The Times of London anthology of detective stories

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Published by Jonathan Cape in London .

Written in English

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  • Detective and mystery stories, English

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Other titlesTimes (London, England)
The Physical Object
Pagination251 p.
Number of Pages251
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Open LibraryOL16676595M
ISBN 100381982548

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