Cornell Woolrich was an American author and short story writer. He made his debut in 1926 with the release of his first book, Cover Charge.

The name Cornell Woolrich was the author’s birth name, but he also wrote under the pen names of William Irish and George Hopley. Woolrich was born in New York City and Mexico as a youth before attending New York’s Columbia University. He didn’t graduate as he had his first novel published while he was still in school. Cornell worked in Los Angeles as a screenwriter. He also had books turned into movies. Woolrich ended up passing away in 1968. He ended up bequeathing his estate of $850,000 to Columbia University in order for it to be used as scholarship money for writing students.

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Cover Charge (1926)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Children of the Ritz (1927)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Times Square (1929)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Young Man's Heart (1930)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Time of Her Life (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Manhattan Love Song (1932)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Curtain (1941)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Alibi (1942)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Phantom Lady (As: William Irish) (1942)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Angel (1943)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadline at Dawn (As:William Irish) (1944)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1945)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Path of Fear (1946)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bride Wore Black (1946)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Waltz Into Darkness (As:William Irish) (1947)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rendezvous in Black (1948)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Married a Dead Man (1948)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fright (1950)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Savage Bride (1950)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strangler's Serenade (As:William Irish) (1951)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Marijuana (1951)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hotel Room (1958)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Into the Night (With: Lawrence Block) (1959)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Doom Stone (1960)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Rear Window (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery in Room 913 (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Too Nice a Day to Die (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Guns, Gentlemen (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hot Water (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dark Oblivion (2021)

Publication Order of Collections

Rear Window and Other Stories (1942)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Violence (1958)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beyond the Night (1959)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nightmare (1964)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ten Faces of Cornell Woolrich (1965)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dark Side of Love (1965)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nightwebs (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Angels of Darkness (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fantastic Stories of Cornell Woolrich (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Darkness at Dawn (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vampire's Honeymoon (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blind Date with Death (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night and Fear (With: Francis M. Nevins Jr.) (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tonight, Somewhere in New York (With: Francis M. Nevins Jr.) (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Love and Night (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Literary Noir (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Obsession with Death and Dying (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Tantalizing Locked Room Mysteries(1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tales of Mystery(1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kill or Cure(1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tales of the Occult(1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like Cornell Woolrich Books, You’ll Love…

I Married a Dead Man begins as a pregnant Helen Georgesson flees her abusive relationship and gets on a train looking for a new life. She ends up meeting a woman named Patrice Hazzard who is also pregnant. Sadly, the train crashes which costs Patrice her life and that of her husband. When Helen wakes up in the hospital she is mistaken for Patrice Hazzard and doesn’t correct them. Patrice’s new family had never met her and they end up taking her in. However, Helen’s ex-lover is not done with her and has plans to get his revenge.

Cover Charge was the debut novel from Cornell Woolrich and it was published when he was just twenty-two years old. The book was heavily influenced by F. Scott Fitzgerald and was written during the Jazz Age. The story is skillfully written, especially for a debut. The book follows the loves and lives of a group of young people as they work through their lives.

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