The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

I did see the movie version of The Talented Mr. Ripley starring Matt Damon back when, so I had some vague idea of what I was getting into with the novel, but I didn’t honestly remember much. Tom Ripley is probably a sociopath. He conveniently leaves murder off his list. …

A Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell

A Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell shows up on several “best mysteries” lists, which is why I added it to my to-read list. I had read several of her Inspector Wexford series, but none of her stand-alone novels. And then it was my Classic Club Spin book for the month, …

Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith

There are some classics that I wonder why it has taken me so long to get around to. Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith is one of those. It’s a dark, psychological thriller that shows anyone can be capable of murder, given the right, or wrong, circumstances. As the blurb …