Definition of Highsmith, Patricia in English:

Highsmith, Patricia

proper noun

  • (1921–95), US writer of detective fiction; born Patricia Plangman. Her novels are noted for their black humor, particularly those featuring Tom Ripley, an amoral antihero living in France. Notable works: Strangers on a Train (1949), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1956), and Ripley Under Water (1991).


Highsmith, Patricia