A man. A woman. A kiss in the dark. That is how it begins. But before his nightmare ends, Prescott Marshall will learn that kisses and darkness can both hide evil intent—and that the worst darkness of all may be lurking inside him.
Lost for more than half a century and never before published under Cornell Woolrich’s real name, FRIGHT is a breathtaking noir crime novel worthy of the writer who has been called "one of the giants of mystery fiction" and “the Hitchcock of the written word.”
Acclaim for Cornell Woolrich...
- Chicago Tribune on FRIGHT: "Pages that drip with angst-ridden dementia, relentless pacing and a plot twist that would make even O. Henry proud."
- Otto Penzler in the New York Sun: "A humdinger [by] the author of more consistently outstanding works of suspense fiction than any writer who ever lived."
- A lost novel by one the greatest crime writers—first publication in more than 50 years!
- Woolrich is the legendary pulp master who wrote Rear Window, The Bride Wore Black, I Married a Dead Man, The Night Has a Thousand Eyes, and other noir classics
- "The supreme master of suspense."
- — The New York Times
- "You can palpably feel the agony in Woolrich and his work."
- — James Ellroy, author of L.A. Confidential
- "One of the great masters."
- — Ellery Queen
- "It is high time Woolrich was rediscovered."
- — Los Angeles Times