The Doom Stone Author:Cornell Woolrich The legendary diamond was bigger than a lover's heart, more dazzling than the fires of hell... — Through the centuries men had sold their souls for it, women had given their bodies for it... — For the man who stole it it meant freedom - a terrible, final freedom. — For the girl in the shadow of the guillotine it was a dream of love and marriage - a... more »nd the price she must pay for living.
For the belle of New Orleans it was an insult to Southern womanhood, a threat to virtue no gentleman could fail to avenge.
For the spy it was a gift of love - to the woman he meant to kill.
And for all who possessed it it was fate, irresistible and evil.« less