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    Cornell Woolrich(Author)
A man. A woman. A kiss in the dark. That is how it begins. But before his nightmare ends, Prescott Marshall will learn that kisses and darkness can both hide evil intent - and that the worst darkness of all may be lurking inside him.

Lost for more than half a century and never before published under Cornell Woolrich's real name, FRIGHT is a breathtaking noir crime novel worthy of the writer who has been called "the Hitchcock of the written word" and "one of the giants of mystery fiction."

Cornell Woolrich is widely regarded as the twentieth century's finest writer of pure suspense fiction. Author of numerous classic novels and short stories (many turned into classic films) such as Rear Window, The Bride Wore Black, The Night Has a Thousand Eyes, and I Married a Dead Man, Woolrich began writing in the 1920s with novels that won him comparisons to F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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  • PDF | 254 pages
  • Cornell Woolrich(Author)
  • Hard Case Crime (29 Mar. 2011)
  • English
  • 3
  • Crime, Thrillers & Mystery
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  • By David W. Roberts on 10 September 2007

    I've been waiting for this to be reprinted for ages. A few years ago I bought a copy of it in Italian (Woolrich aficionados note, quite a lot of his stuff is available in Italian and Spanish). It took me over a month to read, and my at the end of it not only was my Italian much improved but I knew I'd read a classic. A brilliant study of guilt - perhaps comparable with Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment. The Italian title is Vortice di Paura (Vortex of Fear), and to my mind that's a much better title. The "hero" starts off as a fairly ordinary sort of guy, but the way he deals with one problem creates another, the way he deals with that creates another, he descends more and more into paranoia and his actions become more and more desperate. You can empathise with him and despise him at the same time - the balance between the two changes as you get further into the book.

  • By Black Mask on 22 September 2008

    This is my third Woolrich novel and he's just not doing it for me. I'm a big fan of Jim Thompson, Stark, Spillane and James M. Cain but it just doesn't seem to be happening for me and Cornell.

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