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Book Information: Suspension of Mercy, a

Suspension of Mercy, a (1965) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Sydney Bartleby has killed his wife, Alicia; at least he has thought about it, compulsively, over and over again, plotting schemes, designing escapes, forging alibis. Of course he has; he's a mystery script-writer. But when Alicia takes a long, unannounced vacation, Sydney seizes the opportunity to perfect his artistic method.

Original title: A Suspension of Mercy
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryCrime/Caper

Edition #1: Suspension of Mercy, a

Suspension of Mercy, a (1965)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Suspension of Mercy, a (August 2001)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393321975
Dimensions: 5.54 x 8.38 x .63
Pages: 224

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