Jim Thompson
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Jim Thompson

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).

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    • Pop. 1280

    • By: Jim Thompson
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    Nick Corey is a terrible sheriff on purpose. He doesn't solve problems, enforce rules or arrest criminals....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Camus of Crime Fiction

    • By Darwin8u on 06-14-15

    Regular price: $20.52

    • The Killer Inside Me

    • By: Jim Thompson
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 302
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 269
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 268

    Everyone in the small town of Central City, Texas, loves Lou Ford. But behind the platitudes and glad-handing lurks a monster the likes of which few have ever seen....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great and notable work by Jim Thompson

    • By Bradley P. Valentine on 01-15-17

    Regular price: $20.52

    • Savage Night

    • By: Jim Thompson
    • Narrated by: David W. Collins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Jake Winroy had no looks, no education, and little else before he'd worked his way to the top of a million-dollar-a-month horse-betting ring....

    Regular price: $20.52

    • The Grifters

    • By: Jim Thompson
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    To his friends, to his coworkers, and even to his mistress Moira, Roy Dillon is an honest hardworking salesman....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thompson at his best.

    • By Ron on 01-17-12

    Regular price: $20.52

    • Murder at the Bijou

    • By: Jim Thompson
    • Narrated by: Mike Dennis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Joe Wilmot, trying to go straight after a stretch in the pen, finds a movie house in a small crossroads that can use a helping hand and someone with half a brain for business. ...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Murder At The Bijou

    • By Roy Bonario on 04-29-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • After Dark, My Sweet

    • By: Jim Thompson
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    William "Kid" Collins was once a respected boxer. Now he's a drifter, on the run after escaping from a mental institution....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Film, Good Book

    • By KB2187 on 03-17-17

    Regular price: $17.09

    • The Getaway

    • By: Jim Thompson
    • Narrated by: David De Vries
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Doc McCoy is the most skilled criminal alive. But when, for the first time in Doc's long criminal career, his shot doesn't hit the mark, everything begins to fall apart...

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • "Getaway" is what I did!

    • By Laura on 07-27-12

    Regular price: $20.52

    • A Hell of a Woman

    • By: Jim Thompson
    • Narrated by: Thomas Kelly
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Frank "Dolly" Dillon has a job he hates, working sales and collections for Pay-E-Zee Stores; a wife named Joyce he can't stand; and an account balance that barely allows him to pay the bills each month....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • L'enfer, c'est les autres

    • By Darwin8u on 07-16-15

    Regular price: $17.09

    • A Swell-Looking Babe

    • By: Jim Thompson
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23

    It was supposed to be only a temporary job - something to pay the bills until Dusty could get his feet back on the ground. Until she came along....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very good

    • By Darryl on 09-19-12

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Wild Town

    • By: Jim Thompson
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    David "Bugs" McKenna can't seem to help doing the right thing at the wrong time - or the wrong thing, every chance he gets....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A bit of Crime AND Punishment in West Texas.

    • By Darwin8u on 07-03-15

    Regular price: $20.52

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