• ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’ (Tom Ripley series) by Patricia Highsmith

    This charming con man and murderer has led five separate films, adapted from only three of his five novels (‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’ and ‘Ripley’s Game’ have been done twice), with prominent actors Matt Damon, Alain Delon, Dennis Hopper, Barry Pepper and John Malkovich in the role at different points since 1960. Although these films work okay on their own