Definition of Highsmith, Patricia in English:

Highsmith, Patricia

Syllabification: High·smith, Patricia
Pronunciation: /ˈhīˌsmiTH
 
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( 1921–95), US writer of detective fiction; born Patricia Plangman. Her novels are noted for their black humor, particularly those featuring Tom Ripley, an amoral antihero living in France. Notable works: Strangers on a Train (1949), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1956), and Ripley Under Water (1991).

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