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Released October 5, 1948

£90.00

On a mild midwestern night in the early 1940s, Johnny Marr leans against a drugstore wall. He s waiting for Dorothy, his fiancée, and tonight is the last night they ll be meeting here, for it s May 31st, and June 1st marks their wedding day. But she s late, and Johnny soon learns of a horrible accident an accident involving a group of drunken men, a low-flying charter plane, and an empty liquor bottle. In one short moment Johnny loses all that matters to him and his life is shattered. He vows to take from these men exactly what they took from him. After years of planning, Johnny begins his quest for revenge, and on May 31st of each year always on May 31st wives, lovers, and daughters are suddenly no longer safe.

 

"Along with Raymond Chandler, Cornell Woolrich practically invented the genre of noir."
--"Newsday"

Book Condition & Notes

Rinehart & Company, Inc, New York, 1948. Hardcover. First Edition. 273pp. Boards. A very good copy with no marks but some wear to spine edges. A very good copy in bright, very good+ plus dustjacket with light wear to edges with a small amount of loss at top of spine panel.

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Cornell Woolrich

Cornell Woolrich was an American novelist and short story writer who sometimes wrote using the pseudonyms William Irish and George Hopley.

Most of Woolrich's books are out of print, and new editions have not come out because of estate issues. However, new collections of his short stories were issued in the early 1990s.

Woolrich died leaving fragments of an unfinished novel, titled The Loser; fragments have been published separately and also collected in Tonight, Somewhere in New York.

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Book Condition & Notes

Rinehart & Company, Inc, New York, 1948. Hardcover. First Edition. 273pp. Boards. A very good copy with no marks but some wear to spine edges. A very good copy in bright, very good+ plus dustjacket with light wear to edges with a small amount of loss at top of spine panel.

Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.