By (author) Patricia Highsmith
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Ripley's Game by Patricia Highsmith
Book DescriptionTom Ripley detested murder. Unless it was absolutely necessary. Wherever possible, he preferred someone else to do the dirty work. In this case someone with no criminal record, who would commit 'two simple murders' for a very generous fee.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099283683
(198mm x 129mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 5-Aug-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Strangers on a Train, Hardback (September 2016)
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Celda de Cristal, Paperback / softback (August 2016)
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US Kirkus Review » When first and last met Ripley Underground (1970) could not be left there - with his French wife Heloise and all their gracious living (bettered by the man he last killed) and his truly inventive and agile mind without a scruple in it, Tom Ripley had to survive. This time he helps out an old fence and gambler who wants a couple of "simple murders" done; what could be simpler than finding the perfect murderer - a man who is already doomed (leukemia) and giving him an assist with the twist of a garrote on a train? Not quite as outrageously complicated as the first but still the ultimate in elegant, amused, sophisticated sangfroid. (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Patricia Highsmith
Patricia Highsmith was born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1921 but moved to New York when she was six. In her senior year she edited the college magazine, having decided to become a writer at the age of sixteen. Her first novel Strangers on a Train, was made into a famous film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951. Patricia Highsmith died in Locarno, Switzerland in 1995. Her last novel Small g: A Summer Idyll was published posthumously just over a month later.
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