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Mystery fiction, theory and technique.

Marie F. Rodell

Mystery fiction, theory and technique.

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Published by Duell, Sloan & Pearce in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiction -- Technique.,
  • Detective and mystery stories -- Technique.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliography.

    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 230 p.
    Number of Pages230
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17766227M


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