The Mammoth Book of Great Detective Stories

by Herbert Van Thal

Publisher: Salem House Publishers

Written in English
Published: Pages: 864 Downloads: 275
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  • General,
  • Collections & anthologies of various literary forms,
  • Crime & mystery,
  • Detective and mystery stories,
  • Mystery and detective stories,
  • Short stories,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism
The Physical Object
Number of Pages864
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8474006M
ISBN 100948164034
ISBN 109780948164033

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