The Buckmaster Gallery is staging another Derwatt exhibition, but now an American collector claims that the expensive masterpiece he bought three years ago is a fake. It is, of course, and he wants to talk to Derwatt, but Derwatt, inconveniently, is dead.
Ripley needs the perfect solution to keep his role in the fraud a secret and his reputation clean but not everyone's nerves are as steady as his. Especially when it comes to murder...
In Ripley Under Ground Patricia Highsmith is in her most brilliant form
The No.1 Greatest Crime Writer
Ripley Under Ground is Highsmith back on top of her most enjoyable humour-and-horrors form
By her hypnotic art Highsmith puts the suspense story into a toweringly high place in the hierachy of fiction
The Ripley books are marvellously, insanely readable