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)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ripley Under Ground (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ripley's Game (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Boy Who Followed Ripley (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ripley Under Water (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Strangers on a Train (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Price of Salt / Carol (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Blunderer (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Deep Water (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Game for the Living (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
This Sweet Sickness (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Cry of the Owl (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Two Faces of January (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Glass Cell (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Suspension of Mercy / The Story-Teller (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Those Who Walk Away (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Tremor of Forgery (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Dog's Ransom (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Edith's Diary (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People Who Knock on the Door (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Found in the Street (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Small g (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Nothing That Meets the Eye (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Eleven / The Snail Watcher and Other Stories (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Little Tales of Misogyny (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Animal-Lover's Book of Beastly Murder (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Slowly, Slowly in the Wind (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Black House (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mermaids on the Golf Course (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tales of Natural and Unnatural Catastrophes (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Chillers (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Selected Stories of Patricia Highsmith (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sour Tales for Sweethearts (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Patricia Highsmith's Diaries and Notebooks: The New York Years, 1941-1950 (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Patricia Highsmith: Her Diaries and Notebooks: 1941-1995 (With: Anna von Planta) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Simply The Best Mysteries, Edgar Award Winners And Front Runners(1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Twelfth Pan Book of Horror Stories(1971)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The 18th Pan Book of Horror Stories(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Verdict of Thirteen(1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
65 Great Tales Of Horror(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Web She Weaves(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The 24th Pan Book of Horror Stories(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Great Baseball Stories(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mystery Cats(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fifty Best Mysteries(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Murder Intercontinental(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Century of British Mystery and Suspense(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Crime Story Collection(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Century of Great Suspense Stories(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Crime Never Pays(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stranger: Dark Tales of Eerie Encounters(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Escape to Mexico: An Anthology of Great Writers(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Murder On The Railways(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Campfire Collection: Ghosts, Beasts, and Things That Go Bump in the Night(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A New Omnibus of Crime(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Feline Felonies(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Books to Die For(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

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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