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The Cry of the Owl
  • Published: 15 October 1999
  • ISBN: 9780099282976
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $22.99

The Cry of the Owl



'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...

  • Published: 15 October 1999
  • ISBN: 9780099282976
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Patricia Highsmith

Patricia Highsmith was born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1921 but moved to new York when she was six. 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. Patricia Highsmith died in Locarno, Switzerland in 1995. Her last novel Small g: A Summer Idyll was published posthumously just over a month later.

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Praise for The Cry of the Owl

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

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