Jim Thompson


Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1950s

Robert Polito, editor. Evolving out of the terse and violent style of the pulp magazines, noir fiction expanded over the decades into a varied, innovative and profoundly influential body of writing. The eleven novels in this adventurous two-volume collection tap deep roots in ... read more


The Getaway by Jim Thompson
The basis for the film by Sam Peckinpah, The Getaway, is a Dantesque tour of the American underworld, a place where no motive is pure, no stranger is innocent, and no tie is too sacred to be betrayed in a nightmarish split second.

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The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson
Lou Ford is the deputy sheriff of a small town in Texas. The worst thing most people can say against him is that he's a little slow and a little boring. But, then, most people don't know about the sickness-- the sickness that almost got Lou put away when he was you ... read more



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