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If there is one suspense writer who deserves to have all of his stories published in one collection, it's Cornell Woolrich. He wasn't a great writer in a technical way (like, say, Chandler was), but no one wrote more suspenseful stories than Woolrich. His characters were like he was: flawed, desperate, feeling, as Woolrich called it, like an insect trapped under a glass. "Life sucks, and then you die, but even worse, sometimes you get to live" is the theme of his work. The thing I like about Woolrich is that there are no series characters in his stories or novels. You never know if a character is going to die, or go insane, or whatever.

Here are some Woolrich books to get you started. Enjoy!

Rear Window (Stories)
http://tinyurl.com/4tzg

The Cornell Woolrich Omnibus
http://tinyurl.com/4tzi
(This collection contains some of my favorite Woolrich stories, such as Three o' Clock and Momentum, and one of his better novels, I Married a Dead Man.)

Phantom Lady (Novel)
http://tinyurl.com/4tzt

The Bride Wore Black (Novel)
http://tinyurl.com/4u01

(Woolrich also wrote under the pseudonym William Irish.)

Erik
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