For eliciting the menace that lurks in familiar surroundings, there's no one like Patricia Highsmith
These little tales are tremendous fun, glorious hand grenades lobbed at the reader by a gleeful, cackling Patricia Highsmith
Very wicked, very funny and - this being Highsmith's mission in life, as far as one can tell - very unsettling
It's not just the men who come off badly in this short, sharp shock of a collection... Each story is more appalling than the next, deadpan in tone and dripping with black humour.
These are extraordinary stories . . . etched in acid and unforgettable . . . Highsmith is a mistress of a fine and dangerous art. Let the reader beware