'The No.1 Greatest Crime Writer' - The Times
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 psychopathic murderer...
“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 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”
“A rare talent, a remarkable novelist... her books are written in elegant and lucid prose”