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A good death by Elizabeth Ironside

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Published by Felony & Mayhem Press in New York .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

StatementElizabeth Ironside.
LC ClassificationsPR6059.R6 G66 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17050976M
ISBN 101934609196
ISBN 109781934609194
LC Control Number2008034542

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