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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. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0743423739I5N10
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 I Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: 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, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Used book with normal wear and tear and may contain writing. Stock photo may be different from actual book cover. Please feel free to contact us for additional photos or details about this item. International Customers: Items over 3 lbs may incur additional shipping charges. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000788000
Buchbeschreibung I Books, 2001. Buchzustand: Very Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP93875136
Buchbeschreibung ibooks Inc, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Phantom Lady (Definitive Series) This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Buchnummer des Verkäufers 7719-9780743423731
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97807434237314.0
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 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 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