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The main character, Victor Van Allen is married to a woman who enjoys having affairs. As the story progresses Vic decides it's time for him to do something about it and proceeds to kill his wife's lovers. At the end of the story he turns on her, creating a thrilling climax. ...
Ripley Under Ground
Tom Ripley, the American conman and sociopathic killer, returns in the second entry in Highsmith's series. Now living in a villa in southern France, Tom is almost completely retired from his life of crime, drawing income from his wealthy wife's family and a will that he forged years before. He spends his days painting, gardening, and playing the harpsichord. But Tom still operates one illicit enterprise: in London, there is a gallery that sells the...
Tom Ripley, the sociopathic main character of "The Talented Mr. Ripley" and "Ripley Under Ground" returns for a third entry in the series in "Ripley's Game." Having recently survived an investigation by the police in regards to a death, a disappearance, and allegations of art forgery, Ripley settles back into his relaxing existence at his villa in south France. Attending a party thrown by Jonathan Trevanny, an English picture-framer dying slowly of le...
The Boy Who Followed Ripley
Tom Ripley, now a country gentleman living in France, befriends a young American runaway, and learns that the boy has a guilty consicence. This book is far more introspective than the first three Ripley books; we see Ripley's paternal side, his desire to set things right, as well as his comic flair. The humor that has always been lurking in the Ripley stories finally shows up in this one....
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Tom Ripley is a small-time American conman and stone-cold sociopath. As the book opens, Ripley, mistaken for an old friend of erstwhile shipping heir Dickie Greenleaf, is given an offer by Dickie's wealthy parents: go to the Italian village where Dickie is staying with his fiancee and convince him to return. Ripley, who is, in fact, wanted by the law, accepts. Traveling to Italy, Ripley befriends both Dickie and his novel-writing fiancee, Marge. Altho...
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