Dog's Ransom

Dog's Ransom

by Patricia Highsmith

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Overview

Dog's Ransom by Patricia Highsmith

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).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393323368
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/2002
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 271
Sales rank: 1,263,447
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About 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.

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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