Author(s): Jim Thompson


Reissue of 'One of the toughest crime novels ever' (Newsweek) published on the centenary of Jim Thompson's birth.


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Jim Thompson is one of the most respected and acclaimed crime writers: 'Jim Thompson is the best suspense writer going, bar none' New York Times. 'My favourite crime novelist - often imitated but never duplicated - is Jim Thompson' Stephen King. 'If Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, and Cornell Woolrich could have joined together in some ungodly union and produced a literary offspring, Jim Thompson would be it' Washington Post. THE GRIFTERS was a Stephen Frears film starring John Cusack, Anjelica Huston and Annette Bening. It was the first American production by Frears, whose credits include My Beautiful Launderette and Dangerous Liaisons, and was co-produced by Martin Scorsese. Published alongside Pop.1280, The Getaway and The Killer Inside Me - all in a brand new cover style.

Jim Thompson was born in Anadarko, Oklahoma. After an itinerant childhood during which his sheriff father was driven from office for embezzlement; and as a roughneck in the Texan oil fields of the 1920s, Thompson became successful as a writer with the pulp fiction houses of the 1950s, writing a dozen of his more enduring novels in just 19 months. He also wrote two screenplays (for the Stanley Kubrick films The Killing and Paths of Glory).

General Fields

  • : 9780752879598
  • : Orion Publishing Co
  • : Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • : August 2006
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 14mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2006
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 192
  • : Paperback
  • : Jim Thompson