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Shamus Winners Private Eye Stories volume 1 anthology edited by Robert J. Randisi  "The Shamus Winners: America's Best Private Eye Stories - Volume I, 1982-1995"
[2010] Edited by Robert J. Randisi

includes 13 short stories by Linda Barnes, Lawrence Block, Max Allan Collins, Brendan DuBois, Loren D. Estleman, Ed Gorman, Sue Grafton, John Lutz, Marcia Muller, Nancy Pickard, Bill Pronzini, Benjamin M. Schutz & Mickey Spillane
Perfect Crime 9x6 pb [7/2010] for $14.95
Shamus Winners Private Eye Stories volume 2 anthology edited by Robert J. Randisi  "The Shamus Winners: America's Best Private Eye Stories - Volume II, 1996-2009"
[2010] Edited by Robert J. Randisi

includes 14 short stories by Mitch Alderman, O'Neil De Noux, Brendan DuBois, Loren D. Estleman, Terence Faherty, Gar Anthony Haywood, Jeremiah Healy, Ceri Jordan, John Lutz, Lia Matera, Warren Murphy, I.J. Parker, Carolyn Wheat & Michael Wiecek
Perfect Crime 9x6 pb [7/2010] for $14.95
A Century of Detection anthology edited by John Cullen Gruesser  "A Century of Detection: Twenty Great Mystery Stories, 1841-1940" [2010]
Edited by John Cullen Gruesser

Short stories written by G.K. Chesterton, Wilkie Collins, Arthur Conan Doyle, Ralph Ellison, Mary Wilkins Freeman, Susan Glaspell, Anna Katharine Green, Dashiell Hammett, Bret Harte, Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Cornell Woolrich, and 8 others
Kindle Edition from McFarland & Co. [9/2010] for $13.33
McFarland & Co. 9¾x7 pb [9/2010] for $26.96

Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories anthology edited by Otto Penzler  "The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories" [2010]
Edited & with Foreword by Otto Penzler, Introduction by Keith Alan Deutsch

featured authors include: Katherine Brocklebank (“Bracelets”); Raymond Chandler (“Try The Girl”); George Harmon Coxe ("Fall Guy"); Carroll John Daly ("Knights of the Open Palm"); Lester Dent (“Luck”, the early, unpublished draft of his oft-anthologized “Sail”); Erle Stanley Gardner ("Come and Get It"); William Campbell Gault ("The Bloody Bokhara"); Frank Gruber ("Ask Me Another"); Brett Halliday ("A Taste for Cognac"); Dashiell Hammett (the serial version of "Maltese Falcon", which is quite different from the book); C.M. Kornbluth ("Beer-Bottle Polka"); John D. MacDonald ("Murder in One Syllable"); Horace McCoy ("Dirty Work"); Richard Sale ("The Dancing Rats"); Raoul Whitfield (novel "Murder In The Ring" with Filipino detective Jo Gar, first book publication); and Cornell Woolrich ("Borrowed Crime"); other authors include: Cleve F. Adams, Dwight V. Babcock, W.T. Ballard, Wyatt Blassingame, Charles G. Booth, Fredric Brown, Walter C. Brown, Hugh B. Cave, Whitman Chambers, D.L. Champion, Dale Clark, William Cole, Peter Collinson, Richard Connell, Merle Constiner, Ray Cummings, Frederick C. Davis, Norbert Davis, Ramon Decolta, Richard Deming, Bruno Fischer, Steve Fisher, Charles M. Green, Day Keene, Julius Long, Don M. Mankiewicz, Frederick Nebel, Milton K. Ozaki, Norvell Page, Talmadge Powell, Robert Reeves, William Rollins Jr., Hank Searls, Stewart Sterling, H.H. Stinson, Theodore A. Tinsley, and Thomas Walsh
Kindle Edition from Vintage/Random House [5/2012] for $11.99
Vintage/Black Lizard 9x7 pb [9/2010] for $19.17

