The Crime Writer

The Crime Writer

Book - 2016
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In 1964, the eccentric American novelist Patricia Highsmith is hiding out in a cottage in Suffolk, to concentrate on her writing and escape her fans. She has another motive too a secret romance with a married lover based in London. Unfortunately it soon becomes clear that all her demons have come with her. Prowlers, sexual obsessives, frauds, imposters, suicides and murderers: the tropes of her fictions clamour for her attention, rudely intruding on her peaceful Suffolk retreat. After the arrival of Ginny, an enigmatic young journalist bent on interviewing her, events take a catastrophic turn. Except, as always in Highsmith's troubled life, matters are not quite as they first appear.
Publisher: London :, Sceptre,, 2016.
ISBN: 9781444731125
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: 247 pages ;,22 cm.


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#9 A fictional exploration of the crazy, creative interior world of Patricia Highsmith. I suspect this most private of women would have hated the idea of her imaginings being spun into fiction but Jill Dawson after a slow start does create a fascinating and surprisingly pacey interior and exterio... Read More »

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