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Waltz into darkness / Cornell Woolrich ; introduction by Wallace Stroby.

Waltz into darkness / Cornell Woolrich ; introduction by Wallace Stroby.
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ISBN 9781613161524 (paperback)
Name Woolrich, Cornell, 1903-1968 author.
Title Waltz into darkness / Cornell Woolrich ; introduction by Wallace Stroby.
Published New York : Penzler Publishers, 2020.
©1974
Description v, 342 pages ; 21 cm.
Summary When New Orleans coffee merchant Louis Durand first meets his bride-to-be after a months-long courtship by mail, he's shocked that she doesn't match the photographs sent with her correspondence. But Durand has told his own fibs, concealing from her the details of his wealth, and so he mostly feels fortunate to find her so much more beautiful than expected. Soon after they marry, however, he becomes increasingly convinced that the woman in his life is not the same woman with whom he exchanged letters, a fact that becomes unavoidable when she suddenly disappears with his fortune. Alone, desperate, and inexplicably love-sick, Louis quickly descends into madness, obsessed with finding Julia and bringing her to justice - and simply with seeing her again. He engages the services of a private detective to do so, embarking on a search that spans the southeast of the country. When he finally tracks her down, the nightmare truly begins...
Subjects Secrecy -- Fiction
Mate selection -- Fiction
Love-letters -- Fiction
Truthfulness and falsehood -- Fiction
Impersonation -- Fiction
Theft -- Fiction
Swindlers and swindling -- Fiction
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Murder -- Fiction
New Orleans (La.) -- Fiction
Genre Detective and mystery fiction
Other Names Stroby, Wallace writer of introduction.
Series Otto Penzler's classic American mystery library
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