971 and introduced Pronzini's famous no-name detective. Pronzini has published nearly fifty novels, more than two hundred shorter works, and has edited a number of anthologies. In addition to his fiction, the author has more recently worked as a mystery editor and critic. Pronzini has used the following pseudonyms over the years: Jack Foxx, Alex Saxon, William Jeffrey, Rick Renault, John Barry Williams, Russell Dancer, and Robert Hart Davis. Also, Pronzini writes Western fiction, science fiction, and stories of suspense and horror.
From the guide to the Bill Pronzini Archive, 1967 -1986, (California State Library)
- Authors, American--California