Patricia Highsmith, author of classics such as The Talented Mr. Ripley and Strangers on a Train, was a lesbian and a writer who defied simple categorization. Marijane Meaker is the author of more than 40 books. Meaker and Highsmith met in New York City, became lovers, and embarked on a romance amidst the bohemian set of Greenwich Village and the literary crowd of Fire Island. Written with wit and brassy candor, this is a revealing look at a controversial icon of popular American fiction.
"Fascinating book about a mysterious author."
Transgender insurance investigator Scotti House gets caught up in a kidnapping plot among the rich in the Hamptons.
"Easy listen, good story"
A broken cable, a useless speaker, darkness. Five frightened people huddled in a crippled elevator about to take its final plunge. And the old games are played out. A novel of shattering human revelation. It hurls five strangers - an aggressive businessman, a neurotic housewife, a pro-football star, and an alcoholic professor - into a sudden, terrifying intimacy, as they are forced to come to terms with painful truths that can save or destroy them all.