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“A smart, fluent overview of the director’s life and art, and the mysterious dynamic between the two.” 
—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times 

“Ackroyd’s volume is slim but insightful . . . guided by a novelist’s skills of characterization and texture . . . Ackroyd is thrillingly alive to what he calls ‘the true music’ of Hitchcock, with his Mozartian arias of pure flight and pursuit.”
—Tom Shone, The New York Times Book Review

“A masterful book on the Master of Suspense.”
—Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times

“Immaculate and phenomenally readable . . . close to a minor classic of its kind.”
Jeff Simon, The Buffalo News

“A superb, insightful short life . . . Ackroyd’s deft and moving biography proves that there is a fresh story to be told, and that he is the person to do it. ”
—Bee Wilson, The Guardian

“If there is any writer capable of imaginative sympathy with Hitchcock, it is Ackroyd.”
—Duncan White, The Telegraph

“An elegant and hugely enjoyable read.”
—Alexander Larman, Sunday Express

“A nutritious, compact and superb critical biography.”
—Roger Lewis, Daily Mail

“Shelves of serious biographies have been written on Alfred Hitchcock, but perhaps none as pleasurable as Peter Ackroyd’s.”
—Kate Muir, The Times (London)

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