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Book Information: Rear Window

Rear Window (1942) [Novelette]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Hal Jeffries is trapped in his apartment because of a broken leg. Day by day, he watches his neighbors through his rear window - and one day he is certain he's discovered a murder...

Originally published in the February 1942 edition of Dime Detective as It Had to Be Murder. Woolrich changed the title to Rear Window two years later when he included the story in his collection After-Dinner Story, published under his William Irish pseudonym. Also appears in:

  • A Treasury of Great Mysteries, Volume 1, Simon & Schuster (1957)
  • The Mystery Hall of Fame William Morrow (1984)
  • Rear Window and Four Short Novels, Ballantine (1984)
  • The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories, Oxford University Press (1996)
  • Crime Movies, Severn House (1996)
  • The Cornell Woolrich Omnibus, Penguin (1998)
  • The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century, Houghton Mifflin (2000)

Original title: It Had to Be Murder
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionCrime and MysterySuspense

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Rear Window and Four Short Novels (1984) [Collection]
      Author: Cornell Woolrich
     Mystery Hall of Fame, the (1984) [Anthology]
      Authors: Edgar Allan Poe , Agatha Christie , Roald Dahl , Arthur Conan Doyle , Lord Dunsany , Dashiell Hammett , Raymond Chandler , Bill Pronzini , G. K. Chesterton , Edward D. Hoch , Fredric Brown , John Dickson Carr , Stanley Ellin , Ellery Queen , Thomas Burke , Jacques Futrelle , Cornell Woolrich , Harry Kemelman , W. W. Jacobs , Philip MacDonald
     Crime Movies (1996) [Anthology]
      Authors: Frederick Forsyth , Ernest Hemingway , David Morrell , Eric Ambler , Evan Hunter , W.R. Burnett , Mickey Spillane , Brian Garfield , Cornell Woolrich , Edgar Wallace , Anthony Shaffer , Woody Allen
     Oxford Book of American Detective Stories (1996) [Anthology]
      Authors: Edgar Allan Poe , William Faulkner , T.S. Stribling , Raymond Chandler , Sue Grafton , Ross MacDonald , Bill Pronzini , Linda Barnes , Marcia Muller , Dorothy Salisbury Davis , Mary Roberts Rinehart , Mignon G. Eberhart , Rex Stout , Edward D. Hoch , Anthony Boucher , John Dickson Carr , Tony Hillerman , Ed McBain , Ellery Queen , Anna Katharine Green , Susan Glaspell , Jacques Futrelle , Erle Stanley Gardner , William Campbell Gault , Carroll John Daly , Robert Leslie Bellem , Melville Davisson Post , Cornell Woolrich , Bret Harte , Arthur B. Reeve , Clinton H. Stagg , Richard Sale , Clayton Rawson
     Best American Mystery Stories of the Century, the (2000) [Anthology]
      Authors: Stephen King , William Faulkner , Shirley Jackson , John Steinbeck , Pearl S. Buck , Willa Cather , Harlan Ellison , Lawrence Block , Donald E. Westlake , Patricia Highsmith , Dashiell Hammett , Raymond Chandler , James M. Cain , Sue Grafton , Henry Slesar , Joyce Carol Oates , Ross MacDonald , John D. MacDonald , Joe Gores , Flannery O'Connor , O. Henry , Dennis Lehane , James Crumley , Sara Paretsky , Evan Hunter , Margaret Millar , Brendan DuBois , Robert L. Fish , Stanley Ellin , Jack Ritchie , Michael Malone , Ellery Queen , Damon Runyon , Susan Glaspell , Jacques Futrelle , Tom Franklin , Frederick Irving Anderson , Melville Davisson Post , Ring Lardner , Wilbur Daniel Steele , Ben Ray Redman , James Thurber , Cornell Woolrich , Harry Kemelman , Jerome Weidman , Stephen Greenleaf

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