Books published by Virago

One Night, New York

Frances arrives in 1930s New York to join her brother, leaving her abusive father in rural Kansas. She quickly becomes embroiled in a world beyond her experience with glamorous people, corrupt politicians and violent mobsters.

Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by John Barnbrook

The Boy Who Followed Ripley

Ripley is captivated when a young American arrives at his house in France, but finds the boy has serious problems.

Reviewed on 28 May 2016 by Chris Roberts

Edith's Diary

Edith’s diary records the day-to-day achievements of a successful family. In real life, however, things don’t turn out quite so well.

Reviewed on 12 March 2016 by Chris Roberts

The Blunderer

New York lawyer Walter Stackhouse’s fascination with a murder implicates him when his own wife dies under unusual circumstances.

Reviewed on 16 January 2016 by Chris Roberts

The Tremor of Forgery

Stranded in a small Tunisian town, American writer Ingham takes violent action against an attempted burglar, but finds himself curiously indifferent to the outcome.

Reviewed on 07 November 2015 by Chris Roberts

The Talented Mr Ripley

The father of Dickie Greenleaf sends Tom Ripley to Italy to encourage his son to return to New York, but Ripley has his own agenda.

Reviewed on 01 August 2015 by Chris Roberts

The Glass Cell

Philip Carter is wrongly imprisoned and brutalised in jail. When he emerges, how will he cope with the realisation that his wife has been unfaithful?

Reviewed on 23 May 2015 by Chris Roberts