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A border zone of the macabre, the disturbing, the not-quite accidental -- New York Times Book Review
Her stories are masterpieces of misanthropy and futility -- Irish Times
The Black House runs true to beguilingly upsetting form -- Event
Patricia Highsmith was born in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1921. Her first novel, Strangers on a Train, was made into a film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951. The Talented Mr Ripley, published in 1955, was awarded the Edgar Allan Poe Scroll by the Mystery Writers of America and introduced the fascinating anti-hero Tom Ripley, who was to appear in many of her later crime novels. Patricia Highsmith died in Locarno, Switzerland, in February 1995. Her last novel, Small g: A Summer Idyll, was published posthumously.