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  • Published: 15 October 1999
  • ISBN: 9780099282877
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $26.99

The Talented Mr Ripley


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The No.1 Greatest Crime Writer' The Times

Ripley wanted out. Wanted money, success - the good life. Was willing to kill for it. . . . . . . . He is struggling to stay one step ahead of his creditors when a chance acquaintance offers him a free trip to Europe. When his new-found happiness is threatened, his response is as swift as it is shocking.

  • Pub date: 15 October 1999
  • ISBN: 9780099282877
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $26.99

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 The Talented Mr Ripley

“Ripley, amoral, hedonistic and charming, is a genuinely original creation”

Daily Telegraph

“As haunting and harrowing a study of a schizophrenic murdered as paper will bear. A glittering addition to the meagre ranks of people who make books that you really can't put down”

Sunday Times

“Precisely plotted, stylishly written and kept alert by an icy wit. Streets ahead of the conventional thriller: a cool little classic of its kind”

Evening Standard

“An outstanding thriller which has deservedly become a classic”

Spectator


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