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  • A Hell of a Woman

    By Jim Thompson

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780316403733
    • Publisher: Mulholland Books
    • Published: August 2014
    Frank Dillon, a salesman down in his luck, meets Mona Farrell, who gets him involved in the recovery of a hundred thousand dollars in ransom money.
  • After Dark, My Sweet

    By Jim Thompson

    Our Price: $13.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679732471
    • Publisher: Vintage Crime / Black Lizard
    • Published: August 1990
    William Collins is very handsome, very polite, and very friendly. His is also dangerous when aroused. Now Collins, a one-time boxer with a lethal "accident" in his past, has broken out of his fourth mental institution and met up with an affable con man and a highly arousing woman, whose plans for him include kidnapping, murder, and much, much worse.
  • Hardcore: 3 Novels - The Kill Off, The Nothing Man, Bad Boy

    By Jim Thompson

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781556110016
    • Publisher: Donald I. Fine, Inc.
    • Published: November 1986
    Thompson (1906-1977) published 29 paperback novels, all originals, in the 1940s and '50s. He also wrote TV scripts ( Dr. Kildare and co-authored screenplays for Kubrick's The Killing and Paths of Glory. The three books here, long out of print, may revive interest in this master of the anti-hero, tough-guy genre. The Kill-Off (1957) is a tour de force, narrated by a dozen characters, about the murder of a hated elderly female hypochondriac. Each voice moves the plot and the reader's perceptions, and even the ending has a nice spin on it. The Nothing Man (1954) is the self-told tale, maybe, of a multiple murderer. Unfortunately, the story is occasionally over-written, and the ending is disastrously sentimental. Also sentimental, rambling and nowhere near a novel is Bad Boy, about Thompson's first 20 years. With Thorp's rather testy introduction, though, it gives us interesting details of Thompson's life. Despite Thorp's high claims for the author's oeuvre, the evidence here ranks Thompson below Hammett and Chandler, if only just below. The Kill-Off, however, deserves reprinting and even re-reading. Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
  • Heed the Thunder

    By Jim Thompson

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780316403771
    • Publisher: Mulholland Books
    • Published: August 2014
  • Nothing More than Murder

    By Jim Thompson

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780316403931
    • Publisher: Mulholland Books
    • Published: August 2014
  • Pop. 1280

    By Jim Thompson

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780316403788
    • Publisher: Mulholland Books
    • Published: August 2014
    "Nick Corey is a terrible sheriff on purpose. He doesn't solve problems, enforce rules or arrest criminals. He knows that nobody in tiny Potts County actually wants to follow the law and he is perfectly content lazing about, eating five meals a day, and sleeping with all the eligible women. Still, Nick has some very complex problems to deal with. Two local pimps have been sassing him, ruining his already tattered reputation. His girlfriend Rose is being terrorized by her husband. And then, there's his wife and her brother Lenny who won't stop troubling Nick's already stressed mind. Are they a little too close for a brother and a sister? With an election coming up, Nick needs to fix his problems and fast. Because the one thing Nick does know is that hewill do anything to stay sheriff. Because, as it turns out, Sheriff Nick Corey is not nearly as dumb as he seems. In Pop. 1280, widely regarded as a classic of mid-20th century crime, Thompson offers up one of his best, in a tale of lust, murder, and betrayal in the Deep South that was the basis for the critically acclaimed French film Coup de Torchon"--
  • Savage Night

    By Jim Thompson

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780316403825
    • Publisher: Mulholland Books
    • Published: August 2014
  • Texas by the Tail

    By Jim Thompson

    Our Price: $15.00
    • ISBN-13: 9780316403740
    • Publisher: Mulholland Books
    • Published: May 2014
  • The Criminal

    By Jim Thompson

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780316403962
    • Publisher: Mulholland Books
    • Published: August 2014
  • The Getaway

    By Jim Thompson

    Our Price: $7.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679732501
    • Publisher: Vintage Crime / Black Lizard
    • Published: January 1994
    Doc McCoy's bank robbery is a success, but his getaway is complicated by a double-crossing accomplice
  • The Golden Gizmo

    By Jim Thompson

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780316403986
    • Publisher: Mulholland Books
    • Published: August 2014
  • The Grifters

    By Jim Thompson

    Our Price: $7.50 - $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780316404051
    • Publisher: Mulholland Books
    • Published: August 2014
    "To his friends, to his coworkers, and even to his mistress Moira, Roy Dillon is an honest hardworking salesman. He lives in a cheap hotel just within his pay bracket. He goes to work every day. He has hundreds of friends and associates who could attest to his good character. Yet, hidden behind three gaudy clown paintings in Roy's pallid hotel room, sits fifty-two thousand dollars--the money Roy makes from his short cons, his "grifting." For years, Roy has effortlessly maintained control over his house-of-cards life--until the simplest con goes wrong, and he finds himself critically injured and at the mercy of the most dangerous woman he ever met: his own mother. THE GRIFTERS, one of the best novels ever written about the art of the con, is an ingeniously crafted story of deception and betrayal that was the basis for Stephen Frears' and Martin Scorsese's critically-acclaimed film of the same name"--
  • The Killer Inside Me

    By Jim Thompson

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780316404068
    • Publisher: Mulholland Books
    • Published: August 2014
  • The Nothing Man

    By Jim Thompson

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375700316
    • Publisher: Vintage Crime / Black Lizard
    • Published: October 1997
    Clinton Brown is smart, good-looking, and the best rewrite man on the Pacific City Courier. The wife he divorced is still in love with him, as is the alluring and well-heeled widow who will do anything to make him happy. But Brown is missing something, and without that one thing there's no possibility of happiness-no possibility of anything but knocking back the booze and punishing anyone foolish enough to try to take away his loneliness. What Clinton Brown lacks may be enough to make him murder. Is Brown a killer or the victim of a sadistic frame-up? And if he's innocent, why is he so intent on being caught? Deviously plotted, fearfully acquainted with the psychology of rage and guilt, The Nothing Man is further proof of Jim Thompson's mastery of the crime genre .

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