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The girl on the velvet swing

Simon Baatz

The girl on the velvet swing

sex, murder, and madness at the dawn of the twentieth century

by Simon Baatz

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Murder,
  • Trials (Murder),
  • Case studies

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-380) and index.

    StatementSimon Baatz
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV6534.N5 B33 2018
    The Physical Object
    Pagination392 pages
    Number of Pages392
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26946661M
    ISBN 100316396656
    ISBN 109780316396653
    LC Control Number2017942372
    OCLC/WorldCa1018380270


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