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Son of Gun in cheek

Bill Pronzini

Son of Gun in cheek

by Bill Pronzini

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Published by Mysterious Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • English-speaking countries
    • Subjects:
    • Detective and mystery stories, American -- History and criticism.,
    • Detective and mystery stories, English -- History and criticism.,
    • Popular literature -- English-speaking countries -- History and criticism.,
    • Crime in literature.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementBill Pronzini.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS374.D4 P73 1987
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 229 p. ;
      Number of Pages229
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2379361M
      ISBN 100892962763
      LC Control Number87007872
      OCLC/WorldCa15592147

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