Tales of Natural and Unnatural Catastrophes jellemzők

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 (made into a film by Alfred Hitchcock, with a screenplay by Raymond Chandler) and The Talented Mr Ripley (a film by Anthony Minghella starring Matt Damon). 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.