Game for the Living

Game for the Living

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Theodore is gentle and benevolent, Ramon is hot-tempered and moody. Theo comes from a wealthy German family; Ramon was born into poverty. Theo believes in nothing; Ramon is a devout Roman Catholic. On the surface they seem to have nothing in common - except Lelia, that is. The best friends have no problem with sharing the affections of the young painter - until Theo discovers her dead in her studio, raped and mutilated. Theo's thoughts immediately turn to his friend, but is Ramon to blame for her brutal murder?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 111 x 178mm
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747590508
  • 9780747590507

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'Highsmith has an extraordinary talent for the sinister' Guardian 'To call Highsmith a thriller writer is true but not the whole truth: her books have stylistic texture, psychological depth, mesmeric readability' Sunday Times 'She is a writer who has created a world of her own - a world claustrophobic and irrational which we enter each time with a sense of personal danger' Graham Greene 'Highsmith is a damn fine writer' Guardian
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About Patricia Highsmith

Patricia Highsmith was born in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1921. Her first novel, Strangers On A Train, was made into a film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951. The Talented Mr Ripley, published in 1955, was awarded the Edgar Allan Poe Scroll by the Mystery Writers of America and introduced the fascinating anti-hero Tom Ripley, who was to appear in many of her later crime novels. Patricia Highsmith died in Locarno, Switzerland, in February 1995. Her last novel, Small g: A Summer Idyll, was published posthumously just over a month later.
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4 31% (100)
3 39% (125)
2 18% (57)
1 2% (8)
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