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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2003

    A good read

    I brought this book along with me on a recent vacation. Once I started reading, I looked forward to getting back to the book every day. The story is compelling, the writing smooth and evocative, and the mystery confounding to the very end. I liked Epitaph very much.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2012

    Interesting plot but tricky to follow

    I borrowed this book from the library and had trouble reading it due to how it was converted to an epub book (writing very small and i couldn't change the font) but the plot was intriguing enough to make me but on my cheaters! This is at least the third book i've read from this author and every story line is completely different than anything i've read before and i enjoy them. This one also had a good plot but he almost needed to explain how it all tied together a little bit better at the end. I finally got it after reading the last chapter three times! However i hope Mr. Siegal continues writing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2006

    Great Book!

    This book was phenomenal! Very emotional & superbly suspenseful, this book moves at a fast pace without being too wordy. Plenty of twists to keep you interested. After reading 'Derailed', which I also highly enjoyed, I ordered this book online and was not disappointed. James Siegel is an excellent writer, and I can't wait to see him as successful as other top writers in his genre are - I just wish he could write faster! Read this book!

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    unique and entertaining investigative story

    Nearly eighty, retired private detective William Riskin goes to the nearby off track betting parlor to sweep the floor, read a throwaway newspaper, and place a bet or two. As he reads the obituaries, he finds the name of his former partner Jean Golblum. Jean, a war hero and concentration camp survivor, William, and Santini formed the Three Eyes Detective Agency in which they backed each other up and finished all cases. William has never forgotten that Jean assigned him to watch a cheating wife. However, the spouse was William¿s wife doing it with Santini. Though the agency stayed together, it was never the same. <P> William attends the funeral in which only the deceased¿s landlord arrives. William receives some junk from the landlord and soon realizes that his former partner was on a final case that he never completed. Honor makes William continue the investigation, but as he follows Jean¿s list of names with addresses, none match up except an obscure post card. Though seemingly futile, William continues to dig deeper and begins learning things he does not want to know about. <P> EPITAPH is a unique and entertaining investigative story in which the lead character struggles with his mental faculties to concentrate on the case. William makes the story because he is handicapped by his aging body and mind, but he keeps plugging away. Though the use of flashbacks proves bewildering and makes the story line difficult to follow at times, James Siegel has written an intriguing tale that hopefully is the start of more inquiries by William. <P>Harriet Klausner

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