The Crime Writer (Hardback)
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The Crime Writer (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages
Published: 02/06/2016

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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 . . .

Masterfully recreating Highsmith's much exercised fantasies of murder and madness, Jill Dawson probes the darkest reaches of the imagination in this novel - at once a brilliant portrait of a writer and an atmospheric, emotionally charged, riveting tale.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781444731118
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 384 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 26 mm

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“A great novel about Patricia Highsmith”

In 1964, Patricia Highsmith was living in a cottage in Suffolk to concentrate on her writing while hiding from her ever present fans. She also her another reason in order to be close to her married lover living in... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 91

“Need to read more Patricia Highsmith now...”

Really enjoyed this rather quaint read!
Patricia Highsmith is living in a cottage in Suffolk to concentrate on her writing.
She is hiding from her fans, whilst living close to her married lover.
This story is rather... More

Hardback edition
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“A disappointing read”

Oh dear, another book I didn’t really enjoy reading.... didn’t feel inclined to pick it up to read it, but did manage to get through it in the end....

I didn’t connect with the characters, I found Pat’s behaviour... More

Paperback edition
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