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The Resource The crime writer, Jill Dawson

The crime writer, Jill Dawson

Label
The crime writer
Title
The crime writer
Statement of responsibility
Jill Dawson
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1964, the eccentric American novelist Patricia Highsmith is hiding out in a cottage in Suffolk in order to concentrate on her writing. She has other motives too - a secret romance with a married woman based in London and her dislike of the fame and attention that has followed her since her first novel was made into a Hitchcock film and her fourth, The Talented Mr Ripley, was published to such acclaim. Unfortunately it soon becomes clear that Pat is not alone: all her demons have come with her. Prowlers, sexual obsessives, frauds, imposters, suicides and murderers: the tropes of her fictions clamour for her attention, rudely intruding on her peaceful Suffolk retreat. After the arrival of Ginny, an enigmatic young journalist who would like to interview her, events begin to turn catastrophically dark, ending in a fatal accident. Except, as always in Pat's troubled and eventful life, perhaps things are not as they seem ..
Summary
Moving into a small cottage in Suffolk, England, seeking time to write, novelist and chronicler of murder and violence Patricia Highsmith, while dealing with constant interruptions by a nosy reporter, discovers that crime has its consequences when tension between her secret lover’s husband and her escalates with deadly results
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Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10567460
Cataloging source
NNRL
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Dawson, Jill
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Novelists
  • Suffolk (England)
Target audience
general
Label
The crime writer, Jill Dawson
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057546254
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
247 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781444731125
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)950649925
Label
The crime writer, Jill Dawson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057546254
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
247 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781444731125
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)950649925

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