As a person, by most all accounts, she was something of a bitch. We’re partly attracted to that bad-girl side of her character, but there were some ugly parts too which we’d just as soon forget. An excellent biography by Joan Schenkar, The Talented Miss Highsmith, captures it all. As a writer, she broke new ground by giving us Tom Ripley, the first criminal to commit a crime and to look good doing so. Author of 22 novels in all and numerous short stories, Highsmith’s high reputation for psychological thrillers lives on well into the 21sts century.
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