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Author: Friedrich Dürrenmatt; Joel Agee
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Set in a small town in Switzerland, The Pledge centers around the murder of a young girl and the detective who promises the victim's mother he will find the perpetrator. After deciding the wrong man has been arrested for the crime, the detective lays a trap for the real killer--with all the patience of a master fisherman. But cruel turns of plot conspire to make him pay dearly for his pledge ..."--Publisher  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
German fiction
Electronic books
Fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dürrenmatt, Friedrich.
Pledge.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006008928
(OCoLC)65064504
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Friedrich Dürrenmatt; Joel Agee
ISBN: 9780226530680 022653068X
OCLC Number: 1015309742
Notes: Translated from the German.
Fiction.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (172 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Other Titles: Versprechen.
Responsibility: Friedrich Dürrenmatt ; translated by Joel Agee.
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"Set in a small town in Switzerland, The Pledge centers around the murder of a young girl and the detective who promises the victim's mother he will find the perpetrator. After deciding the wrong man has been arrested for the crime, the detective lays a trap for the real killer--with all the patience of a master fisherman. But cruel turns of plot conspire to make him pay dearly for his pledge ..."--Publisher description.

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"A stark essay in crime and pursuit, as terse and assured in construction as the best of Simenon.-- (09/11/1959) "An unusual and arresting novel of crime and detection. Mr. D rrenmatt is an Read more...

 
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