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Patricia Highsmith - Author

About the Author

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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Ripley's Game

Ripley's Game

Author: Patricia Highsmith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/1999

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.

Ripley Under Ground

Ripley Under Ground

Author: Patricia Highsmith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/1999

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...

Complete Ripley Radio Mysteries, The

Complete Ripley Radio Mysteries, The

Author: Patricia Highsmith Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

Ian Hart stars in these BBC Radio 4 dramatisations of Patricia Highsmith's five Ripley novels. Tom Ripley detests murder unless it is absolutely necessary. He prefers someone else to do the dirty work. But if he's called on to act there is no one more cool, calculating and clever. In these dramatisations, BBC Radio 4 brings all Patricia Highsmith's Ripley novels together in one thrilling series. In 'The Talented Mr Ripley', Tom makes a bid for another man's inheritance and succeeds, but has he really got away with it? 'Ripley Under Ground' is set a few years later, when Tom is living in luxury in a French chateau with his beautiful wife Heloise - but the clever art forgery which funds Tom's expensive tastes is about to be uncovered. In 'Ripley's Game', Tom sets up a man he dislikes to carry out two perfect murders, while in 'The Boy Who Followed Ripley', a rich young stalker arrives at Belle Ombre and he and Tom end up fighting for their lives. Finally, in 'Ripley Under Water', strange new neighbours show an overdeveloped interest in Ripley's past. Will Tom's shady dealings be exposed? Tense, thrilling and atmospheric, these dramatisations are perfect evocations of Highsmith's unique, complex and brilliantly twisted crime novels.

Talented Mr Ripley, The

Talented Mr Ripley, The

Author: Patricia Highsmith Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

Ian Hart stars in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation, as Patricia Highsmith's infamous Ripley. Tom Ripley detests murder unless it is absolutely necessary. He prefers someone else to do the dirty work. But if he's called on to act there is no one more cool, calculating and clever. In his first adventure, The Talented Mr Ripley, Tom makes a bid for another man's inheritance and succeeds, but has he really got away with it? Tense, thrilling and atmospheric, the first of five dramatisations that are perfect evocations of Highsmith's unique, complex and brilliantly twisted crime novels. Published by arrangement with William Heinemann, one of the publishers in the Random House Group Ltd. Any duplication or exploitation of the Recording other than for one-time home or personal use constitutes copyright infringement and may be subject to civil and criminal penalties.

Ripley Underground

Ripley Underground

Author: Patricia Highsmith Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

Ian Hart stars in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation, as Patricia Highsmith's infamous Ripley. Tom Ripley detests murder unless it is absolutely necessary. He prefers someone else to do the dirty work. But if he's called on to act there is no one more cool, calculating and clever. A few years after the death of Dickie Greenleaf, Ripley Under Grounds find Tom living in luxury in a French chateau with his beautiful wife Heloise - but the clever art forgery which funds Tom's expensive tastes is about to be uncovered. Tense, thrilling and atmospheric, the second of five dramatisations that are perfect evocations of Highsmith's unique, complex and brilliantly twisted crime novels. Published by arrangement with William Heinemann, one of the publishers in the Random House Group Ltd Any duplication or exploitation of the Recording other than for one-time home or personal use constitutes copyright infringement and may be subject to civil and criminal penalties.