7 edition of A Dog"s Ransom (Penguin Crime Fiction) found in the catalog.
November 19, 1981
by Penguin (Non-Classics)
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||256|
The great revival of interest in Patricia Highsmith continues with the publication of a novel that will give dog owners nightmares for years to come. With an eerie simplicity of style, Highsmith turns our next-door neighbors into sadistic psychopaths, lying in wait among white picket fences and manicured lawns. In A Dog's Ransom, Highsmith blends savage humor with brilliant social. This work attesets to Highsmith's reputation as "the poet of apprehension" (Graham Greene).Highsmith, Patricia is the author of 'Dog's Ransom' with ISBN and ISBN RELATED BOOKS.
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A Dog's Ransom. Long out of print, this Highsmith classic resurfaces with a vengeance. The great revival of interest in Patricia Highsmith continues with the publication of this novel that will give dog owners nightmares for years to come/5. A Dog’s Ransom is written by the same woman who wrote The Talented Mr.
Ripley. So yes, I was a bit intrigued whence A Dogs Ransom book I would not have been. “A dog disappears. A ransom is demanded. The well-meaning, middle-aged New York couple-childless, generous-pay up.
And pay again. The kidnapper-angry, perhaps psychotic- tricks them/5(20). A Dog’s Ransom is written by the same woman who wrote The Talented Mr.
Ripley. So yes, I was a bit intrigued whence otherwise I would not have been. “A dog disappears. A ransom is demanded. The well-meaning, middle-aged New York couple-childless, generous-pay up.
And pay again. The kidnapper-angry, perhaps psychotic- tricks them/5. A Dog's Ransom is classic Patricia Highsmith - that is, it is a study of how feelings of apprehension and fear overwhelm the guilty (or persons suspected of guilt).
Despite its title, the book has little to do with dogs or ransom really although this is where the story this novel we have a middle-aged couple in Manhatten whose little poodle is kidnapped by a mentally disturbed loner/5(5).
Octavo in 16s ( x mm), pp. [5 (half-title, list of other works, title, imprint, dedication)], [1 (blank)],[1 (list of uniform series editions)]. (Occasional dog-ears, some light, unobtrusive staining.) Original lilac boards, spine lettered in gilt and with gilt ornamental rules, dustwrapper, not price-clipped, with price ‘£ net’.
(Extremities lightly rubbed and bumped. A Dog's Ransom by Patricia Highsmith,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(). FFB: A Dog's Ransom - Patricia Highsmith In the hands of other writers the simple story in A Dog’s Ransom () might have been ripe material for low comedy.
An anti-social misfit sends anonymous letters to randomly selected people he dislikes for various reasons eventually leading to a dognapping scheme and a demand for $ Equally Highsmith had the uncanny ability to cause the reader to identify with the guilty - in this case a murderer - even when we share the distaste of those around him.
It makes for an uncomfortable but compelling ride. A Dog's Ransom is a fine little thriller that is deceptive in more ways than one/5(17). War Hawk: A Tucker Wayne Novel [Book II] From the haunted swamplands of the deep South to the beachheads of a savage civil war in Trinidad, Tucker and Kane must discover the truth behind a mystery that leads back to World War II, to a true event that is even now changing the world and will redefine what it means to be human.
A Dogs Ransom by Patricia Highsmith KNOPFHB BLUE CLOTH VERY GOOD PP DW MARKED ON REVERSE VERY GOOD 8V0 A dog disappears, then a ransom is demanded, then. Seller Inventory # This is a Very Good Copy of this Book in Publisher's blue cloth with gilt title lettering to spine,in a Very Good Dust-jacket,with a few small.
The Banned and the Banished and Godslayer series were written under the pen name James Clemens. The remaining books, including the Sigma Force and Jake Ransom series were written under the name James Rollins. The Order of the Sanguines series is written with Rebecca Cantrell.
In A Dog's Ransom, Highsmith blends a savage humor with brilliant social satire in this dark tale of a highminded criminal who hits a wealthy Manhattan couple where it hurts the most when he kidnaps their beloved poodle. This work attesets to Highsmith's reputation as "the poet of apprehension" (Graham Greene).Brand: Norton, W.
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We all like the idea of saving a bit of cash, so when we found out how many good quality used products are out there - we just had to let you know. Dognapping is the crime of taking a dog from its owner with the intention of demanding a ransom.
The word is derived from the term kidnapping. Historically in the United States, dogs had been stolen and sold on for medical research, but the introduction of the Animal Welfare Act of. A Dog's Ransom by Highsmith, Patricia A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition.
All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions.
At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Rating: % positive. In A Dog's Ransom, Highsmith blends savage humor with brilliant social satire in this dark tale of a high-minded criminal who hits a wealthy Manhattan couple where it hurts the most.
"A Dog's Ransom" made such an impression on me when I viewed it as a young person, that it has only been in the last 10 years that I realised Patricia Highsmith was an American author.
She wrote the book in the early 70s when critics were not praising everything she did and the reviews were mixed. Episode and Series guides for Dog's Ransom.
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Ripley4/5(32). A new year means a new mayor in the sleepy seaside town of Glendale. Unfortunately, not everyone’s happy about his election. In fact, someone’s so unhappy that they kidnap his beloved Golden Retriever and leave a ransom note claiming they’ll only return the dog when the man resigns his position.
James Rollins is the #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of international thrillers. His writing has been translated into more than forty languages and has sold more than 20 million books.
The New York Times says, “Rollins is what you might wind up with if you tossed Michael Crichton and Dan Brown into a particle accelerator together.” NPR.A DOG'S RANSOM.
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A dog's ransom. [Patricia Highsmith] -- 'Dear Sir, I suppose you are pretty pleased with yourself? Superior to everyone, you think.
A fancy apartment and a snob dog. You are a disgusting little machine, nothing else. Your days are.