Cornell Woolrich published his first novel in 1926, and throughout the next four decades his fiction riveted the reading public with unparalleled mystery, suspense, and horror. America's most popular pulp magazines published hundreds of his stories. Classic films like Hitchcock's "Rear Window, " Truffaut's "The Bride Wore Black, " and Tournier's "Black Alibi" came chillingly to the screen from his work. And novels like "Deadline at Dawn, Rendezvous in Black, " and "Night Has a Thousand Eyes" gained him the epithet "father of noir."
Now with this new centenary volume of previously uncollected suspense fiction edited by Francis M. Nevins--recipient of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for criticism in the mystery field--a whole new generation of mystery readers, as well as his countless fans who have long loved his work, can thrill to the achievement of Cornell Woolrich, the writer deemed to be the Edgar Allan Poe of the twentieth century.