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Love is what interests me. It’s
just that love is indivisible from murder.
1995 in the Swiss Alps and the ailing reclusive crime writer Patricia Highsmith
is visited by a genial young man from her New York publisher, sent to convince
her to write the final instalment of her best-selling Mr Ripley series. What
first appears to be a standard cat-and-mouse game of wit and wiles, soon becomes
a dance to the death. Who is the cat and who is the mouse? And… who will make
it out of Switzerland alive?
A chilling and sometimes hilarious two-hander,
Murray-Smith’s signature lucid-lettered prose.
gripping psychological thriller. Creeps up on you and then has you on the edge
of your seat.’
Murray-Smith demonstrates a Stoppardian gift for pithily combining
intelligence, wit and pathos.’
quality of [Murray-Smith’s] work transcends national boundaries in its acute
exploration of the psychological states that determine social outcomes.’
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is a Melbourne based playwright, screenwriter and novelist. Her plays, which include
Honour, Rapture, Bombshells, Nightfall, Redemption, Love Child
, have been produced around the world.
has been produced in over two dozen countries, including productions on Broadway and at the National Theatre in London and most recently in the West End. Both
won the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Best Play. Most recently, Melbourne Theatre Company produced
The Female of the Species
. Joanna has also published three novels
For a rich guide to understanding more about the work of Joanna Murray-Smith visit the 'What I wrote' series website where you can download Teacher's Notes, watch a trailer for the DVD and read information on the authors.
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