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  • Published: 20 July 2021
  • ISBN: 9781784876791
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $19.99

Ripley Under Ground




Reissued to mark the centenary of Patricia Highsmith and the upcoming BBC adaption, Ripley, these beautiful new editions mark Highsmith's entry into Vintage Classics

"You're always good on ideas, Tom..."
An American art collector is claiming that the expensive masterpiece he bought is a fake. He wants to meet with the artist - but Tom Ripley knows that artist no longer exits.

Ripley needs to hide his role in the fraud, and keep his colleague's mouth shut. But not everyone's nerves are as steady as his, especially when it comes to murder.

The second in Highsmith's Ripley series, Ripley Under Ground is set six years after the events of The Talented Mr Ripley.

'Patricia Highsmith is unrivalled' Daily Telegraph

  • Published: 20 July 2021
  • ISBN: 9781784876791
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

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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Praise for Ripley Under Ground

In Ripley Under Ground Patricia Highsmith is in her most brilliant form

Daily Telegraph

The No.1 Greatest Crime Writer

The Times

Ripley Under Ground is Highsmith back on top of her most enjoyable humour-and-horrors form

Sunday Telegraph

By her hypnotic art Highsmith puts the suspense story into a toweringly high place in the hierachy of fiction

The Times

The Ripley books are marvellously, insanely readable

The Times

Patricia Highsmith is a crime novelist whose books one can re-read many times. There are very few of whom one can say that

Graham Greene

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