The Complete Ripley Novels
By Patricia Highsmith
(W. W. Norton & Company, Boxed Set, 9780393066333, 1520pp.)
Publication Date: October 2008
Categories: Mystery & Detective - General
The Complete Ripley Novels a first-time, boxed collection of the entire Ripley series is a cause for critical and popular celebration. Its publication reflects the fact that Patricia Highsmith, "no more a practitioner of the murder mystery genre ... than are Dostoevsky, Faulkner and Camus" (Joan Smith, Los Angeles Times), has finally entered the American literary canon. Marginalized throughout her career as a mere thriller writer, Highsmith has experienced a remarkable renaissance since her death in 1995. Now Highsmith fans and new readers alike can find these five novels The Talented Mr. Ripley, Ripley Under Ground, Ripley's Game, The Boy Who Followed Ripley, and Ripley Under Water all housed under one roof in this brilliantly designed, highly collectible edition.