The unabashed autobiography of underappreciated suspense novelist Jim Thompson details his rich and bawdy youth, from birth to burgeoning manhood at age twenty-one
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Jim Thompson was born in Anadarko, Oklahoma. He began writing fiction at a very young age, selling his first story to True Detectivewhen he was only fourteen. Thompson eventually wrote twenty-nine novels, all but three of which were published as paperback originals. Thompson also co-wrote two screenplays (for the Stanley Kubrick films The Killing and Paths of Glory). Several of his novels have been filmed by American and French directors, resulting in classic noir including The Killer Inside Me (1952), After Dark My Sweet(1955), and The Grifters (1963).
Published in 1953 and 1954, respectively, this duo by Thompson offer an autobiographical novel of a tough kid's violent ascent into adulthood and a man's loss of his self-esteem that turns him pretty nasty. Two gritty novels by a master of the crime genre that are must haves for all mystery collections.
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Book Description Popular Library, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0445407131
Book Description Popular Library, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110445407131