Detective Fiction

A Collection of Critical Essays by Winks, Robin W.

Publisher: Countryman Pr

Written in English
Published: Pages: 301 Downloads: 603
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  • Mystery/Suspense,
  • Mystery And Suspense Fiction,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • Mystery & Detective Fiction,
  • Detective and mystery stories,
  • History and criticism,
  • Mystery and detective stories
The Physical Object
Number of Pages301
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8173638M
ISBN 100881501085
ISBN 109780881501087

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