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Title:
Night has a thousand eyes
ISBN:
9781605984193
Publication Information:
New York : Pegasus Crime, c1945.
Physical Description:
xix, 344 p. ; 21 cm.
Summary:
"In Woolrich's iconic tale, Detective Tom Shawn saves a lovely young woman from a suicide attempt one night, and later hears her story. She is in despair because the death of her wealthy father has been predicted by a confidence man seemingly gifted with the power of clairvoyance; a man whose predictions have unerringly aided her father in his business many times before. Shawn and a squad of detectives investigate this dire prediction and try to avert the millionaire businessman from meeting his ordained end at the stroke of midnight."--P. [4] of cover.
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In Woolrich's iconic tale, Detective Tom Shawn saves a lovely young woman from a suicide attempt one night, and later hears her story. She is in despair because the death of her wealthy father has been predicted by a confidence man seemingly gifted with the power of clairvoyance; a man whose predictions have unerringly aided her father in his business many times before. Shawn and a squad of detectives investigate this dire prediction and try to avert the millionaire businessman from meeting his ordained end at the stroke of midnight. nbsp;One of Cornell Woolrich's most influential novels, this classic noir tale of a man struggling with his ability to see the future is arguably the author's best in its depiction of a doomed vision of predestination.


Author Notes

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 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)