A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
1/12/1972 Highsmith starts a game
January 12, 1972. On this date Patricia Highsmith came up with the first sentence of Ripley's Game. It is her third novel about the immoral Tom Ripley who hates murder, "unless absolutely necessary." It has been filmed twice, in German and in English.