23 September 2022

Black is the Night


Stories Inspired by Cornell Woolrich

Just received my copy of BLACK IS THE NIGHT. Haven’t read it yet, so this is not a review. I’ve read and admired the writing of Cornell Woolrich since before I started writing nearly forty years ago. Too many favorites to mention but I have read his excellent NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES four times. Worked hard to get a story included in this anthology and happy as hell to have succeeded.

Editor/Writer/Critic Maxim Jakubowski and long time owner of Murder One Bookstore in London, the UK's first specialist crime and mystery bookstore has brought together some cool writers in BLACK IS THE NIGHT. Fans of Cornell Woolrich, hell all mystery readers and writers should check this out.

Here is some of the promotional information on the anthology:

A gritty and thrilling anthology of 30 new short stories in tribute to pulp noir master, Cornell Woolrich, author of 'Rear Window' that inspired Alfred Hitchcock's classic film. 

Featuring Neil Gaiman, Kim Newman, James Sallis, A.K. Benedict, USA Today-bestseller Samantha Lee Howe, Joe R. Lansdale and many more.

An anthology of exclusive new short stories in tribute to the master of pulp era crime writing, Cornell Woolrich. Woolrich, also published as William Irish and George Hopley, stands with Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Gardner and Dashiell Hammett as a legend in the genre.

He is a hugely influential figure for crime writers, and is also remembered through the 50+ films made from his novels and stories, including Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear WindowThe Bride Wore BlackI Married a Dead ManPhantom Lady, Truffaut's La Sirène du Mississippi, and Black Alibi.

Collected and edited by one of the most experienced editors in the field, Maxim Jakubowski, features original work from: 

  • Neil Gaiman
  • Joel Lane
  • Joe R. Lansdale
  • Vaseem Khan
  • Brandon Barrows
  • Tara Moss
  • Kim Newman
  • Nick Mamatas
  • Mason Cross
  • Martin Edwards
  • Donna Moore
  • James Grady
  • Lavie Tidhar
  • James Sallis
  • A.K. Benedict
  • Warren Moore
  • Max Décharné
  • Paul Di Filippo
  • M.W. Craven
  • Charles Ardai
  • Susi Holliday
  • Bill Pronzini
  • Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • Maxim Jakubowski
  • Joseph S. Walker
  • Samantha Lee Howe
  • O'Neil De Noux
  • David Quantick
  • Ana Teresa Pereira
  • William Boyle

Can’t wait to read it.


  1. Congratulations! Sounds like a fine collection and a fine tribute.

  2. O'Neil, hey congrats. That's a great job getting your story in that anthology.

  3. I'm equally thrilled to be in this one, and as always, it's an honor to be on the same TOC with you.

  4. Congratulations, Joe and O'Neil. I don't know whether to glow with happiness for you or burn with envy. Woolrich ranks with Dashiell Hammett… I use hardboiled instead of pulp. Wonderful.


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