Phantom Lady (novel)

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Phantom Lady
First edition
Author Cornell Woolrich
Country United States
Language English
Genre Crime novel
Publisher J. B. Lippincott Co.
Publication date
Media type Print (hardback & paperback)

Phantom Lady is a 1942 crime novel written by American author Cornell Woolrich under the pseudonym "William Irish". It is the first novel Woolrich published under the William Irish pseudonym.

Plot introduction[edit]

A man is first accused, and then convicted, of murdering his wife. As his execution date approaches, his friends frantically search for another woman who would be his alibi witness—but they cannot even find proof that she exists.

Film, TV or theatrical adaptations[edit]

In 1944, the novel was adapted to film, as Phantom Lady.