Cornell George Hopley-Woolrich (4 December 1903 – 25 September 1968) is considered one of America's most sensible crime and noir writers, and infrequently wrote less than the pseudonyms William Irish or George Hopley. He invented and mastered the style of "Pulp-Fiction" and wrote countless numbers of brief tales, novellas and entire size novels. considered one of his most famed tales is It needed to be homicide which was once tailored into the vintage Alfred Hitchcock movie Rear Window in 1954.
Each quantity inside this sequence was once curated thematically to provide the reader an easy, no-nonsense Woolrich adventure. learn at your individual risk.
Volume 3 of Literary Noir includes 8 of the best brief tales he ever wrote:
- The booklet that Squealed
- 3 O’Clock
- The Dancing Detective
- For the remainder of Her Life
- demise Sits within the Dentist’s Chair
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