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by Cornell Woolrich,Francis M. Nevins

eBook Night and Fear: A Centenary Collection of Stories download ISBN: 0786715537
Author: Cornell Woolrich,Francis M. Nevins
Publisher: Da Capo Press; Reprint edition (March 10, 2005)
Language: English
Pages: 416
ePub: 1139 kb
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Rating: 4.3
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

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Cornell Woolrich published his first novel in 1926, and throughout the next four decades his fiction riveted the reading public with . I had never heard of Cornell Woolrich before I randomly picked up this book at Half Price Books

Cornell Woolrich published his first novel in 1926, and throughout the next four decades his fiction riveted the reading public with unparalleled mystery, suspense, and horror. America's most popular pulp magazines published hundreds of his stories. Classic films like Hitchcock's Rear Window, Truffaut's The Bride Wore Black, and Tournier's Black Alibi came chillingly to the screen from his work. I had never heard of Cornell Woolrich before I randomly picked up this book at Half Price Books. It looked interesting, it was short stories, and it did not disappoint.

Cornell Woolrich published his first novel in 1926, and throughout the next four decades his fiction riveted the .

Cornell Woolrich published his first novel in 1926, and throughout the next four decades his fiction riveted the reading public with unparalleled mystery, suspense, and horror.

A Centenary Collection of Stories by Cornell Woolrich.

book by Cornell Woolrich. Cornell Woolrich published his first novel in 1926, and for four decades his fiction riveted the reading public with mystery, suspense, and horror. And that, in my opinion, pretty much nails it. Although, of course, there are differences.

Book DescriptionCornell Woolrich published his first novel in 1926, and throughout the next four decades his .

Book DescriptionCornell Woolrich published his first novel in 1926, and throughout the next four decades his fiction riveted the reading public with unparalleled mystery, suspense, and horror. America?s most popular pulp magazines published hundredsof his stories.

Short fiction collections. Love and Night: Unknown Stories (2007). Four Novellas of Fear (2010). I Wouldn’t Be in Your Shoes (1943). Beyond the Night (1959). The Dark Side of Love (1964). The Ten Faces of Cornell Woolrich (1965). After Dinner Story (1944). If I Should Die Before I Wake (1946). Borrowed Crime (1946). The Dancing Detective (1946).

Cornell George Hopley-Woolrich (December 4, 1903 – September 25, 1968) was an American novelist and short story writer who wrote using the name Cornell Woolrich, and sometimes the pseudonyms William Irish and George Hopley

Cornell George Hopley-Woolrich (December 4, 1903 – September 25, 1968) was an American novelist and short story writer who wrote using the name Cornell Woolrich, and sometimes the pseudonyms William Irish and George Hopley. His biographer, Francis Nevins J. rated Woolrich the fourth best crime writer of his day, behind Dashiell Hammett, Erle Stanley Gardner and Raymond Chandler.

March 2005 : USA Paperback.

Cornell Woolrich A Treasury of Stories. I was only trying to cheat death his last year spent in . . I was only trying to cheat death. rated Woolrich the fourth best crime writer of his day, behind only Dashiell Hammett, Erle Stanley Gardner and Raymond Chandler his last year spent in a wheelchair after the amputation of a gangrenous leg, thin as a rail, white as a ghost, wracked by diabetes and alcoholism and self-contempt.

Cornell Woolrich published his first novel in 1926, and throughout the next four decades his fiction riveted the reading public with unparalleled mystery, suspense, and horror. America's most popular pulp magazines published hundreds of his stories. Classic films like Hitchcock's Rear Window, Truffaut's The Bride Wore Black, and Tournier's Black Alibi came chillingly to the screen from his work. And novels like Deadline at Dawn, Rendezvous in Black, and Night Has a Thousand Eyes gained him the epithet "father of noir." Now with this new centenary volume of previously uncollected suspense fiction edited by Francis M. Nevins--recipient of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for criticism in the mystery field--a whole new generation of mystery readers, as well as his countless fans who have long loved his work, can thrill to the achievement of Cornell Woolrich, the writer deemed to be the Edgar Allan Poe of the twentieth century.
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For me, Woolrich is the best of all the Noir writers. Great stuff! Buy it!
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I had never heard of Cornell Woolrich before I randomly picked up this book at Half Price Books. It looked interesting, it was short stories, and it did not disappoint. Says the bio on the cover, "Cornell Woolrich wrote his first novel in 1926, and throughout the next four decades his fiction riveted the reading public with unparalleled mystery, suspense, and horror. America's most popular pulps - Dime Detective, Black Mask, and Detective Fiction Weekly - published hundreds of his stories." Movies such as Hitchcock's Rear Window were based on his work.

This collection, published in 2004, includes 14 of his short stories. The genre might be considered "noir." I could certainly see the sort of "Sin City" vibe as I read these stories. They kept my attention to the point that I didn't want to leave my breaks at work so I could finish the story I was reading.

One of my favorites, "The Case of the Killer-Diller," involved a young lady in a jazz band that played their own rendition of Ravel's "Bolero," which drove a person mad to the point that he killed someone every time he heard it. But he made the killing appear to be a suicide. No one seriously began questioning it until the third time.

Another good one, "The Heavy Sugar," was about some stolen jewelry that had been hidden in a sugar bowl in a local diner. A regular patron observes the strange behavior of a guy moving from table to table, ordering another cup of coffee, and then spooning sugar into it.

"The Fatal Footlights" told the tale of a woman killed by simply denying a necessity from her. You see, she danced in a burlesque show, completely covered in gold paint. Someone took her cleanser so she couldn't take it off between shows, which, ultimately, caused her death by prolonged exposure to the paint.

Some of the stories involve detectives, some don't. All of them involve some kind of crime. All of them are simply written, yet well-written, in order to capture the imagination and keep it held captive until the end.

I would love to find some more of Woolrich's work.