Found in the Street is a haunting psychological thriller, by the queen of the genre, in which there is only a breath between nightmare and reality.
Patricia Highsmith (1921-1995) was born in Fort Worth, Texas. Her first novel, Strangers on a Train, was made into a classic film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951. The Talented Mr Ripley, published in 1955, introduced the fascinating anti-hero Tom Ripley, and was made into an Oscar-winning film in 1999 by Anthony Minghella. Graham Greene called Patricia Highsmith 'the poet of apprehension', saying that she 'created a world of her own - a world claustrophobic and irrational which we enter each time with a sense of personal danger'. Patricia Highsmith died in Locarno, Switzerland, in February 1995. Her last novel, Small g: A Summer Idyll, was published posthumously, the same year.
Uncomfortable, frightening, compulsive and, worst of all, terribly believable. It's vintage Highsmith - Time OutI love Highsmith so much . . . What a revelation her writing isNo one has created psychological suspense more densely and deliciously satisfying - VogueAn extremely clever novel . . . there is no one quite like Highsmith