Best American Noir of the Century anthology edited by James Ellroy & Otto Penzler  "The Best American Noir of The Century" [39 stories 2010] Edited by James Ellroy & Otto Penzler
featured authors include Charles Beaumont, Lawrence Block, Gil Brewer, James Lee Burke ("Texas City, 1947"), James M. Cain ("Pastorale"), Lorenzo Carcaterra, Christopher Coake, Thomas H. Cook, James Crumley ("Hot Springs"), Jeffery Deaver, Harlan Ellison, editor Ellroy ("Since I Don't Have You"), Ed Gorman, Stephen Greenleaf, Patricia Highsmith ("Slowly, Slowly In The Wind"), Dorothy B. Hughes, Evan Hunter ("The Last Spin"), MacKinlay Kantor ("Gun Crazy"), Dennis Lehane, Elmore Leonard ("When The Women Come Out To Dance"), David Morrell, Joyce Carol Oates ("Faithless"), Mickey Spillane ("The Lady Says Die!"), Jim Thompson ("Forever After"), F.X. Toole, Cornell Woolrich ("For The Rest of Her Life")
Kindle Edition from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt [10/2011] for $9.99
Mariner Books 8¼x5½ pb [10/2011] for $12.33
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 9x6 hardcover [10/2010] for $30.00

Discount Noir anthology in Kindle format  "Discount Noir" anthology for Kindle [2010] Edited by Patricia Abbott & Steve Weddle
Kindle Edition from Untreed Reads [10/2010] for $2.51
Editors asked fellow writers to create noir tales taking place at the local 'Megamart' store; contains 42 stories in 163 pages, by authors: Jack Bates, Eric Beetner, Laura Benedict, Fleur Bradley, Cormac Brown, Toni McGee Causey, Bill Crider, John DuMond, Chad Eagleton, Loren Eaton, Garnett Elliot, J.T. Ellison, Anne Frasier, Ed Gorman, Chris Grabenstein, Alan Griffiths, Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen, Evan Lewis, Sophie Littlefield, Todd Mason, John McFetridge, Kyle Minor, Donna Moore, Daniel B. O'Shea, Eric Peterson, Byron Quertermous, Keith Rawson, James Reasoner, Stephen D. Rogers, Randy Rohn, Kathleen A. Ryan, Sandra Scoppettone, Sandra Seamans, Kieran Shea, Gerald So, Jay Stringer, Albert Tucher, Jeff Vande Zande, John Weagly, Dave Zeltserman, editor Abbott, and editor Weddle

Top Suspense: 13 Classic Stories anthology edited by Dave Zeltserman  "Top Suspense: 13 Classic Stories By 12 Masters of The Genre" [2011]
Edited by Dave Zeltserman

13 short stories by mystery authors Max Allan Collins, Bill Crider, Stephen Gallagher, Lee Goldberg, Joel Goldman, Ed Gorman, Libby Fischer Hellmann, Vicki Hendricks, Naomi Hirahara, Paul Levine, Harry Shannon, and editor Zeltserman – and the story "The Chase" by Top Suspense Group
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [3/2011] for $2.99
CreateSpace 8½x5½ pb [3/2011] for $8.99
Somewhere in Crime anthology from Central Coast Mystery Writers  "Somewhere In Crime: Historical Mysteries" anthology [2011]
15 stories in 242 pages from Central Coast Mystery Writers; authors include Warren Bull, Molly Rae Doust, Eileen Dunbaugh, Paul Fahey, D.K. Farris, Victoria Heckman (2), Lori Hines, K.M. Kavanagh, Gay Totl Kinman, Nan Mahon, Sue McGinty (editor), Anne Schroeder, Margaret Searles (editor), and Susan Tuttle
Kindle Edition from Revenge Publng [11/2011] for $2.99
Revenge Publng 8½x5½ pb [11/2011] for $14.95
Tales From The Pulps #4 book  "Tales From The Pulps #4" [mag 2011, book 2012] Edited by Jerry L. Schneider
Issue #4 dated 2011; stories by Eando Binder, Ralph Milne Farley, Tony Fowler, Raymond Z. Gallun, W.C. MacAllister, Capt. Kerry McRoberts, A. Hyatt Verrill, Reeve Walker, Robert Moore Williams, and Kenneth P. Wood
CreateSpace 10x7 pb [1/2012] for $15.00
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Mystery Writers of America / Vengeance anthology edited by Lee Child  "Mystery Writers of America Presents Vengeance" [2012]
Edited & with Introduction by Lee Child

