As a young boy Comell Woolrich traveled throughoutSouth America with his mother and mining engineer fatherand returned to the states to attend Columbia University.He wrote his first novel while still attending university andwon a $10,000 prize. Many screenplays have been basedon his noir mystery books, including CONVICTED withRita Hayworth. STREET OF CHANE with BurgessMeredith, and Alfred Hitchcock's REAR WINDOW.Richard Dooling is both an attorney and author whosebooks include CRITICAL CARE and WHITE MAN'SGRAVE. His short fiction often appears in The NewYorker. He lives in Omaha, Nebraska.