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Patricia Highsmith

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Patricia Highsmith

Patricia Highsmith (1921–1995) was the author of more than twenty novels, including Strangers on a Train, The Price of Salt, The Blunderer and The Talented Mr. Ripley, as well as numerous short stories.

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Books by Patricia Highsmith

  1. Book CoverThe Animal-Lover's Book of Beastly Murder


    "Grisly and atmospheric…[these] stories feature small worlds of animal amorality in which the sweet taste of revenge leaves no aftertaste of guilt." —Publishers WeeklyMore

  2. Book CoverThe Black House


    "Highsmith's writing is wicked . . . it puts a spell on you, after which you feel altered, even tainted." —Entertainment WeeklyMore

  3. Book CoverThe Blunderer


    "Highsmith's novels are peerlessly disturbing...bad dreams that keep us thrashing for the rest of the night." —The New YorkerMore

  4. Book CoverThe Boy Who Followed Ripley


    "Ripley is an unmistakable descendant of Gatsby, that 'penniless young man without a past' who will stop at nothing."—Frank RichMore

  5. Book CoverCarol

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    "A great American writer…Highsmith's writing is wicked…it puts a spell on you." —Entertainment WeeklyMore

  6. Book CoverThe Complete Ripley Novels


    Collected here in this stunning, boxed-set edition, The Complete Ripley Novels celebrates one of fiction’s most iconic literary characters.More

  7. Book CoverDeep Water


    In Deep Water, set in the quiet, small town of Little Wesley, Patricia Highsmith has created a vicious and suspenseful tale of love gone sour.More

  8. Book CoverA Dog's Ransom


    Long out of print, this Highsmith classic resurfaces with a vengeance.More

  9. Book CoverThe Glass Cell


    At last back in print, one of Patricia Highsmith's most disturbing works.More

  10. Book CoverLittle Tales of Misogyny


    Long out of print, this Highsmith classic resurfaces with a vengeance.More

  11. Book CoverMermaids on the Golf Course: Stories


    The great revival of interest in Patricia Highsmith continues with this work that reveals the chilling reality behind the idyllic facade of American suburban life.More

  12. Book CoverNothing That Meets the Eye: The Uncollected Stories of Patricia Highsmith


    "Highsmith is no more a practitioner of the murder mystery genre...than are Doestoevsky, Faulkner and Camus."—Joan Smith, Los Angeles TimesMore

  13. Book CoverPatricia Highsmith: Selected Novels and Short Stories


    "Patricia Highsmith's novels are peerlessly disturbing . . . bad dreams that keep us thrashing for the rest of the night."—The New YorkerMore

  14. Book CoverPeople Who Knock on the Door


    "Highsmith's novels are peerlessly disturbing...bad dreams that keep us thrashing for the rest of the night." —The New YorkerMore

  15. Book CoverThe Price of Salt, or Carol


    A great American writer…Highsmith's writing is wicked…it puts a spell on you." —Entertainment WeeklyMore

  16. Book CoverRipley Under Ground


    "Ripley is an unmistakable descendant of Gatsby, that 'penniless young man without a past' who will stop at nothing."—Frank RichMore

  17. Book CoverRipley Under Water


    "Ripley is an unmistakable descendant of Gatsby, that 'penniless young man without a past' who will stop at nothing."—Frank RichMore

  18. Book CoverRipley's Game


    With its sinister humor and genius plotting, Ripley's Game is an enduring portrait of a compulsive, sociopathic American antihero.More

  19. Book CoverThe Selected Stories of Patricia Highsmith


    The Selected Stories of Patricia Highsmith presents five of Highsmith's classic short story collections in a single masterful volume. Compelling, twisted, and fiercely intelligent, this landmark collection showcases Highsmith's mastery of the short story form.More

  20. Book CoverSlowly, Slowly in the Wind


    "Highsmith's writing is wicked . . . it puts a spell on you, after which you feel altered, even tainted."—Entertainment WeeklyMore

  21. Book CoverSmall g: A Summer Idyll


    "Like Ripley, [Highsmith's characters] burn in a reader's memory."—Susan Salters Reynolds, Los Angeles Times Book ReviewMore

  22. Book CoverStrangers on a Train


    "For eliciting the menace that lurks in familiar surroundings, there's no one like Patricia Highsmith." —TimeMore

  23. Book CoverA Suspension of Mercy


    A major new reissue of the work of a classic noir novelist.More

  24. Book CoverThe Talented Mr. Ripley


    "Tom Ripley is one of the most interesting characters in world literature." —Anthony Minghella, director of the 1999 film The Talented Mr. RipleyMore

  25. Book CoverThis Sweet Sickness


    Following the national bestseller Selected Stories, this fall brings the republication of a gripping Highsmith classic.More