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Love and Night: Unknown Stories

by Cornell Woolrich, Francis M. Nevins, ed.
Perfect Crime, September 2011, $12.00
Love and Night: Unknown Stories by Cornell Woolrich and edited by Francis M. Nevins, is a reprint of a 2007 limited edition hardcover from Dennis McMillan. These aren’t crime stories, having originally appeared in such pulps as Breezy Stories, but they share many of the same characteristics, and hard-core collectors will want to read them. Others might find themselves enjoying them, too. The book also makes available Nevins’ excellent introduction to the stories, and it’s worth having for that alone.

—Bill Crider