Despite my having been an avid fan for years, it just occurred to me that I never set up a list of works by Patricia Highsmith that would help me to remember which books of hers I have left to discover. 

 

So, here it is – the list, mostly copied from Wiki:

 

The Novels

 

– Strangers on a Train (1950) – 2.5*

– The Price of Salt (1952) (as Claire Morgan) (republished as Carol in 1990 under Highsmith’s name) – 5*

The Blunderer (1954) – 3.5*

Deep Water (1957) – 4.5*

A Game for the Living (1958) – 2*

This Sweet Sickness (1960) – 4.5*

The Cry of the Owl (1962) – 4*

The Two Faces of January (1964) – 3*

The Glass Cell (1964) – 4*

– A Suspension of Mercy (1965) (published as The Story-Teller in the U.S.)

Those Who Walk Away (1967) – 2.5*

The Tremor of Forgery (1969) – 3*

A Dog’s Ransom (1972) – 3*

Edith’s Diary (1977) – 3.5*

– People Who Knock on the Door (1983)

– Found in the Street (1986)

– Small g: a Summer Idyll (1995)

 

The Ripliad:

 

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1955) – 4*

– Ripley Under Ground (1970)

Ripley’s Game (1974) – 2.5*

The Boy Who Followed Ripley (1980) – 2.5*

– Ripley Under Water (1991)

 

Short Story Collections:

 

Eleven (1970) (Foreword by Graham Greene) (published as The Snail-Watcher and Other Stories in the U.S.) – 4*

Little Tales of Misogyny (1975) (published first as Kleine Geschichtgen für Weiberfeinde in Switzerland) – 4*

The Animal Lover’s Book of Beastly Murder (1975) – 2*

– Slowly, Slowly in the Wind (1979)

– The Black House (1981)

Mermaids on the Golf Course (1985) – 4*

– Tales of Natural and Unnatural Catastrophes (1987)

– Chillers (1990)

– Nothing That Meets the Eye: The Uncollected Stories (2002) (published posthumously)

 

Other Books (by Highsmith):

– Miranda the Panda Is on the Veranda (1958) with Doris Sanders (children’s book of verse and illustrations)

– Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction (1966) (enlarged and revised edition, 1981)

 

More Books (about Highsmith):

 

– Andrew Wilson – A Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith – Non-fiction. Biography. – 4* (my go-to reference for all things Highsmith)

 

– Marijane Meaker – Highsmith: A Romance of the 1950s – Non-fiction. Biography. – 4*

 

– Jill Dawson – The Crime Writer – Fiction. 

 

– Joan Schenkar – The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith – Non-fiction. Biography. – (on my TBR)

 

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