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  • Published: 22 October 1999
  • ISBN: 9780099283683
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $22.99

Ripley's Game




'Highsmith constructs her plot with masterly finesse' - Daily Telegraph

Tom 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.

  • Published: 22 October 1999
  • ISBN: 9780099283683
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $22.99

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's Game

To call Patricia Highsmith a thriller writer is true but not the whole truth: her books have stylistic texture, psychological depth, mesmeric readability

Sunday Times

Highsmith has done it again. It seems to me she has reached a point where because she knows exactly what she is about she cannot miss

The Times

It's hard to imagine anyone interested in modern fiction who has not read the Ripley novels

Daily Telegraph

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