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  • After Dark, My Sweetby Jim Thompson

    Orion 2010; US$ 5.99

    'A blisteringly imaginative crime novelist...violent, amoral, terse and fast-moving...a classic American novelist' Kirkus Reviews Bill Collins is young, good looking, agile and strong, but he's a drifter with mild multiple neuroses, in and out of institutions, and dangerously violent on occasion. When he gets involved with the hard-drinking Fay... more...

  • Nothing More Than Murderby Jim Thompson

    Orion 2010; US$ 5.99

    'A blisteringly imaginative crime novelist...violent, amoral, terse and fast-moving . . .a classic American novelist' Kirkus Reviews Joe Wilmot is a smooth operator. He runs the picture house in Stoneville and he knows how to deal with everyone, from the movie distributors and the union representatives to his projectionist and the punters. But... more...

  • A Swell-Looking Babeby Jim Thompson

    Orion 2010; US$ 5.99

    'The toughest crime novels ever' Newsweek The Manson looked like a respectable hotel; Dusty Rhodes looked like a selfless young man working as a bellhop; and the woman on the tenth floor who arrived on the midnight train looked like a slumming angel. But appearances can be deceptive - deceptive enough to lead to robbery, treachery and murder .... more...

  • The Getawayby Jim Thompson

    Orion 2010; US$ 9.99

    Classic crime novel by acclaimed author Jim Thompson - 'the best suspense writer going, bar none' NEW YORK TIMES The story of a bank robbery and its aftermath, of cross and double-cross, told with the unflinching eye of America's greatest crime writer. When it comes to pulling off the perfect bank job, Doc McCoy wrote the book. But with a partner... more...

  • Savage Nightby Jim Thompson

    Orion 2010; US$ 5.99

    Another brilliantly dark tale from the noir master Under the guise of a college student, Carl Bigelow moves into a small town and into the life of Jake Winroy, a one-time crook who now plans to testify against an organized crime figure. The tricky thing is to kill Jake without making it look like a hit. But Jake's wife is more than willing to help... more...

  • The Griftersby Jim Thompson

    Orion 2010; US$ 10.99

    Reissue of a true classic - 'One of the toughest crime novels ever' (Newsweek). Roy Dillon is young, good-looking and devastatingly charming. He's also a completely amoral con man. Lily, his mother, works for the mob. Moira Langtry, Roy's mistress, is always looking for the main chance, and so is Carol Roberg, the nurse brought in to look after... more...

  • POP. 1280by Jim Thompson

    Orion 2010; US$ 10.99

    A classic crime novel from 'the best suspense writer going, bar none' New York Times Nick Corey likes being the high sheriff of Potts County. But Nick has a few problems that he needs to deal with: like his loveless marriage, the pimps who torment him, the honest man who is running against him in the upcoming elections and the women who adore him.... more...

  • A Hell of a Womanby Jim Thompson

    Orion 2010; US$ 5.99

    'A blisteringly imaginative crime novelist . . . violent, amoral, terse and fast-moving . . . a classic American novelist' Kirkus Reviews A HELL OF A WOMAN is Jim Thompson's version of an American CRIME AND PUNISHMENT. In a novel completely devoid of sentiment, 'Dolly' Dillon, a door-to-door salesman, goes about the appalling business of murder... more...

  • The Killer Inside Meby Jim Thompson

    Orion 2010; US$ 10.99

    THE KILLER INSIDE ME has been a cult classic since its first publication in 1952. Also a major motion picture starring Casey Affleck, directed by Michael Winterbottom. Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford is a pillar of the community in his small Texas town, patient and thoughtful. Some people think he's a little slow and boring but that's the worst they say... more...

  • F9F Panther Units of the Korean Warby Warren Thompson; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 15.95

    In 1948 the USAF, Marine Corps and US Navy were concentrating on converting over to an all-jet force. When the Korean War started in June 1950, the USAF had built up a sizable jet force in the Far East, while the US Navy was in the early stages of getting F9F Panthers operational as replacements for its piston-engined F8F Bearcats. At about this time,... more...