Claude Houghton (1889-1961) gained a cult following in the 1920s and '30s with his unusual psychological thrillers and counted Henry Miller, Hugh Walpole, J.B. Priestley, and Graham Greene among his many admirers. This first-ever reprint of A Hair Divides (1930), originally published the same year as his masterpiece I Am Jonathan Scrivener, reproduces the original dust jacket illustration and joins four other classic Houghton novels also available from Valancourt.
"Combines originality with intelligence ... a new type of thriller ... one of the best pieces of work in English fiction of recent years ... a first class novel." - Saturday Review
"Surely one of the most original of English writers who have established themselves since the War ... [H]is books are like no one else's ... always the most vivid of story tellers." - The Times (London)
"An extremely interesting novelist, and a genuinely original one." - J.B. Priestley