Strangers On A Train By Patricia Highsmith

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Strangers on a train was the debut novel of Patricia Highsmith, and was adapted into a movie by Alfred Hitchcock. Find all the Strangers On A Train book information here.

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Strangers On A Train By Patricia Highsmith Book Information

Genres: Mystery & Thriller
Book Setting: The United States of America
Length: 288 pages
First Published: March 15, 1950
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Strangers On A Train By Patricia Highsmith Summary

Just in time for the centennial celebration of groundbreaking noir fiction writer Patricia Highsmith comes a reissue of her propulsive, engrossing debut, Strangers on a Train, with a new introduction by best-selling author Paula Hawkins.

Guy Haines and Charles Anthony Bruno are passengers on the same train. Haines is a successful architect in the midst of a divorce, and Bruno is a mysterious smooth-talker with a sadistic proposal: he’ll murder Haines’s wife if Haines will murder Bruno’s father.

As Bruno carries out his twisted plan, Guy finds himself trapped in Highsmith’s perilous world, where, under the right circumstances, ordinary people are capable of extraordinary crimes.

The inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1951 film, Strangers on a Train launched Highsmith’s prolific career, proving her a master at depicting the unsettling forces that tremble beneath the surface of everyday life.

About The Author, Patricia Highsmith

Patricia Highsmith was an American novelist who is known mainly for her psychological crime thrillers which have led to more than two dozen film adaptations over the years. She was the author of more than twenty novels, including Strangers on a Train, The Price of Salt, and The Talented Mr. Ripley, as well as numerous short stories.

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