John Dickson Carr a critical study by S. T. Joshi

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Published by Bowling Green State University Popular Press in Bowling Green, Ohio .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Carr, John Dickson, 1906-1977 -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Detective and mystery stories, American -- History and criticism

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 146-188) and index.

Book details

StatementS.T. Joshi.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3505.A763 Z75 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 195 p. ;
Number of Pages195
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2229245M
ISBN 100879724773, 0879724781
LC Control Number89081706

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