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After Dark, My Sweet
AFTER DARK, MY SWEET is a novel written by Jim Thompson in 1955. Kid Collins has escaped from a mental hospital. On his way south, he meets Fay, an alcoholic widow, and the no good Uncle Bud who proposed he take part in the kidnapping of the little Charles Vandermeer. Kid, desperately wanting to be loved by Fay, accepts but soon becomes suspicious. Will he be cheated by his partners or does his paranoia make him feel that way ? Another masterpiece ...
IRONSIDE has been first published in 1967. One of Robert Dacier's partner has been arrested for murder. Dacier and his colleagues will try to prove him innocent and discover that a serial killer is on the loose in San Francisco, providing his own idea of justice....
RECOIL is a book written in 1953 by Jim Thompson. Thanks to Doc who has accepted to hire him, Pat Cosgrove can get out of the prison he's serving a 15 years term in for armed robbery. Pat will spend the next weeks trying to discover the reason why Doc wants to help him. He soon realizes that everybody seems to know why even his new girlfriend, doc's secretary, who, in spite of her love, refuses to speak to him. Pat will even hire a private detective w...
THE CRIMINAL is a book written by Jim Thompson in 1953. 14 chapters and 9 different points of view. A teenage girl has been raped and murdered and the main suspect is Bobby, a teenager living next to the victim's house. A lawyer tries to help Bobby who, harrassed by the prosecutor Clinton, has signed a confession in order to be left in peace. Meanwhile, his mother struggles against depression, his father has a hard time with his boss and the local new...
THE GETAWAY is a novel published in 1957. Doc MacCoy and his wife Carol have just committed an armed robbery in a bank of a little Texas town. Doc has also shot Rudy, his paranoid partner, and left him for dead. Now they just have to cross the country in order to join California and then Mexico. But the police is still after the couple since they must kill again and again all those who cross their path. And Rudy, miraculously saved by a bucket, is beh...
The Golden Gizmo
THE GOLDEN GIZMO is a novel written by Jim Thompson in 1954. Los Angeles. Todd Kent is unhappily married to Elaine, a dominative and alcoholic woman. His job consists in trying to buy at a low price from naive people golden objects he delivers to Milt, a small businessman. One evening, Todd remarks that he has involuntarily stolen a golden watch from his last client Mr. Alvarado. The next day, he finds his wife Elaine strangled in their hotel room and...
THE KILL-OFF is a novel written by Jim Thompson in 1957. Twelve chapters, twelve different points of view. Who will finally kill Luane Devore, an aging woman stuck in his house and spreading by phone rumors about the private life of the people living in this small town of the North East coast of the U.S....
WILD TOWN is a novel first published in 1957 by Jim Thompson. A little boom town in Texas. Bugs McKenna, an ex-con, has just arrived and is already jailed in the local prison. He's offered by Lou Ford, the sheriff, a job as an hotel detective at the Hanlon's. But why? Things get worst as Bugs is falling in love with Amy, Lou Ford's girlfriend, and as the hotel accountant is found dead after a fall from the eighth floor. Furthermore, somebody begins to...
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