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Patricia Highsmith


USA flag (1921 - 1995)

aka Clare Morgan

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.
 

Genres: Mystery
 
Series
Ripley
   1. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1955)
   2. Ripley Under Ground (1970)
   3. Ripley's Game (1974)
   4. The Boy Who Followed Ripley (1980)
   5. Ripley Under Water (1991)
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Novels
   Strangers On a Train (1950)
   Carol (1952) (as by Clare Morgan)
     aka The Price of Salt
   The Blunderer (1954)
   Deep Water (1957)
   A Game for the Living (1958)
   This Sweet Sickness (1960)
   The Cry of the Owl (1962)
   The Two Faces of January (1964)
   The Glass Cell (1964)
   A Suspension of Mercy (1965)
   Those Who Walk Away (1967)
   The Tremor of Forgery (1969)
   A Dog's Ransom (1972)
   Edith's Diary (1977)
   People Who Knock On the Door (1983)
   Found in the Street (1986)
   Small G (1995)
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Collections
   Eleven (1970)
     aka The Snail Watcher and Other Stories
   Little Tales of Misogyny (1974)
   The Animal Lover's Book of Beastly Murder (1975)
   Slowly, Slowly in the Wind (1979)
   The Black House (1981)
   Mermaids on the Golf Course (1985)
   Tales of Natural and Unnatural Catastrophes (1987)
   Tales of Obsession (1994) (with others)
   Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1950 (1997) (with others)
   The Selected Stories of Patricia Highsmith (2001)
   Nothing That Meets the Eye (2002)
   The Highsmith Reader (2010)
   Under a Dark Angel's Eye (2021)
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Non fiction show
 
Omnibus editions show
 
Patricia Highsmith recommends
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King of the Ants (1992)
Charlie Higson
"Funny, very tough and full of action."

Anthologies containing stories by Patricia Highsmith
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Deadlier (2017)
100 of the Best Crime Stories Written by Women
edited by
Sophie Hannah

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