Synopsis by Rob Ferrier
Each episode of Profile of a Writer explores the life and work of a prominent writer. Not just a dry recitation of fact, each episode is an exploration of the environment and people that shaped the writer's life and work. From interviews with family and friends, to glimpses of the artist at work, no stone is left unturned. In this particular episode, the life and work of Patricia Highsmith is examined. Perhaps best known for her character of Ripley, a killer without a conscience, Highsmith is one of America's best-known crime novelists.