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Deep Water. by Patricia. Highsmith

Deep Water.

by Patricia. Highsmith

Publication: Harper & Brothers, 1957, New York

First edition. Author's fourth book. Fine in dust jacket with light wear to spine ends, small closed tear to top edge of rear panel, and a couple of small stains to back panel. Melinda Van Allen is beautiful, rebellious, tempestuous, sexy, and the wife of Vic Van Allen. Theirs is a loveless marriage and Melinda, an incorrigible flirt, spares no opportunity to flaunt her many lovers to her husband. When one of Melinda's lovers is murdered, Vic doesn't hesitate to suggest to her latest paramour that he might have been responsible. As rumours about Vic's nasty streak begin to spread, fiction and reality begin to converge. It's only a matter of time before Vic really does have blood on his hands! A brilliant story and the nicest copy we have handled of this title in sometime. The basis for the 1981 French film Eaux Profondes (Deep Water).

Inventory Number: 43795