Classic crimes by Roughead, William

Cover of: Classic crimes | Roughead, William

Published by New York Review of Books in New York .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Great Britain

Subjects:

  • Murder -- Great Britain -- Case studies.,
  • Crime -- Great Britain -- Case studies.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Book details

Statementa selection from the works of William Roughead made by W. N. Roughead ; introduction by Luc Sante.
GenreCase studies.
ContributionsRoughead, W. N.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHV6535.G4 R56 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 560 p. ;
Number of Pages560
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6776279M
ISBN 100940322463
LC Control Number00009225

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