Night Has a Thousand Eyes (Paperback)
Pegasus Books, 9781605984193, 368pp.
Publication Date: September 5, 2012
A new Pegasus Crime edition of the landmark noir novel by "the supreme master of suspense." (Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review)
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.
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.
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Praise For Night Has a Thousand Eyes: A Novel…
Woolrich can distill more terror, more excitement, more downright
nail-biting suspense than nearly all his competitors.
You can palpably feel the agony in Woolrich and his work.
— James Ellroy
The great master of the infinite terror of prosaic everyday detail.
— Anthony Boucher