The Talented Mr. Ripley - Chapter 30 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 30 Summary

The worst sign that the authorities are about to apprehend Tom is that Rovassini, the police officer from Rome, didn't even call to inform Tom of the new developments in his friend's disappearance. Everyone realizes Tom is upset, desperate and despondent, but they think he is distraught at the idea that his friend Dickie Greenleaf could have been murdered. The fact that all of Dickie's things, even his toothbrush and shaving kit, had been found in Venice under the name of Robert S. Fanshaw implies Dickie is not living under another identity. The will is the worst evidence of all. If the police find the fingerprints on Dickie's luggage belong to someone else, they will scrutinize the will and determine it is a forgery, as well. The authorities will quickly surmise that Tom has murdered both Dickie Greenleaf and Freddie Miles.

By the time he boards the...

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