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Gangsters, Detectives and Murderers

by Ian McEwan Author · Damon Runyon Author


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Gangsters, Detectives, Madmen and Murderers is a classicand modern short story collection of strange, occasionally bloodthirsty, and often amusing tales about the characters and experiences that lurk at the fringes of our lives. From a man who will bet his own child on his dog, to a madman who is infectious and a cameo by Lee Child's most famous assassin, these stories areas memorable as they are mischievous.

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    Narrator :
    Guy Paul
    Narrator :
    Jeff Harding
    Narrator :
    Stephen Thorne
    Author :
    Lee Child
    Author :
    Arthur Conan Doyle
    Narrator :
    John Guerrasio
    Narrator :
    Michael Jenn
    Author :
    Edgar Allan Poe
    Narrator :
    William Roberts
    Author :
    David Ballard
    Narrator :
    Gerard Fletcher
    Author :
    Danuta Reah
    Author :
    Ambrose Bierce
    Author :
    Arthur C. Clarke
    Author :
    Marjorie Ann Watts
    Author :
    Ian McEwan
    Author :
    Damon Runyon
    Narrator :
    Constantine Gregory
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