Black is the Night

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If you do not know Cornell Woolrich by name, I guarantee you have heard of his work. Between 1926 and 1960, he published twenty-six novels, including The Bride Wore Black and The Black Angel, as well as several short stories. Many of his works were made into movies. Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window was inspired by Woolrich’s It had to be Murder. Even though he died in 1968, this pulp fiction icon’s works and influence live on. Many detective writers are still impacted by Woolrich’s artistry.

Black is the Night is a collection of short stories in tribute to Cornell Woolrich. Curated and edited by Maxim Jakubowski and featuring an all-star list of best-selling and award-winning authors. Contributors include James Sallis, Kim Newman, Mason Cross, and many more, with the introduction written by Neil Gaiman. The stories all honor Woolrich, each one more hard-boiled than the next. Each work is dark and gritty, filled with murder, mystery, and intrigue. Many of these tales were written as noir crime dramas. For the fan of Woolrich and no-nonsense detective stories, you must read Black is the Night.

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Author Maxim Jakubowski,Neil Gaiman,A K Benedict
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 384 pages
Publisher Titan
Publish Date 25-Oct-2022
ISBN 9781789099997 Buy this Book
Issue December 2022
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller