Alfred Hitchcock

The Master of Suspense

Noël Simsolo (writing) Dominique Hé (art)

"Psycho" traumatized viewers around the world. Never before had the angst or the suspense been so well presented in cinema. But where does the talent of this Alfred Hitchcock come from, the one nicknamed the "Master of Suspense"?

To find out, we must first go back to his youth, in England, during the first half of the 20th century. Having grown up in a Catholic family - a religious originality that will be felt in a large part of his cinema - "Hitch" is an atypical Englishman who, very early on, has a taste for telling chilling stories.

The temptation to work for the cinema will not be long in coming, first as a graphic designer where his visual talent will lead him to make his debut behind the camera, as an assistant and then as a full director. It is also here that he will meet Alma Reville, his assistant and wife who will accompany him throughout his storied career, including the jump to the big time in Hollywood.

Discover the life of undoubtedly one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, the in-depth story film by film, with plenty of juicy anecdotes and amazing insights derived from interviews with Francois Truffaut and others, of a colorful and quite simply extraordinary artist.

Eisner Award nominated!


Honorable Mention-
Publishers Weekly 2022 Critics Poll

"Sublimely layering fact, mythology and critical appraisal, Hitchcock: Master of Suspense offers a fulsome exploration of an iconic legend who made his own life as much an artwork as any of his films."
-Win Wiacek-Now Read This

"Wonderful! If you are after an introduction to Hitchcock the director, this gets the job done nicely. Had a great time with this."

"Peppered throughout are splendid anecdotes. Diehard Hitchcock followers should find the tidbits fascinating."
Publishers Weekly

7 ½ x 10, 312pp., B&W hardcover, $44.99
ISBN 9781681122892

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