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The Cry of the Owl

by Patricia Highsmith

The Cry of the Owl Synopsis

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 evenfired a gun at her. Maybe he was psychopathic murderer...

The Cry of the Owl Press Reviews

A rare talent, a remarkable novelist... her books are written in elegant and lucid prose -- John Mortimer 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 * Patricia Highsmith is a craftsman who has made the suspense novel her own domain * The Times * 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 *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099282976
Publication date: 2nd September 1999
Author: Patricia Highsmith
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 272 pages
Categories: Thriller / suspense, Adventure, Crime & mystery,

About Patricia Highsmith

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 ...

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