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The Getaway

Thompson, Jim

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ISBN 10: 0679732500 / ISBN 13: 9780679732501
Published by Signet, 1959
Condition: Collectible: Acceptable Soft cover
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FIRST EDITION. New York: Signet, 1959. Paperback original. Good- condition with spine slant, covers worn near upper corner, light stain along margin. Former owner jotted numbers on first page. A truly excellent hard-boiled suspense novel. Bookseller Inventory # 131125806

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Title: The Getaway

Publisher: Signet

Publication Date: 1959

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Collectible: Acceptable

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

Doc McCoy knows everything there is to know about pulling off the perfect bank job. But there are some things he has forgotten--such as a partner who is not only treacherous but insane and a wife who is still an amateur. Worst of all, McCoy has forgotten that when the crime is big and bloody enough, there is no such thing as a clean getaway.

About the Author:

(1906 - 1977) James Meyers Thompson was born in Anadarko, Oklahoma. He began writing fiction at a very young age, selling his first story to True Detective when he was only fourteen. Thompson eventually wrote twenty-nine novels, all but three of which were published as paperback originals. Thompson also wrote two screenplays (for the Stanley Kubrick films “The Killing” and “Paths of Glory”). An outstanding crime writer, the world of his fiction is rife with violence and corruption. In examining the underbelly of human experience and American society in particular, Thompson’s work at its best is both philosophical and experimental. 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).

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