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Title:Black Betty (Easy Rawlins #4)
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Washington Square Press
ISBN:0743451783
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Number of Pages:368
Category:Fiction, Mystery, African american, Crime, Mystery thriller

Black Betty (Easy Rawlins #4) by Walter Mosley

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