After Dark, My Sweet

by Jim Thompson, Chelsea Cain

Series: Mulholland Classic

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  • 0316195901
  • 9780316195904
William "Kid" Collins was once a respected boxer. Now he's a drifter, on the run after escaping from a mental institution.

One afternoon he meets Fay, a beautiful young widow. She is smart and decent--at least when she's sober.

Soon Collins finds himself involved in a kidnapping scheme that goes drastically wrong almost before it even begins. Because the kid they've picked up isn't like other kids: he's diabetic and without insulin, he'll die. Not the safest situation for Collins, a man for whom stress and violence have long gone hand-in-hand.

After Dark, My Sweet once again displays Jim Thompson as the undisputed master of American noir. The basis of James Foley's critically acclaimed film of the same name, with the sweep of an epic tragedy, Thompson's classic limns the dangerous territory of honest people all-too-easily sucked into wickedness, with no way out but down.

  • Little, Brown and Company; November 2011
  • ISBN: 9780316195904
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  • Title: After Dark, My Sweet
  • Series: Mulholland Classic
  • Author: Jim Thompson; Chelsea Cain (other)
  • Imprint: Mulholland Books
Subject categories
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  • 0316195901
  • 9780316195904

In The Press

"The best suspense writer going, bar none."—The New York Times


About The Author

Jim Thompson was born in Anadarko, Oklahoma. He began writing fiction at a very young age, selling his first story to True Detective when 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).

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0316195901
  • 9780316195904