8 Thrilling Novels Behind Hitchcock’s Greatest Films

Even the Master of Suspense had to draw his inspiration from somewhere.

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1. Rebecca (1940)

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Rebecca

By Daphne du Maurier (1938)

2. Strangers on a Train (1951)

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Strangers on a Train

By Patricia Highsmith (1950)

3. To Catch a Thief (1955)

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To Catch a Thief

By David Dodge (1952)

4. The 39 Steps (1935)

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The 39 Steps

By John Buchan (1915)

5. Vertigo (1958)

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D'entre les morts

By Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac (1954)

6. Psycho (1960)

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Psycho

By Robert Bloch (1959)

7. Marnie (1964)

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Marnie

By Winston Graham (1961)

8. The Birds (1963)

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The Apple Tree

By Daphne du Maurier