Dialogues of the dead, or, Paronomania! : a word game for two players by Reginald Hill

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Published by Delacorte Press in New York .

Written in English

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  • Yorkshire (England),
  • England,
  • Yorkshire


  • Dalziel, Andrew (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.,
  • Pascoe, Peter (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.,
  • Police -- England -- Yorkshire -- Fiction.,
  • Yorkshire (England) -- Fiction.

Edition Notes

Book details

Other titlesDialogues of the dead, Paronomania!
StatementReginald Hill.
LC ClassificationsPR6058.I448 D5 2002
The Physical Object
Pagination424 p. ;
Number of Pages424
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3950296M
ISBN 100385336004
LC Control Number2001042392

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