Kindle Edition from Mulholland Books [4/2012] for $9.99
Mulholland Books 8½x5½ pb [4/2013] for $11.96
Mulholland Books 9¾x6½ hardcover [4/2012] out of print/60+ used
the 21 contributing member/authors are: Alafair Burke, editor Child, Michael Connelly, Mike Cooper, Brendan DuBois, Jim Fusilli, Michelle Gagnon, Darrell James, C.E. Lawrence, Dennis Lehane, Steve Liskow, Rick McMahan, Adam Meyer, Dreda Say Mitchell, Michael Niemann, Twist Phelan, Zoë Sharp, Karin Slaughter, Orest Stelmach, Anne Swardson, and Janice Law Trecker

Vintage Detective Stories anthology edited by D.S. Davies  "Vintage Detective Stories" [2013] Edited by David Stuart Davies
Selected stories from authors including Stacy Aumonier, Robert Barr, Arnold Bennett, Ernest Bramah, G.K. Chesterton, Dick Donovan, Arthur Conan Doyle, J.S. Fletcher, R. Austin Freeman, Jacques Futrelle, E.W. Hornung, Herbert Jenkins, Maurice Leblanc, Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur B. Reeve, 'Sapper', Sir Basil Thomson, Edgar Wallace, Victor L. Whitechurch, and Mrs. Henry Wood
Collector’s Library hardcover [3/2013] for $11.15
Beat To A Pulp Hardboiled 2 anthology edited by David Cranmer & Scott D. Parker   "Beat To A Pulp: Hardboiled 2" [2013] Edited by David Cranmer & Scott D. Parker
thirteen stories from authors Jedidiah Ayres, Eric Beetner, Charles Boeckman, Jen Conley, Wayne Dundee, Matthew C. Funk, Edward A. Grainger, B.V. Lawson, Paul S. Powers, Robert J. Randisi, Tom Roberts, Kieran Shea, and Jay Stringer
Kindle Edition from BEAT to a PULP [4/2013] for 99¢ {sic}
BEAT to a PULP 9x6 pb [4/2013] for $7.99
Kwik Krimes mystery anthology edited by Otto Penzler  "Kwik Krimes" anthology [2013] Edited by Otto Penzler
Penzler has rounded up 81 crime stories, all of them copyright 2013 and under 1,000 words long; contributors include Loren D. Estleman, Jim Fusilli, Ed Gorman, Ron Goulart, Jamie Harrison, Gar Anthony Haywood, Jeremiah Healy, and Steve Hockensmith
Kindle Edition from Thomas & Mercer [8/2013] for $3.99 {sic}
Thomas & Mercer 8¼x5 pb [8/2013] for $8.97
Shamus Sampler detective stories in Kindle format edited by Jochem Vandersteen  "The Shamus Sampler: New Detective Stories From Around The World" [2013]
Edited by Jochem Vandersteen

includes Introduction by Reed Farrel Coleman and 14 stories by J.L Abramo, Bill Crider, Peter DiChellis, Keith Dixon, Sean Benjamin Dexter, Michael Haskins, Jeffrey Marks, Stephen D. Rogers, Kit Rohrbach, Graham Smith, editor Vandersteen, Jim Winter, Tim Wohlforth, and Fred Zackel
Kindle Edition from Sons of Spade [11/2013] for $2.99 {sic}
Beat To A Pulp Hardboiled 3 anthology edited by David Cranmer & Elise Wright  "Beat To A Pulp: Hardboiled 3" [2013] Edited by David Cranmer & Elise Wright
nine stories from authors Patti Abbott, Fred Blosser, Hilary Davidson, Chris F. Holm, Sophie Littlefield, Andrew Nette, Keith Rawson, Kieran Shea, and Josh Stallings
Kindle Edition from BEAT to a PULP [11/2013] for 99¢ {sic}
BEAT to a PULP 8x5¼ pb [11/2013] for $7.99

Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries anthology edited by Otto Penzler  "The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries" [2014]
Edited & with Introduction by Otto Penzler

