Patricia Highsmith

Ripley's Game
  • Ripley's Game

  • 'Marvellously, insanely readable... Highsmith has done it again' The Times

    "There's no such thing as a perfect murder... That's just a parlor game, trying to dream one up."

    Tom Ripley is enjoying his wealthy lifestyle in France, until an associate asks him to kill someone again. But Ripley detests murder, unless it is absolutely necessary. Someone else should do the dirty work for them - yes, someone with no criminal record could earn a very generous fee for doing a couple of simple murders.

    Ripley's Game is the third book in Highsmith's Ripley series, and was made into a film starring John Malkovich.

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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