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Cornell Woolrich (1903–1968)

Author of The Bride Wore Black

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About the Author

Cornell Woolrich was born in New York City in 1903. While he was attending Columbia University, Woolrich wrote Children of the Ritz, which won a $10,000 prize. More than 30 of Woolrich's works have been adapted for films or TV, his most famous being Rear Window, an Alfred Hitchcock creation. The show more Cornell Woolrich Omnibus is a collection of his best works including Rear Window, I Married a Dead Man, and Waltz into Darkness. Cornell Woolrich died in 1968. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Works by Cornell Woolrich

The Bride Wore Black (1940) 482 copies
Rear Window [1954 film] (1954) — Story — 432 copies
Rendezvous in Black (1948) 343 copies
I Married a Dead Man (1948) 335 copies
Phantom Lady (1942) 306 copies
Waltz into Darkness (1947) 259 copies
Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1945) 245 copies
Fright (1950) 221 copies
The Black Angel (1943) 218 copies
The Black Curtain (1941) 187 copies
Deadline at Dawn (1944) 171 copies
Black Alibi (1942) 126 copies
The Black Path of Fear (1944) 114 copies
Nightwebs (1971) 90 copies
Into the Night (1987) 84 copies
Manhattan Love Song (1932) 72 copies
I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes (1943) 69 copies
Dark Melody of Madness (2012) 40 copies
The Bride Wore Black [1968 film] (1968) — Novel — 35 copies
Savage Bride (1950) 33 copies
Vampire's Honeymoon (1985) 32 copies
Appuntamenti in nero (1941) 32 copies
The Best of William Irish (1944) 31 copies
Une incroyable histoire (2002) 28 copies
New York Blues (1970) 25 copies
Nightmare (1956) 23 copies
Blind Date With Death (1937) 23 copies
Angels of Darkness (1978) 21 copies
Strangler's Serenade (1951) 18 copies
Marihuana (1941) 16 copies
After-Dinner Story (1944) 15 copies
The Chase [1946 film] (1946) — Author — 14 copies
The Doom Stone (1960) 14 copies
Beyond the Night (1959) 13 copies
Hotel Room (1958) 12 copies
Fear in the Night [1946 film] (1946) — Author; Author — 11 copies
The Dancing Detective (1951) 10 copies
Three O'Clock (1993) 9 copies
Deadly Night Call (1951) 9 copies
A Young Man's Heart (1930) 8 copies
La muerte y la ciudad (1986) 8 copies
Six Times Death (1944) 8 copies
Martha [1974 film] (1974) — Screenwriter — 7 copies
Cover charge (1926) 6 copies
Fenêtre sur cour (1975) 6 copies
Bluebeard's Seventh Wife (1952) 5 copies
Children of the Ritz (1927) 5 copies
The Black Series: Vol.2 (2018) 5 copies
La ventana indiscreta (1985) 5 copies
You'll Never See Me Again (1939) 5 copies
Obras escogidas (1969) 4 copies
Irish cocktail (1986) 4 copies
Irish bar (1986) 4 copies
Oeuvres choisies (1987) 4 copies
Irish revolver (1990) 4 copies
Dead Man Blues (1947) 4 copies
Eyes that Watch You (1997) 4 copies
Union City [1980 film] (1980) — Writer (original story) — 4 copies
裏窓 (1973) 3 copies
Violence (1991) 3 copies
Noir, c'est noir (1993) 3 copies
La toile de l'araignee (1993) 3 copies
Irish blues (1998) 3 copies
Irish follies (1987) 3 copies
Le diamant orphelin (1997) 3 copies
Spotkania w mroku (2006) 3 copies
Dernier Strip-tease (1998) 2 copies
Romans et nouvelles (2004) 2 copies
Irish hôtel (1998) 2 copies
Une peur noire (1988) 2 copies
Irish trophy (1978) 2 copies
Irish liberty (1989) 2 copies
Irish window (1987) 2 copies
Thriller: fünf ungekürzte Romane (1985) — Contributor — 2 copies
A intrusa (1948) 2 copies
And So To Death (1943) 2 copies
The Black Series: Vol.1 (2018) 2 copies
Vertigine (1989) 2 copies
ROMANZI 2 copies
Vingança diabólica (1948) 2 copies
Divorce a l'americaine (1989) 1 copy
Obras (1973) 1 copy
Une étude en noir (1988) 1 copy
Times Square 1 copy
Un Tramway nommé mort (1981) 1 copy
Meurtres a la seconde (1971) 1 copy
La rancon du hasard (1986) 1 copy
IRISH DETECTIVE (1987) 1 copy
Fué anoche 1 copy
Nuit noire 1 copy
Nouvelles, Volume 1 (1991) 1 copy
Mannequin (2013) 1 copy
Noční můry (2004) 1 copy
La núvia de negre (1992) 1 copy
The Time of her Life (1931) 1 copy
Nouvelles, Volume 2 (1991) 1 copy
Slepa noc (polish) (2009) 1 copy
Tokyo 1941 1 copy
La dernière nuit (1991) 1 copy
L'ultimo strip-tease (1995) 1 copy
Irish murder (1993) 1 copy