"68 of the best of the best", in more than 900 pages; authors include Margery Allingham, E.C. Bentley, Lawrence Block, Fredric Brown, John Dickson Carr, G.K. Chesterton, Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot), Wilkie Collins, Edmund Crispin, Carter Dickson, Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes), Lord Dunsany, Stanley Ellin, R. Austin Freeman, Jacques Futrelle (2), Erle Stanley Gardner, Dashiell Hammett (Continental Op), Edward D. Hoch (2), Michael Innes, McKinlay Kantor, H.R.F. Keating, Stephen King, John Lutz, Edgar Allan Poe, Melville Davisson Post (2), Bill Pronzini, Ellery Queen, Dorothy L. Sayers, Georges Simenon (Jules Maigret), Manly Wade Wellman, P.G. Wodehouse — and many more
Kindle Edition from Vintage/Random House [10/2014] for $10.99
Vintage pb [10/2014] for $18.63

A Murder of Mysteries 20-novel ebook bundle from Crossroad Press/Gordian Knot  "A Murder of Mysteries: A Twenty-Novel eBook Bundle of Mystery and Suspense" [2014]
Kindle Edition from Crossroad Press/Gordian Knot [12/2014] for $2.99
'limited edition' ebook with twenty mystery novels, each the first of a series, from authors Neal Barrett Jr., William Bayer (2 novels), Raymond Benson, Bill Crider (3), Ed Gorman (2), Rob MacGregor, T.J. MacGregor (2), Patricia Lee Macomber, Jeff Markowitz, Deborah Morgan, Dave Pedneau, Bill Pronzini, Robert J. Randisi, David Niall Wilson, and T.M. Wright


"Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of The 1940s & 50s" Box Set
Kindle Edition bundle from Library of America [9/2015] for $39.98
Library of America 8¼x5¼ 8¼x5¼x2¾" wide slipcover 2-book set [9/2015] for $44.04

Women Crime Writers: Four Suspense Novels of the 1940s omnibus book from Library of America  "Women Crime Writers: Four Suspense Novels of The 1940s: Laura, The Horizontal Man, In A Lonely Place, and The Blank Wall" [2015] Edited by Sarah Weinman
includes "Laura" [1942] by Vera Caspary [1899-1987], which was adapted as a classic 1944 film starring Gene Tierney; "The Blank Wall" [1947] by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding [1889-1955], which was adapted as a film twice: in 1949 as "The Reckless Moment" directed by Max Ophüls, and in 2001 as "The Deep End" starring Tilda Swinton; "In A Lonely Place" [1947] by Dorothy B. Hughes [1904-93], which was adapted as a 1950 film noir starring Humphrey Bogart; and "The Horizontal Man" [1948] by Helen Eustis [1916-2015], which was adapted as a 1965 film starring Anthony Perkins & Edward Albert
Kindle Edition from Library of America [9/2015] for $19.99
Library of America 8¼x5¼ hardcover [9/2015] for $22.60
Women Crime Writers: Four Suspense Novels of the 1950s omnibus book from Library of America  "Women Crime Writers: Four Suspense Novels of The 1950s: Mischief, The Blunderer, Beast In View, and Fools' Gold"
[2015] Edited by Sarah Weinman

"Mischief" [1951] by Charlotte Armstrong [1905-69], which was adapted as a 1991 TV movie; "The Blunderer" [1954] by Patricia Highsmith [1921-95], which was adapted as 1963 b&w French film "Enough Rope"; "Beast In View" [1955] by Margaret Millar [1915-94] won the Edgar Award for Best Novel, was filmed twice for TV; "Fools' Gold" [1958] by Dolores Hitchens [1907-73], which was adapted as 1964 b&w French film "Bande à Part" directed by Jean-Luc Godard
Kindle Edition from Library of America [9/2015] for $19.99
Library of America 8¼x5¼ hardcover [9/2015] for $25.09


