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Lise | 2 comments The book Harm None and the book Too Clever by Half are part of the same series but are books 1 & 2, respectively. They have been combined and appear as being different editions of the same book whereas they are actually two different novels. To confuse things, there is a second entry for Too Clever by Half and neither of the books has an ISBN. I couldn't figure out how to part them without causing my own harm so I was hoping that someone else could separate them for me. Thanks!


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Gretel (gretelrot) | 75 comments Working on it.


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Gretel (gretelrot) | 75 comments Okay, so this is taking longer than expected as the problems are multiple. I have seperated the two books of the series but new problems arose: same edition twice, usually one without any info (several times for book 1 and 2), wrong and/or lacking info, etc.

I found one problem I can't solve that would need a super-librarian's access because the first edition from 28th July 2014 exists twice for book 1 "Harm None", one with isbn13, one without. Unfortunately the one without isbn13 has too many reviews for me to delete. I already deleted other exact duplicates that were empty.

This is the first edition with lots of info lacking, including isbn13: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

This should be the original publication with all info: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

There's a copy edition of the same publication, incorrectly labelled "Harm Done" that I've deleted already so it should be gone any minute now.

We have a smilar problem with the second book in the series, where book editions exist two times, one with all the info, the other with just the title, no isbn/isbn13 etc, thus creating duplicates of the same book. However, I can't do much here as deleting becomes a problem because again, too many reviews.
I would ask another super-librarian to look into it.

Book 3 of the series should be fine, there are only two editions, so no problem with duplicates. I added the missing info on the paperback version. The rest is fine.


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Arenda | 20786 comments Gretel wrote: "This is the first edition with lots of info lacking, including isbn13: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

This should be the original publication with all info: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
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These two editions you linked to are not duplicates, as they have a different cover.
However Harm None (Davies & West Mystery, #1) by Will North is a duplicate of Harm None by Will North .
I've separated these two editions - since merging a duplicate has to happen into the exactly matching edition - preparing for the merge.
The duplicate is now in the process of being merged, and I will recombine it with the other editions once the merge has gone through.
ETA: done

For future requests, when you need a superlibrarian to merge a duplicate, there is a dedicated thread for these requests: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


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Arenda | 20786 comments Gretel wrote: We have a smilar problem with the second book in the series, where book editions exist two times, one with all the info, the other with just the title, no isbn/isbn13 etc, thus creating duplicates of the same book. "

Looking at that now. Done, two duplicates merged.


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Gretel (gretelrot) | 75 comments Thanks for your help!

Alright, I will use the other thread in the future. Thank you for the link.


Lise | 2 comments Thank you both. I appreciate it!


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