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A kiss before dying

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Published by New American Library in New York, NY .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Orig. publ.: New York : Simon & Schuster, cop. 1953.

Statementby Ira Levin
SeriesSignet book ; 1147
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Pagination191 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25216056M

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