'Happy Homicides' anthology in Kindle format  "Happy Homicides: Thirteen Cozy Holiday Mysteries" for Kindle [2015 Amazon bestseller]
669-page Kindle Edition from Spot On Publng [10/2015] for 99¢ {sic}
Book 1 authors include: Annie Adams, Jenna Bennett, Linda Gordon Hengerer, Joyce & Jim Lavene, Camille Minichino, Neil Plakcy, Sara Rosett, Joanna Campbell Slan (2), Nancy Jill Thames, Teresa Trent, Nancy Warren, and Lois Winston
Sunshine Noir anthology in Kindle format edited by Annamaria Alfieri & Michael Stanley  "Sunshine Noir" for Kindle [17 stories; 2016] Edited by Annamaria Alfieri & Michael Stanley
Kindle Edition from White Sun Books [8/2016] for $4.99
The 17 authors and their settings are: Leye Adenle (Nigeria), editor Alfieri (British East Africa), Colin Cotterill (Thailand), Susan Froetschel (Yemen), Jason Goodwin (Istanbul), Paul Hardisty (Ethiopia), Greg Herren (New Orleans), Tamar Myers (Arizona), Barbara Nadel (Istanbul), Richie Narvaez (Puerto Rico), Kwei Quartey (Ghana), Jeffrey Siger (Greece), editor Stanley (Botswana), Nick Sweet (Spain), Timothy Williams (Caribbean), Robert Wilson (the Sahara), and Ovidia Yu (Singapore)
'Happy Homicides 2' anthology in Kindle format  "Happy Homicides 2: Thirteen Cozy Mysteries (Crimes of The Heart)" for Kindle [2016]
661-page Kindle Edition from Spot On Publng [2/2016] for 99¢ {sic}
Book 2 authors include: Annie Adams, Anna Celeste Burke, Kathi Daley, Carolyn Haines, Linda Gordon Hengerer, Camille Minichino, Neil Plakcy, Randy Rawls, Joanna Campbell Slan, Nancy Jill Thames, Maggie Touissant, Teresa Trent, and Elaine Viets
'Happy Homicides 3' anthology in Kindle format  "Happy Homicides 3: Summertime Crime" for Kindle [13 stories 2016]
940-page Kindle Edition from Spot On Publng [5/2016] for $2.99 {sic}
Book 3 authors include: Terry Ambrose, Linda Gordon Hengerer, Margaret Lucke, Jeffrey Marks, Randy Rawls, Deborah Sharp, Joanna Campbell Slan (2), Nancy Jill Thames, Maggie Toussaint, Teresa Trent, and C.A. Verstraete
Sleuthing Women mysteries omnibus in Kindle format  "Sleuthing Women: 10 First-in-Series Mysteries" for Kindle [10 novels 2016]
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2016] for 99¢ {sic}
the ten novels include: "Murder Among Neighbors" [1995] by Jonnie Jacobs; "The Hydrogen Murder" [1997] by Camille Minichino; "Murder Is A Family Business" [2005] by Heather Haven; "In For A Penny" [2008] by Maggie Toussaint; "Retirement Can Be Murder" [2009] by Susan Santangelo; "Dead Air" [2010] by Mary Kennedy; "A Dead Red Cadillac" [2011] by R.P. Dahlke; "Assault With A Deadly Glue Gun" [2011] by Lois Winston; "Skeleton In A Dead Space" [2011] by Judy Alter; and "Murder, Honey" [2014] by Vinnie Hansen
'Happy Homicides 4' anthology in Kindle format  "Happy Homicides 4: Fall Into Crime" for Kindle [13 stories 2016]
being sold as 'Limited Offer' Kindle Box Set: buy #4 and get #3 for FREE! (10/2016)
940-page Kindle Edition from Spot On Publng [8/2016] for 99¢ {sic}
Book 4 authors include: Terry Ambrose, Anna Celeste Burke, Nancy J. Cohen, Lesley A. Diehl, Linda Gordon Hengerer, Carole W. Price, Randy Rawls, Deborah Sharp, Joanna Campbell Slan (2), Nancy Jill Thames, Maggie Toussaint, and Teresa Trent

