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...
[nice tight copy, with light wear to the extremities, spine is sun-browned]. The Penguin "Green" edition, under their "Mystery and Crime" heading, which was actually the first British edition. One of Woolrich's best novels, the first of only two that he published under his "George Hopley" pseudonym, apparently in an attempt to disassociate it from his previous genre fiction. A compelling story of a clairvoyant who can foretell death and disaster, it seved as the basis for a rather lackluster film adaptation starring Edward G. Robinson in 1948. View More...
[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...
Philadelphia/New York, J.B. Lippincott Company: (c.1946)
Edition: First Edition
Seller ID: 24312
Condition: Very Good- in Very Good+ dj
[front hinge starting and consequently quite tender, a handful of tiny dark stains to bottom edges of covers; jacket shows a bit of wear at ends of spine (mostly at top)]. A collection of eight Irish/Woolrich tales: "The Dancing Detective"; "Two Fellows in a Furnished Room" (filmed as THE GUILTY by Monogram Pictures in 1947); "The Light in the Window"; "Silent as the Grave"; "The Detective's Dilemma"; "Fur Jacket"; "Leg Man"; and "The Fingernail." View More...
[minor shelfwear only, a bit of soiling and age-toning to edges of text block; jacket shows just a touch of edgewear]. Collection of seven Irish/Woolrich short stories, reprinted from various detective pulps: the title story; "The Dog with the Wooden Leg"; "The Lie"; "Hot Towel"; "Wardrobe Trunk" (previously published as "Dilemma of the Dead Lady"); "Wild Bill Hiccup"; "Subway"; and "Husband." View More...
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...
Garden City NY, Doubleday, Doran & Co. , for the Crime Club: 1944
Edition: First Edition
Seller ID: 14298
(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...
[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...