RIPLEY'S GAME by Patricia Highsmith

RIPLEY'S GAME

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KIRKUS REVIEW

When first and last met Ripley Underground (1970) could not be left there -- with his French wife Heloise and all their gracious living (bettered by the man he last killed) and his truly inventive and agile mind without a scruple in it, Tom Ripley had to survive. This time he helps out an old fence and gambler who wants a couple of "simple murders" done; what could be simpler than finding the perfect murderer -- a man who is already doomed (leukemia) and giving him an assist with the twist of a garrote on a train? Not quite as outrageously complicated as the first but still the ultimate in elegant, amused, sophisticated sangfroid.
Pub Date: April 1st, 1974
ISBN: 0393332128
Page count: 272pp
Publisher: Knopf
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 1974




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