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Discover the second novel in the iconic, mesmerising RIPLEY series – now a major Netflix series starring Andrew Scott.


‘The No.1 Greatest Crime Writer’ THE TIMES

‘Ripley, amoral, hedonistic and charming, is a genuinely original creation’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

‘The sequence of novels allows Highsmith to create a frightening sense of momentum’ GUARDIAN

Tom Ripley is now the owner of a beautiful estate in France, a wealthy art collector and married to an heiress. The Buckmaster Gallery is staging an exhibition by the celebrated artist, Derwatt, but an American collector claims that the expensive masterpiece he bought three years ago is a fake. It is, of course, and he wants to talk to Derwatt – but Derwatt, inconveniently, is dead.

Ripley needs the perfect solution to keep his role in the fraud a secret and his reputation clean, but not everyone’s nerves are as steady as his. Especially when it comes to murder.

Ripley Under Ground is an ingenious novel of masks and identity, illusion and reality, and is followed by Ripley’s Game, The Boy Who Followed Ripley and Ripley Under Water.

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A bisexual psychopath and art forger who murders without remorse when his comforts are threatened
New York Times Book Review
By her hypnotic art Patricia Highsmith puts the suspense story into a toweringly high place in the hierarchy of fiction
The Times
Patricia Highsmith is a crime novelist whose books one can re-read many times. There are very few of whom one can say that
Graham Greene
Ripley Under Ground is Highsmith back on top of her most enjoyable humour-and-horrors form
Sunday Telegraph
The sequence of novels allows Highsmith to create a frightening sense of momentum
Sometimes you suspect that Miss Highsmith as well as Ripley is getting away with murder-but they both do it so elegantly
Kirkus Reviews
Patricia Highsmith is unrivalled. In Ripley Under Ground Patricia Highsmith is in her most brilliant form
Daily Telegraph
Ripley is an unmistakable descendant of Gatsby, that 'penniless young man without a past' who will stop at nothing
Frank Rich