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