Associated Works

Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1930s and 40s (1997) — Contributor — 644 copies
The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps (2007) — Contributor — 531 copies
The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century (2000) — Contributor — 451 copies
The Best American Noir of the Century (2010) — Contributor — 357 copies
A Treasury of Great Mysteries, Volumes 1-2 (1957) — Contributor; Contributor — 262 copies
A Treasury of Great Mysteries, Volume 1 (1957) — Contributor — 205 copies
Arbor House Treasury of Horror and the Supernatural (1981) — Contributor — 196 copies
Masterpieces of Mystery and Suspense (1988) — Contributor — 189 copies
The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories (1996) — Contributor — 176 copies
Women Sleuths (1985) — Contributor — 129 copies
The Mammoth Book of Roaring Twenties Whodunnits (2004) — Contributor — 116 copies
The Big Book of Adventure Stories (2011) — Contributor — 112 copies
Ten Great Mysteries (1959) — Contributor — 101 copies
Great Short Tales of Mystery and Terror (1982) — Contributor — 79 copies
Lady on the Case: 22 Female Detective Stories (1988) — Contributor — 76 copies
20 Stories Pulp Fictions (1996) — Contributor — 69 copies
Tales of the Dead (1981) — Contributor — 64 copies
14 Great Detective Stories (1949) — Contributor — 57 copies
Baker's Dozen: 13 Short Mystery Novels (1987) — Contributor — 57 copies
Three Times Three: A Mystery Omnibus (1964) — Contributor — 57 copies
Alfred Hitchcock's Fear and Trembling (1948) — Contributor — 49 copies
Manhattan Noir 2: The Classics (2008) — Contributor — 48 copies
The Television Late-night Horror Omnibus (1993) — Contributor — 39 copies
Baker's Dozen: 13 Short Espionage Stories (1969) — Contributor — 35 copies
Baker's Dozen: 13 Short Horror Novels (1987) — Contributor — 33 copies
Midnight Specials (1977) — Contributor — 33 copies
The Vintage Book of Classic Crime (1993) — Contributor — 33 copies
101 Mystery Stories (1986) — Contributor — 26 copies
Manhattan Mysteries (1987) — Contributor; Contributor — 26 copies
Great Short Stories of the World (1965) — Contributor — 25 copies
Mississippi Mermaid [1969 film] (2001) — Original novel — 23 copies
Masterpieces of Mystery: The Fifties (1976) — Contributor — 22 copies
The Best Horror Stories (1977) — Contributor — 22 copies
Golden Age Bibliomysteries (2023) — Contributor — 21 copies
And the Darkness Falls (1946) — Contributor — 21 copies
New Crimes 1 (1989) — Contributor — 20 copies
The Mammoth Book of Movie Detectives and Screen Crimes (1998) — Contributor — 20 copies
Merchants of Menace: An Anthology of Mystery Stories (1969) — Contributor — 20 copies
Ellery Queen's Mystery Mix (1962) — Contributor — 19 copies
The Leopard Man [1943 film] (1943) — Original novel — 18 copies
Lethal Black Book (1965) — Contributor — 18 copies
Kill or Cure (1985) — Contributor — 17 copies
Black Angel [1946 film] (1946) — Original novel — 16 copies
Masterpieces of Mystery: More from the Sixties (1979) — Contributor — 16 copies
Murder on Trial (1994) — Contributor — 14 copies
Twelve American Crime Stories (1998) — Contributor — 13 copies
Mehr Morde (1961) — Contributor — 13 copies
The Story Pocket Book (1944) — Contributor — 13 copies
Bakers Dozen: 13 Short Detective Novels (1987) — Contributor — 12 copies
Great American Detective Stories (1945) — Contributor — 12 copies
The Mystery Companion (1948) — Contributor — 12 copies
Dark Lessons: Crime and Detection on Campus (1984) — Contributor — 8 copies
Armchair Horror Collection (1994) — Contributor — 7 copies
Murder for the Millions (1946) — Contributor; Contributor — 7 copies
Ellery Queen’s Eleven Deadly Sins (1991) — Contributor — 6 copies
Sorte orkideer : 13 korte kriminalromaner (1988) — Contributor — 6 copies
Second Mystery Companion (1944) — Contributor — 5 copies
Avon Mystery Story Teller — Contributor — 4 copies
Huivering wekken : 26 onthutsende verhalen (1982) — Contributor — 4 copies
Child's Ploy (1984) — Contributor — 4 copies
Classic stories of crime and detection (1976) — Contributor — 4 copies
Rear Window [screenplay] — Original story — 3 copies
Mørkets gjerninger : 21 hårreisende kriminalhistorier (2001) — Contributor; Contributor — 3 copies
Fra farezonen (1988) — Author, some editions — 2 copies
Alfred Hitchcock's Fireside Book of Suspense (1947) — Contributor — 2 copies
Nye detektivhistorier fra hele verden — Author, some editions — 2 copies
Voodoo: A Chrestomathy of Necromancy (1980) — Contributor — 2 copies
150 anni in Giallo (1989) — Contributor — 2 copies
Great Stories of Detection (1960) — Contributor — 2 copies
Il delitto secondo Hitchcock — Author — 1 copy
Dristige detektiver : et Hitchcock udvalg (1970) — Author, some editions — 1 copy
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine - Australian Edition No 137 - Nov 1958 (1958) — Contributor; Contributor — 1 copy
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine - 1949/03 — Contributor — 1 copy
Ellery Queen's 1966 Anthology — Contributor — 1 copy
Horror and Homicide (1949) — Contributor — 1 copy
Antoloxia Do Relato Policial (aula Das Letras) (2013) — Author, some editions — 1 copy

