The Talented Mr. Ripley - Chapter 27 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 27 Summary

Marge calls Mr. Greenleaf at 8:30 the next morning and tells him about Dickie's rings. Tom is frightened that the astute Mr. Greenleaf is just the person to figure out the plot, and bring a policeman around to arrest Tom. Instead, Greenleaf accepts this new evidence that Dickie intended to kill himself. Marge is wearing the traveling suit that she arrived in. To Tom's relief, she apparently still intends to go to Rome that day.

A few minutes later, Mr. Greenleaf calls to say the American private detective, Alvin McCarron, has arrived by plane. Greenleaf asks Marge and Tom both to come to his hotel, to fill the detective in on what they know. Tom realizes that the detective is here to see him. Otherwise, the man would have met Marge and Greenleaf in Rome. Everything depends on the impression he makes on this detective, Tom decides. Tom...

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