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The crime writer

Author: Jill Dawson
Publisher: London : Sceptre, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Romance fiction
Historical fiction
Biographical fiction
Fiction
Love stories
Named Person: Patricia Highsmith; Patricia Highsmith
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jill Dawson
ISBN: 9781444731118 1444731114 9781444731125 1444731122
OCLC Number: 920720790
Description: 247 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Jill Dawson.

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By the Orange Prize-shortlisted Jill Dawson, a riveting novel that folds a brilliant portrait of Patricia Highsmith into a tale of duplicity, madness and murder.  Read more...

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[An] impeccable portrait . . . a hugely compelling read, jam-packed full of tensions and psychological insight, all beautifully observed. -- Eithne Farry * Sunday Express * Fantastically moody and Read more...

 
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