Authors > Jim Thompson

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The Killer Inside Me

Everyone in the small town of Central City, Texas loves Lou Ford. A deputy sheriff, Lou's known as the nicest guy around. But behind the platitudes and glad-handing lurks a monster the likes of which few have seen. An urge that has already claimed multiple lives, and cost Lou his brother Mike. A murder that Lou is determined to avenge -- and if innocent people have to die in the process, well, that's perfectly all right with him.

Year: 1952     Genre: Crime Fiction

The Getaway

The classic story of a bank robbery gone horribly wrong, where the smallest mistakes have catastrophic consequences, and shifting loyalties lead to betrayals and chaos. Thompson's novel set the bar for every heist story that followed--but as Thompson's proved time and again, nobody's ever done it better than the master.

Year: 1958     Genre: Bank Robbery

Pop. 1280

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. With an election coming up, Nick needs to fix his problems and fast. Because the one thing Nick does know is that he will do anything to stay sheriff.

Year: 1964     Genre: Crime Fiction

Sep 27, 1906 -- Apr 07, 1977
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-- -- 1952The Killer Inside Me Crime Fiction, Serial Killer
-- -- 1953Savage Night Organized Crime, Mafia
-- -- 1954A Swell-Looking Babe Crime FictionNoir Fiction
-- -- 1954Roughneck BiographyNon-fiction
-- -- 1957Wild Town Crime Fiction
-- -- 1958The Getaway Bank Robbery, Bank Robbery
-- -- 1963The Grifters Crime Fiction, Con Man
-- -- 1964Pop. 1280 Crime Fiction