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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    • 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 285
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 254
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 253

    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

    • The Getaway

    • By: Jim Thompson
    • Narrated by: David De Vries
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    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

    • Pop. 1280

    • By: Jim Thompson
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    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

    • Savage Night

    • By: Jim Thompson
    • Narrated by: David W. Collins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    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

    • After Dark, My Sweet

    • By: Jim Thompson
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • 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

    • Sharecropper Hell

    • By: Jim Thompson
    • Narrated by: Mike Dennis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Tommy is fingered for murder in this shocking, twisting tale that explores sex, American Indian rituals, simmering race politics in mid-20th century Oklahoma and, of course, crime....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not A Fathers Day story

    • By Pulplife on 06-15-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Kill-Off

    • By: Jim Thompson
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean, Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Luane Devore's days are numbered. All her neighbors in the declining seaside resort town of Manduwoc want her dead....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thompson experiments

    • By Darryl on 09-19-12

    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 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    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

    • 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

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