“You can palpably feel the agony in Woolrich and his work.” (James Ellroy)
“The great master of the infinite terror of prosaic everyday detail.” (Anthony Boucher)
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Noir is a genre I hadn't read before, and I admit that it took some adjusting. People seem so docile about accepting a pitiful fate of being able to do nothing much when bad... Read morePublished 2 months ago by E. Phillips
Brilliantly written, with a prose not often seen in detective novels, and a plot that keeps the reader in manic fixation to the very last page. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Shelley
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. This is quite dated, so I wondered if it stood the test of time and I am happy to say it did. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Sy
The book got stronger as you read the book. Gave it only 4 stars because the first third of the book was not well conceived but the book finished strong.Published 13 months ago by David Lewis
Woolrich can write. The action carries the reader effectively through waves of fear, temporary relief, and remounting, sustained fear, to the last pages; some passages are... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Khirul
Great book. I love mysteries and this book definitely fit the bill. Suspense, murder, mystery, interesting plot. You wont be disappointed.Published 15 months ago by Raymond L. Grubbs
Somewhere I read that Cornell Woolrich was one of the best noir writers, largely overlooked now. This one rates at the top. He wrote some movies, too. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Jane