The Nebraska Quotient

The Nebraska Quotient by William Reynolds

The first book in the acclaimed Nebraska P.I. series, a Shamus Award finalist for Best Novel from the Private Eye Writers of America.

An ex-private eye, known only as Nebraska, is writing his first crime novel at 4 a.m. when his ex-partner crashes through his screen door with a gunshot wound and dies on his floor, clutching an envelope full of X-rated photos of a senator’s daughter. Things only get worse for Nebraska from there. Soon he’s pitted against the Chicago mob, the Omaha police, a porno ring, and a senator with presidential aspirations…and then the killing begins. The challenge for Nebraska becomes more than just solving the mysteries. It becomes survival.


Books by William Reynolds

The Nebraska Quotient

The Nebraska Quotient

The first book in the acclaimed Nebraska P.I. series, a Shamus Award finalist for Best Novel from the Private Eye Writers of America. A struggling novelist and ex-private eye gets into big trouble when he answers his door at 4 a.m.

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Things Invisible

Things Invisible

The fourth Nebraska adventure has the PI searching for a runaway with a secret.

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Money Trouble

Money Trouble

The third hard-boiled Nebraska crime novel. The PI is hired by his old high school girlfriend, widowed when her bank robber husband is killed. Now she wants to find his missing loot or prove him innocent.

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The Naked Eye

The Naked Eye

The fifth explosive Nebraska crime novel, a Mystery Book of the Month Club Selection

After finishing a case in Minneapolis, private eye Nebraska gets into a fist-fight with a rich kid who has more money than brains. But what seems like a passing, unpleasant experience turns into a nightmare that follows Nebraska back to Omaha

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Reviews For The Nebraska Quotient

The Nebraska Quotient 5.0

William J. Reynolds dangerously but deftly skirts parody without betrayed the tough-guy tradition. Let's hope Nebraska doesn't get out of the business.

Washington Post

The Nebraska Quotient 5.0

William J. Reynolds is an excitig talent in the classic style. What more can you ask for? THE NEBRASKA QUOTIENT is a fast-moving story with just the right blend of all the necessary tough-guy ingredients.

Len Deighton

The Nebraska Quotient 5.0

What's special about this novel is Reynold's wit. He takes the hard-boiled detective and turns him into a hard-boiled punster guaranteed to elicit a smile or a groan from even the most hard-core mystery lovers.

Publishers Weekly

The Nebraska Quotient 5.0

Shades of Travis McGee, Lew Archer, Philip Marlowe, Quick Draw McGraw and Nick Charles pop up as Nebraska gets in deeper and deeper...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Nebraska Quotient 5.0

The suspenseful plot is filled with tension. The clues are subtle, and the author has created an unforgettable character in Nebraska.

Minneapolis Star Tribune