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The Boy Who Followed Ripley

By: Highsmith, Patricia

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Vintage Books: 1993

Edition: 6th printing

Seller ID: 23070

ISBN: 0-679-74567-X

Condition: Near Fine


[tiny bit of wear to bottom right corner of front cover, otherwise a tight clean copy that appears unread]. (Vintage Crime / Black Lizard) Series Trade PB "In this quietly terrifying exploration of trust and friendship, a troubled young runaway arrives in Villeperce. And when, on the boy's behalf, Tom Ripley is drawn from his lovely estate in the French countryside to Berlin's seamy underworld and into a kidnapping plot that rerquires the most bizarre methods -- and sinister acumen -- for intervention, the icily amoral Ripley is transformed into a generous and compassionate protector. W... View more info

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A Game for the Living

By: Highsmith, Patricia

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: (c.1958)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21957

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [solid copy, a bit of shelfwear to bottom edges of boards, very light soiling to top of text block]. Psychological suspense novel about the unlikely friendship between a Mexican furniture repairman and a German atheist, who both fall under suspicion when a woman they had each slept with is brutally raped and murdered. View more info

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This Sweet Sickness

By: Highsmith, Patricia

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harmondsworth, England, Penguin Books: 1978

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 24328

ISBN: 0-14-003469-2

Condition: Very Good


[slight spine roll, modest edgewear to covers, old bookstore rubber-stamp on first inside page, small date stamp on bottom edge of text block, small sticker-removal scar on rear cover]. "In spite of the Situation, David Kelsey had an invincible conviction that life was going to work out all right for him. He had a good job and the right girl in Annabelle." (Alas, none of that assures you of a happy ending in a Highsmith book.) This particular novel was adapted by Robert Bloch for the TV anthology series THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR in 1962 (the first season during which the program expan... View more info

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The Glass Cell

By: Highsmith, Patricia

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harmondsworth, England, Penguin Books: 1980 (c.1964)

Seller ID: 10175

Condition: Very Good


[moderate edgewear, otherwise tight and clean]. Mass Market PB Novel about a man released after serving six years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. Basis for a German film version (1978) directed by Hans W. Geissendorfer. [This series of evocative Penguin photo-covers are my favorite editions by far of Highsmith's books.] View more info

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Extraños en un tren [Strangers on a Train]

By: Highsmith, Patricia (translated by Jordi Beltrá)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Barcelona, Editorial Anagrama: 1983

Edition: 3rd printing

Seller ID: 23812

Condition: Very Good


[slight dog-earing at several corners and base of spine, reading creases in spine, light edgewear to covers]. (Panorama de narrativas, no. 27) Series Trade PB Spanish-language edition of this modern suspense classic, the author's first novel and the basis for the Alfred Hitchcock film of the same name (which, however, diverges from and simplifies the novel, as film adaptations usually do). This particular printing is of some Hitchcock-completist interest, as the front cover design is a montage of images from the film. View more info