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Inhaltsangabe: Phantom lady, I was with you for six hours last night, but I can't remember what you look like, or what you wore -- except for that large orange hat. We sat shoulder to shoulder at a little bar in the east Fifties. We ate dinner together, saw a Broadway show together, shared a cab together. The bartender, the waiter, the usher, the cab driver -- none of them remembers you. The police say I was home strangling my wife at the moment I met you. You are the only one who can prove my story -- but I don't know your name, or where you live. And I can't search for you from a jail cell....
Rezension: Penzler Pick, January 2000: It all started with Cornell Woolrich, whether using his own name or the pseudonym William Irish, if you're talking about creating suspense.
Take Phantom Lady, the first book under that pseudonym. Now, the idea is commonplace. You've read a dozen books and seen a hundred movies with the same plot idea, but this is where it began.
A condemned man, due to be executed for a crime he didn't commit, watches and feels the weeks and days and hours slip away as the moment of his execution approaches.
In case anyone reading the book doesn't quite get it, doesn't quite understand what it means to be able to count the hours before certain death, Irish begins each chapter with a time check. The first chapter is headed: "The Hundred and Fiftieth Day Before the Execution." Chapters 16, 17, and 18 state "The Eighth Day Before the Execution," "The Seventh," and "The Sixth." There are no other words in those chapters because nothing happens. But Scott Henderson is in jail and, so help me, the reader by now feels nearly the same tension that the poor guy must have been feeling. He didn't kill his wife, and he knows he didn't, and we know he didn't, but no one else knows. Oh, yes, one other person knows. The killer knows.
If you can't stand the suspense, don't read this book. If not knowing what is going to happen next, or in the end, makes you too tense, don't read this book. You won't be able to stand it. --Otto Penzler
Titel: Phantom Lady (Definitive Series)
Verlag: I Books
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung I Books, 2001. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP8493533
Buchbeschreibung Ibooks, London, 2001. Soft Cover. Buchzustand: Fine. No Jacket. First Edition. First edition first printing trade paperback original , unread copy , a fine copy with no crease to spine , full number sequence 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 . Sent in bubble-wrap and a strong box. We are a full time Independent bookseller established in 1999. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 88839087
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97807434237314.0
Buchbeschreibung Ibooks, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2001. Trade Paperback. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Reprint. 291 Pages plus Ads Etc., No Spine Crease No Owners Markings "VERY LIGHT SHELF RUBBINGS to the EDGES" Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 046734
Buchbeschreibung I Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. Good: Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2642928916
Buchbeschreibung I Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Very Good Some wear on book from reading. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2662009547
Buchbeschreibung ibooks, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2001. Trade Paperback. Buchzustand: Fine. Reprint. Clean, tight and straight w/ sharp corners; the spine is flat and uncreased, tanning to top of page block; slight shelf wear; not remaindered or marked in any way. A classic from the man that practically invented noir. Originally published in 1942, written under the pseudonym William Irish. Book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 002377
Buchbeschreibung I Books, U.S.A., 2001. Trade Paperback. Buchzustand: Near Fine. 1st ibooks edition. Clean, tight and straight w/ sharp corners; light tanning to top and lightly to front of page block; the spine is uncreased; not remaindered or marked in any way. Carefully packaged and shipped in a box. Book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 002402
Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR001855215
Buchbeschreibung I Books, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020743423739