Authors > Jim Thompson

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

 

NON-SERIES Novels

Year TitleGenres & Tags

1952The Killer Inside MeCrime Fiction, Serial Killer
1953Savage NightOrganized Crime, Mafia
1954A Swell-Looking BabeCrime Fiction
1954RoughneckBiographyNon-fiction
1957Wild TownCrime Fiction
1958The GetawayBank Robbery, Bank Robbery
1963The GriftersCrime Fiction, Con Man
1964Pop. 1280Crime Fiction