Patricia Highsmith and the Women Who Inspired Ripley

In 1950, Highsmith went to Positano with a glamorous, wealthy young Londoner. A year later, she traveled there again, with a new companion, at the tail end of a manic journey across Europe.

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When Poe Invented the Detective Story, he Changed the Literary World Forever

Even though literature had, for centuries, brimmed with clever problem-solvers, from tricksters to reformed thieves to wise...