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Robert J.Randisi


Books by Robert J.Randisi
First Cases by Robert J.RandisiFirst Cases by Robert J.Randisi
A mystery anthology follows the first appearances and first short stories of several favorite characters and includes contributions by such authors as Sue Grafton, Sara Paretsky, Max Allan Collins, Lawrence Read More...
Pages: 266

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The Finkler Question
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