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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

  • A rare talent, a remarkable novelist... her books are written in elegant and lucid prose

    John Mortimer

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