Patricia Highsmith
Patricia Highsmith (1921-1995) was an American author of suspense, psychological thriller and crime fiction novels. Her 1950 debut novel Strangers on a Train was adapted to film by Alfred Hitchcock, while her 1955 novel The Talented Mr. Ripley was adapted to film in 1999 starring Matt Damon (as Tom Ripley), Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow. Some of the common themes in her novels included homosexual undertones and anti-hero protagonists.

Patricia Highsmith became a published author in 1950 with the aforementioned novel Strangers on a Train. It was nominated for an Edgar Award in 1951. Her final novel, Small g: a Summer Idyll was published in 1995 shortly after her death. Below is a list of Patricia Highsmith’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Ripley Books


The Talented Mr. Ripley(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ripley Under Ground(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ripley's Game(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Boy Who Followed Ripley(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ripley Under Water(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Strangers on a Train(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Price of Salt(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Blunderer(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deep Water(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Game for the Living(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
This Sweet Sickness(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cry of the Owl(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Two Faces of January(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Glass Cell(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Suspension of Mercy(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Those Who Walk Away(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tremor of Forgery(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Dog's Ransom(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Edith's Diary(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People Who Knock on the Door(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Found in the Street(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Small g: A Summer Idyll(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Eleven(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Little Tales of Misogyny(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Animal Lover's Book of Beastly Murder(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Slowly, Slowly in the Wind(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black House(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mermaids on the Golf Course(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tales of Natural and Unnatural Catastrophes(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tales of Obsession: Mystery Stories of Fatal Attractions and Deadly Desires(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Selected Stories of Patricia Highsmith(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nothing That Meets the Eye: The Uncollected Stories of Patricia Highsmith(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Price of Salt was written under the pen name of Clare Morgan, and also published under the title of Carol. Eleven was also published as The Snail Watcher and Other Stories. Tales of Obsession: Mystery Stories of Fatal Attractions and Deadly Desires Joan Hess, Evan Hunter, P.D. James, Nancy Pickard, Ruth Rendell and Lawrence Treat. A Suspension of Mercy was also published as The Story-Teller.

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Patricia Highsmith Synopsis: In The Cry of the Owl by Patricia Highsmith, Robert Forester is a decent man, but someone who trouble seems to find. When he begins watching the simple life of his neighbour, Jenny, through her window, her calm suburban Pennsylvania life is changed.

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