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The Cry of the Owl [Paperback]

Patricia Highsmith
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"Patricia Highsmith has an extraordinary talent for the sinister, and this is well revealed in The Cry of the Owl, one of her finest novels" (Robert Nye Guardian)

"Patricia Highsmith is a craftsman who has made the suspense novel her own domain" (The Times)

"The basic nightmare situation - to be accused of a crime you did not commit and be unable to prove your innocence- is the subject of The Cry of the Owl... It's Kafka with a vengeance... compulsive" (Spectator)

"A rare talent, a remarkable novelist... her books are written in elegant and lucid prose" (John Mortimer) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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'The No.1 Greatest Crime Writer' - The Times --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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'The basic nightmare situation - to be accused of a crime you did not commit and be unable to prove your innocence - is the subject of The Cry of the Owl... It's Kafka with a vengeance...compulsive' Spectator

Robert Forester didn't look like the kind of man to be a prowler. His ex-wife had told the police he was erratic, liable to violence, had even fired a gun at her.

Maybe he was a psychopathic murderer...

'A rare talent, a remarkable novelist...her books are written in elegant and lucid press' John Mortimer

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Patricia Highsmith was born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1921. Her parents moved to New York when she was six, and she attended the Julia Richmond High School and Barnard College. In her senior year she edited the college magazine, having decided to become a writer at the age of sixteen. Her first novel, Strangers on a Train, was made into a famous film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951. The Talented Mr Ripley, published in 1955, was awarded the Edgar Allen Poe Scroll by the Mystery Writers of America. Patricia Highsmith died in Locarno, Switzerland in 1995. Her last novel Small g: A Summer Idyll was published posthumously just over a month later. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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