On a mild midwestern night in the early 1940s, Johnny Marr leans against a drugstore wall. He’s waiting for Dorothy, his fiancée, and tonight is the last night they’ll be meeting here, for it’s May 31st, and June 1st marks their wedding day. But she’s late, and Johnny soon learns of a horrible accident—an accident involving a group of drunken men, a low-flying charter plane, and an empty liquor bottle. In one short moment Johnny loses all that matters to him and his life is shattered. He vows to take from these men exactly what they took from him. After years of planning, Johnny begins his quest for revenge, and on May 31st of each year—always on May 31st—wives, lovers, and daughters are suddenly no longer safe.
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“Along with Raymond Chandler, Cornell Woolrich practically invented the genre of noir.” —Newsday
About Cornell Woolrich
Cornell Woolrich was born in 1903. He bagan writing fiction while at Columbia University in the 1920s, and went on in the ’30s and ’40s to become, along with Raymond Chandler and James M. Cain, on eof the creators of… More about Cornell Woolrich
Published by Modern Library Mar 16, 2004| 240 Pages| 5-3/16 x 8| ISBN 9780812971453