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A drunken one- night stand leads to a stalker which leads to a murder. On his wedding day, no less!
And then? Paranoia!!!

This book is really, really good! Following the main character's descent into madness is quite the ride! And that ending... wow! I really liked chapter 16, and the way that the author describes the movements of ‘death’! “Death just watched and waited, in position to command both sides at once.” Just an excellent, page turner of a book!

“The train had died. Every train dies at the end of every journey. The train was dead now, and lying in its coffin: the station.”

“His hand shifted. His love story came to an end.”

“The instinct to live is greater than the instinct to love.”
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Stahl-Ricco | 9 other reviews | Jan 30, 2024 |
After-Dinner Story is a 1944 short story collection by American crime writer Cornell Woolrich. It consists of six stories, including one of his best known works, Rear Window which Alfred Hitchcock made into a film in 1954 starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly.

Cornell Woolrich is known for his writing of noir stories and these six certainly fit the bill. I actually liked them all but Rear Window did stand out as a superior story. I also thought “The Night Reveals” and the title piece “After-Dinner Story” were excellent as well.

Many of Woolrich’s stories were originally published under his pen-name of William Irish, but whether under his own name or not, his stories all have a style and drama of their own. Although a couple of these stories are rather dated and are written from the point of view of the day, this is an outstanding collection.
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DeltaQueen50 | 1 other review | Jan 14, 2024 |
“One pushed a young broker’s clerk off a terrace. The other dropped cyanide into the drink of a seedy ne’er-do-well in a mangy hotel.”

I really enjoyed this book! A real page turner of vengeance! I really liked how each of the attacks was planned and carried out! And I wish the killer hadn't have been caught - I'd have loved a sequel! I was so into this that I almost read it in one day! Bravo!

“We went away all right - but not together. And we neither of us ever came back again.”… (more)
 
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Stahl-Ricco | 20 other reviews | Jan 8, 2024 |
Given that the other reviews of the books within this omnibus have been posted under the individual novels, I have done likewise.

The Bride Wore Black
Phantom Lady
Rear Window
rel="nofollow" target="_top">Waltz into Darkness

I rated Phantom Lady and Rear Window as four stars, and the other two books three stars each. As Rear Window is a short story and the other two works constitute a much longer portion of the book, I've decided on a three star rating for the omnibus as a whole.… (more)
 
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