"In writing about his long life - and long career - Bennett brings alive Hollywood's unique culture, rich social life, and celebrated cast of characters, particularly those in the British colony. The train rides north to San Simeon, the mores and manners of the studio heads (according to Bennett, "born lucky morons"), the writers' sweat shops at Warner Bros. do we ever tire of hearing how-it-was? Bennett also brings his keen eye to descriptions of war-torn Great Britain, especially the deprivations and exuberance of mid-decade. His work with Hitchcock may have been his best, but he deserves more attention than previously. And here, finally, he gets it."Leonard Leff, author of Hemingway and His Conspirators"
"The book provides a fascinating look inside one of Hollywood's most well-kept secrets and begs the question as to how someone this prolific and successful became so obscure." Durango Herald
"Alfred Hitchcock was apparently an amusing, kindly, even-tempered person to work with and respected as a consummate artist. He was, however, less than generous in sharing the subsequent glory or blame....Enhanced by a remarkably candid coda, it is an intriguing and revealing story, a work of filial piety, the very title of which, Hitchcock's Partner in Suspense, lays claim to an equal place for his [Bennett's] father in the pantheon of world cinema." Times Literary Supplement