All It Takes Is Brains

All It Takes Is Brains

by Cornell Woolrich

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BN ID: 2940150642997
Publisher: Renaissance Literary & Talent
Publication date: 11/18/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 169 KB

About the Author


Cornell George Hopley-Woolrich (4 December 1903 � 25 September 1968) is one of America's best crime and noir writers who sometimes wrote under the pseudonyms William Irish and George Hopley. He's often compared to other celebrated crime writers of his day, Dashiell Hammett, Erle Stanley Gardner and Raymond Chandler.
He attended New York's Columbia University but left school in 1926 without graduating when his first novel, "Cover Charge", was published. "Cover Charge" was one of six of his novels that he credits as inspired by the work of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Woolrich soon turned to pulp and detective fiction, often published under his pseudonyms. His best known story today is his 1942 "It Had to Be Murder" for the simple reason that it was adapted into the 1954 Alfred Hitchcock movie "Rear Window" starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly. It was remade as a television film by Christopher Reeve in 1998.

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