#912: Phantom Lady (1942) by Cornell Woolrich [a.p.a. by William Irish]

I hadn’t intended Phantom Lady (1942) to be my next Cornell Woolrich read — that was going to be a revisit of the short story collection Nightwebs (1971) which so underwhelmed me and put me off Woolrich for two decades, only for me to fall in love with the man’s work recently — but, after … Continue reading #912: Phantom Lady (1942) by Cornell Woolrich [a.p.a. by William Irish]

#858: The Bride Wore Black, a.k.a. Beware the Lady (1940) by Cornell Woolrich

Past Jim has a lot to answer for — this haircut, for one, or that fact that I cannot forget the embarrassment of 11:48am on 4th June 1997 — but my current frustration with him is how easily and summarily he dismissed the writing of Cornell Woolrich after reading the Nightwebs (1971) collection as part … Continue reading #858: The Bride Wore Black, a.k.a. Beware the Lady (1940) by Cornell Woolrich

#818: Waltz into Darkness (1947) by Cornell Woolrich [a.p.a. by William Irish]

It’s fair to say that, in the course of writing this blog over the last six years, I have become known as something of a plot fiend. Atmosphere is lovely, memorable characters are preferable, social commentary perfectly acceptable, but what drew me to classic-era detective fiction was the possibilities of plot and plenty of it. … Continue reading #818: Waltz into Darkness (1947) by Cornell Woolrich [a.p.a. by William Irish]