Dog's Ransom

Dog's Ransom

by Patricia Highsmith
     
 

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Long out of print, this Highsmith classic resurfaces with a vengeance.
The great revival of interest in Patricia Highsmith continues with the publication of this novel that will give dog owners nightmares for years to come. With an eerie simplicity of style, Highsmith turns our next-door neighbors into sadistic psychopaths, lying in wait among white picket fences

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Long out of print, this Highsmith classic resurfaces with a vengeance.
The great revival of interest in Patricia Highsmith continues with the publication of this novel that will give dog owners nightmares for years to come. With an eerie simplicity of style, Highsmith turns our next-door neighbors into sadistic psychopaths, lying in wait among white picket fences and manicured lawns. In A Dog's Ransom, Highsmith blends a savage humor with brilliant social satire in this dark tale of a highminded criminal who hits a wealthy Manhattan couple where it hurts the most when he kidnaps their beloved poodle. This work attesets to Highsmith's reputation as "the poet of apprehension" (Graham Greene).

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
In Highsmith's singularly unusual approach to mysteries, A Dog's Ransom (1972) can be taken literally, as the crime at hand is the dognapping of a couple's favorite pooch. The book also presents a study of urban life. Little Tales (1977) sports 17 portraits of wicked women. Great fun. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393323368
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
271
Sales rank:
541,767
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Patricia Highsmith (1921–1995) was the author of more than twenty novels, including Strangers on a Train, The Price of Salt,The Blunderer and The Talented Mr. Ripley, as well as numerous short stories.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
January 19, 1921
Date of Death:
February 4, 1995
Place of Birth:
Fort Worth, Texas
Place of Death:
Locarno, Switzerland
Education:
B.A., Barnard College, 1942

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