Deadline at Dawn

by Cornell Woolrich ... writing as William Irish

“Bricky”, a hardened ten-cents-a-dance-girl who is disillusioned with life in New York City but is too scared to admit failure and return to her small-town home in Iowa. One night she meets Quinn, a troubled young patron who Bricky lets walk her home. They discover that they both come from the same town and the two quickly bond.

He then admits he also secretly longs to return, but can’t until his conscience is clear from some money he stole from the safe of a former client. They make a pact to leave together on the dawn bus after they have returned the money.

However, on re-entering the man’s home, they discover he has been murdered. They have until dawn to track down the killer before the police are called and Quinn will be blamed for the crime.

First Published:1944

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