The Body Snatcher and Other Tales Paperback – January 1, 2009
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- Item Weight : 3.67 ounces
- Paperback : 88 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1420932071
- ISBN-13 : 978-1420932072
- Product Dimensions : 5 x 0.21 x 7.99 inches
- Publisher : Digireads.com (January 1, 2009)
- Language: : English
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