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The martini shot

a novel

by Peter Craig

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  • 37 Currently reading

Published by W. Morrow and Co. in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
    • Subjects:
    • Problem families -- Fiction,
    • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      StatementPeter Craig.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3553.R229 M37 1998
      The Physical Object
      Pagination273 p. ;
      Number of Pages273
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL694575M
      ISBN 100688156584
      LC Control Number97041898
      OCLC/WorldCa37688410

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