Monday, March 28, 2011

Noir writer presents the gold-covered girl

I work the next three days, then I am off for five.
Sorry, that has nothing to do with today's ROUTE 1. I just felt like bragging.

Today's Route 1 is about a fine CORNELL WOOLRICH story I began reading last night.

"FATAL FOOTLIGHTS" is about a burlesque showgirl who has died after being completely covered by gold paint for a show.

Sounds like "GOLDFINGER," doesn't it?

Woolrich is my favorite noir writer: A genius of plotting and description somewhat lost among the pages of the pulp magazines that featured his material. I can't wait to read more of this story, to find out how the detective solves the mystery.

Did I mention I have a five-day weekend coming up? Oh good.


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