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poisonous pen of Agatha Christie

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Published by University of Texas Press in Austin .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976 -- Knowledge -- Chemistry.,
  • Detective and mystery stories, English -- History and criticism.,
  • Poisoners in literature.,
  • Poisoning in literature.,
  • Poisons in literature.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-268) and index.

    StatementMichael C. Gerald.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6005.H66 Z653 1993
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 276 p. ;
    Number of Pages276
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1731913M
    ISBN 100292765355
    LC Control Number92036476


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