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The Vintage book of classic crime

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Published by Vintage Books in New York .
Written in English


  • Detective and mystery stories.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesBook of classic crime, Classic crime
Statementedited by Michael Dibdin.
SeriesVintage crime/Black Lizard
ContributionsDibdin, Michael.
LC ClassificationsPN6071.D45 V56 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 445 p. ;
Number of Pages445
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL972748M
ISBN 100679768556
LC Control Number96009620

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