"He was the Poe of the Twentieth century, the poet of the shadows, the Hitchcock of the written word." Francis M. Nevins Jr., Cornell Woolrich historian and biographer.
I found the above quote at a Cornell Woolrich fan site and it aptly describes the suspenseful novels of the so called godfather of noir fiction. I did a bit of research on the net before writing this post and came to the conclusion that Cornell Woolrich was obviously a very strange man, as are his books.
The editions displayed below were published by Ballantine in the early 1980s. I love the noir retro covers. Cover artist not credited.
That’s it for crime fiction. Next I will be displaying my small collection of occult and horror books.