Author:Woolrich, Cornell


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By: Hopley, George (pseud. for Cornell Woolrich)

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Rinehart and Company, Inc.: (c.1950)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16835

Condition: Very Good in Good dj

(price-clipped) [bottom of book shelfworn (thin paper covering of boards worn through at numerous points), bottom front corner lightly bumped; jacket edgeworn, some shallow chipping along top edge (no loss of text or graphics), various other small tears, etc. The second (and last) novel published by Woolrich under the "George Hopley" pseudonym, which actually derived from his full name, Cornell George Hopley-Woolrich. The action is set, rather unusually for Woolrich, in 1915. View more info

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Strangler's Serenade

By: Irish, William (pseud. for Cornell Woolrich)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Walter J. Black: (c.1951)

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 14245

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj

[light bumping to spine ends, otherwise a nice clean copy; jacket shows moderate wear at edges and extremities, slight paper loss at top of spine (just nicking the first "S" in the title a bit), split along top rear foldover, front panel a little rubbed]. A New York detective who's supposed to be taking it easy, on vacation at "Joseph's Vineyard," runs into a murder case, in that way that vacationing detectives invariably do. "What could be the connection between an quiet, elderly male boarder, an indolent, middle-aged toper, a dim-witted youth who lived on the beach and w... View more info

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Phantom Lady

By: Irish, William (pseud. of Cornell Woolrich)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Philadelphia/New York, J. B. Lippincott Company: (c.1942)

Edition: 3rd printing

Seller ID: 6144


Condition: Very Good

(no dust jacket) [solid copy with moderate overall wear, some fading to spine cloth; ffep torn out, which has left the front hinge exposed but not separated]. Irish/Woolrich classic, which starts out with both a great dedication ("To Apartment 605, Hotel M----- / in unmitigated thankfulness (at not being in it any more") and a terrific first chapter title ("The Hundred and Fiftieth Day Before the Execution"). A terrific yarn, and the basis for the highly-regarded 1944 movie of the same name, directed by Robert Siodmak and produced by Joan Harrison, who cut her teeth as an assi... View more info

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The Black Path of Fear

By: Woolrich, Cornell

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday, Doran & Co. , for the Crime Club: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14298

Condition: Fair

(no dust jacket) [ex-lending library book (label and various stamps on front pastedown), heavily worn (especially at bottom corners), hinges tender although not cracked; should be considered a READING COPY only]. Dark suspense yarn set in Havana. Filmed, somewhat, as a B-noir (THE CHASE) in 1946, with uninspired direction (by Arthur Ripley) and Bob Cummings (who was no Bob Mitchum) in the lead. Too bad this copy isn't prettier, but I can't help that. If you're so inclined, you could dress it up with a facsimile dust jacket, and as long as it stayed on the shelf nobody would be the wiser. View more info

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Manhattan Love Song

By: Woolrich, Cornell

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston, Gregg Press: 1980

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 24079

ISBN: 0-8398-2659-1

Condition: Fine in Fine dj

[very nice copy, no discernible wear to either book or jacket]. (The Gregg Press Mystery Series) Series Reprint of Woolrich's early novel, originally published by William Godwin in 1932. This was the last of Woolrich's six "straight" novels, published before he turned to the suspense-with-a-twist genre that ultimately made his reputation. In a new introduction to this edition, his biographer Francis M. Nevins Jr. discusses these early works, and points out the various indicators throughout this book that show the direction in which Woolrich's writing was already trending. View more info