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Epitaphs

(1992)
(Book 20 in the Nameless Detective series)
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"The bitterest of woes is to remember old happy days." At least that's what old man Pietro Lombardi thinks. He's got la miseria and can't even play a peaceful round of Sunday bocce with his friends at Aquatic Park. That is, until he sees the "Nameless Detective" at an opposite bench - another romantic taking in what's left of the Italian-American essence of the neighborhood. A shared burden being a lesser load, Pietro enlists his paesan's help with a troubling family matter. It seems his granddaughter, Gianna, is being harassed and needs some looking after. For old time's sake, Nameless agrees to check things out. Nameless quickly finds that Gianna is in hotter water than Pietro can imagine. The smarmy landlord who was hassling her is now black-and-blue and apologetic, her roommate is a little more than friendly in a very cheap sort of way, and Gianna is nowhere to be found. Even though his instincts tell him to leave well enough alone, Nameless searches for Pietro's "beauty of beauties" in the muck of a lascivious underworld full of loudmouthed liars, sleazy pornographers, and cold-blooded killers. After uncovering the horrific truth about Gianna, Nameless is far out of his depth. His investigative tracks have been spotted and leave him vulnerable to the wrath of Gianna's tormentors. Not only is Nameless a witness to the seedy behavior of the group, he has been reeled into a trap. In the end it's all Nameless can do to ensure that his epitaph will not be among those that are popping up around him.

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Bill Pronzini's Epitaphs

Hardback Editions

February 1993 : USA Hardback
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Title: Epitaphs: A "Nameless Detective" Mystery (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series)
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 1-56054-593-3 / 978-1-56054-593-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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October 1992 : USA Hardback
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Title: Epitaphs
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-385-30504-4 / 978-0-385-30504-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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Paperback Editions

May 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Epitaphs (Nameless Detective) (Volume 20)
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 1-62815-251-6 / 978-1-62815-251-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Speaking Volumes, LLC
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December 1993 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Epitaphs
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-440-21117-4 / 978-0-440-21117-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Epitaphs (The Nameless Detective Novels)
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 1-72131-334-6 / 978-1-72131-334-1
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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December 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Epitaphs (Nameless Detective Novels, Book 20)
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 1-5385-3896-2 / 978-1-5385-3896-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Epitaphs (Nameless Detective Novels, Book 20)
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 1-5385-3897-0 / 978-1-5385-3897-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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October 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Epitaphs: A Nameless Detective Mystery
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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October 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Epitaphs: A Nameless Detective Mystery
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Epitaphs: A Nameless Detective Mystery
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-7927-3275-8 / 978-0-7927-3275-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers Sound Library
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August 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Epitaphs Lib/E (Nameless Detective Novels)
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-7927-3276-6 / 978-0-7927-3276-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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Kindle Editions

April 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Epitaphs (Nameless Detective Book 20)
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
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