Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 209 – Cornell Woolrich and the Avenging Angel

Cornell WoolrichOne of author Cornell Woolrich’s dominant noir themes was that of the avenging angel or “l’ange noir.” In this podcast, I look at that theme, how the author came to it and offer a selection from the radio series Suspense called “Angel Face” in which the theme emerges.

Many of Woolrich’s noir stories feature some variation of this “black angel” of death or destruction and serve as his femme fatale in many of the short stories.

Music under is called “Prowler” by Bohren & der Club of Gore.

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