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13 January: Woolrich, Suspense, and Lucy

Cornell Woolrich, at the height of his career as a crime novelist.

Cornell Woolrich, at the height of his career as a crime novelist.

Cornell Woolrich is sometimes thought to have been the fourth-best mystery novelist in America in his time, behind Dashiell Hammett, Erle Stanley Gardner, and Raymond Chandler. Issues involving his estate will prove the main reason, it will be said, why early 21st Century crime fiction lovers will not find many of his works still in print beyond a few new collections of short stories published in the 1990s.

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