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Devil's Advocates: Pet Sematary

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Devil's Advocates: Pet Sematary. / McMurdo, Shellie.

Leighton Buzzard : Auteur, 2022.

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Harvard

McMurdo, S 2022, Devil's Advocates: Pet Sematary. Auteur, Leighton Buzzard.

APA

McMurdo, S. (Accepted/In press). Devil's Advocates: Pet Sematary. Auteur.

Vancouver

McMurdo S. Devil's Advocates: Pet Sematary. Leighton Buzzard: Auteur, 2022.

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McMurdo, Shellie. / Devil's Advocates: Pet Sematary. Leighton Buzzard : Auteur, 2022.

Bibtex

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