"Winter's Crimes" Anthology Series, 1969-1992
26 annual volumes edited by George Hardinge or Hilary Watson Hale or Maria Rejt
http://www.amazon.com/Winters-Crimes-1-George-Hardinge/dp/0333108272/
http://www.amazon.com/WINTERS-CRIMES-II-GEORGE-HARDINGE/dp/B000S67644/
http://www.amazon.com/Winters-Crimes-George-ed-HARDINGE/dp/0333120779/ = 2
http://www.amazon.com/Winters-Crimes-3-john-bingham/dp/0333128710/
http://www.amazon.com/Winters-crimes-4-George-Hardinge/dp/0333138813/
http://www.amazon.com/WINTERS-CRIMES-Virginia-editor-Whitaker/dp/B0014E7EUK/ = 5
http://www.amazon.com/Winters-crimes-6-George-Hardinge/dp/0333177037/
http://www.amazon.com/Winters-Crimes-Seven-George-Hardinge/dp/0333185447/
http://www.amazon.com/Winters-Crimes-No-Hilary-Watson/dp/0333185455/ = 8
http://www.amazon.com/Winters-Crimes-Hilary-ed-WATSON/dp/B000GLR3WQ/ = 8
http://www.amazon.com/Winters-Crimes-George-Hardinge/dp/031288236X/ = 9
http://www.amazon.com/Winters-Crimes-Hilary-editor-Watson/dp/0312882378/ = 10
http://www.amazon.com/Winters-Crimes-10-Hilary-Watson/dp/B0016TT1HW/ = 10
http://www.amazon.com/Winters-Crimes-George-Hardinge-editor/dp/0312882386/ = 11
http://www.amazon.com/Winters-Crimes-12-Watson-Hilary/dp/B001Q6BELQ/
http://www.amazon.com/Winters-Crimes-No-13-Hardinge/dp/0333318315/
http://www.amazon.com/Winters-Crimes-George-editor-Hardinge/dp/B001Q69KTO/ = 13
http://www.amazon.com/Winters-Crimes-14-Hilary-Watson/dp/0312882416/ = 14 by HWatson
http://www.amazon.com/Winters-Crimes-No-15-George-Hardinge/dp/0333350421/
http://www.amazon.com/Winters-Crimes-16-Hilary-Hale/dp/0312882432/
http://www.amazon.com/Winters-Crime-16/dp/B003VW1QNO/
http://www.amazon.com/Winters-Crimes-No-George-Hardinge/dp/0333391500/ = 17
http://www.amazon.com/Winters-Crimes-18-Hilary-Hale/dp/0312001010/
http://www.amazon.com/Winters-Crimes-19-Hillary-Hale/dp/038524326X/
http://www.amazon.com/Winters-Crimes-Hilary-edited-HALE/dp/B000YAZ50Q/ = 19
http://www.amazon.com/Winters-Crimes--20-Hillary-Hale/dp/0385262116/
http://www.amazon.com/Winters-Crimes-No-22/dp/0745156746/
http://www.amazon.com/Winters-Crimes-23-Maria-Rejt/dp/0333559215/
http://www.amazon.com/Winters-Crimes-No-24-Maria-Rejt/dp/0333584686/
http://www.amazon.com/Best-Winters-Crimes-Ambler-H-R-F-Keating/dp/0333424972/
http://www.amazon.com/Best-Winters-Crimes-Anthony-P-B-Yuill/dp/0333427408/ = 1986

The Giant Book of Crime Stories anthology edited by George Hardinge  "The Giant Book of Crime Stories" [1991] Edited by George Hardinge
Stories written between 1969 and 1985 for the "Winter's Crime" anthology series above by authors that include Eric Ambler, John Bingham, Christianna Brand, Agatha Christie, Francis Clifford, Lionel Davidson, Colin Dexter, Dick Francis, Michael Gilbert, Patricia Highsmith, P.M. Hubbard, P.D. James, Harry Keating, James McClure, Ellis Peters, Ruth Rendell, George Sims, and Julian Symons – plus a rare short story by crime fiction critic Anthony Lejeune; another story featuring almost-forgotten British private eye Hazell (by writer Gordon Williams & footballer Terry Venables); the brilliant "Boudicca Killing" by Anthony Price set in Roman Britain; and Edmund Crispin's "We Know You’re Busy Writing, But We Thought You Wouldn’t Mind If We Just Dropped In For A Minute"
Magpie Books 8½x5½ pb [1991] out of print/used

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