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By the bestselling author of The Talented Mr Ripley, Carol and Strangers on a Train

‘Master storyteller Highsmith offers an eerily up-to-date collection of modern horror tales’ Publishers Weekly

Patricia Highsmith, an American who lived most of her life in Europe, was the author of such bestselling crime novels as Strangers on a Train, and The Talented Mr. Ripley.

The stories collected here are classic Highsmith – eerie, prescient and chilling, catastrophes caused by human error and dark motives. Whether evoking the White House under siege by the homeless or a 190-year-old woman perpetually near death and dimly glowing, each tale refuses to release you from its tense grip.