Ripley's Game

Ripley's Game

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A crime novel featuring Tom Ripley. Ripley hates murder unless it is absolutely necessary. He prefers someone else to commit the crime, and so he hires someone with no criminal record who is prepared to undertake two simple murders for a generous fee. From the author of THE TALENTED MR more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 104.14 x 175.26 x 12.7mm | 136.08g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • 0140037780
  • 9780140037784

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"For eliciting the menace that lurks in familiar surroundings, there's no one like Patricia Highsmith."show more

Review Text

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. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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3,960 ratings
3.87 out of 5 stars
5 24% (948)
4 45% (1,787)
3 26% (1,041)
2 4% (158)
1 1% (26)
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