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Hugh Dancy

I could pick almost any of her novels—Deep Water would be another. This one is typically masterful in the way it measures out information and suggestion, laced with a growing sense of dread. And a great title.

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Featured Title of the 1969 Book Club

Considered by Graham Greene to be Highsmith’s best novel, and set just a few years earlier, in 1967, The Tremor of a Forgery is infused with apprehension, fueled perhaps by civil unrest in America and the Six Days War in the Middle East. Hugh Dancy, who selected as among his ten favorite books for One Grand, described it as “typically masterful in the way it measures out information and suggestion, laced with a growing sense of dread.”

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