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The Golden Gizmo (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

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Publisher Comments:

Toddy Kent was born with a gizmo in his head — a talent for finding the easy money — but Toddy's gift has the habit of deserting him when he needs it most. When he discovers a seemingly limitless (and conveniently illicit) source of pure gold, he appears to have it made. But no sooner has Toddy lifted his first "sample" than his wife is murdered and he himself is on the run from a sinister man with no chin and a monstrous Doberman that sings hymns before it kills.

Review:

"[O]ne of the finest American writers and the most frightening, Thompson is the one on best terms with the devil." New Republic

Synopsis:

Toddy Kent was born with a talent for finding easy money, but Toddy's gift has the habit of deserting him when he needs it most. When he discovers a seemingly limitless ( and illicit) source of pure gold, Toddy's wife suddenly is murdered and he himself is on the run from a sinister man with no chin and a singing Doberman.

About the Author

(1906 - 1977) James Meyers 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 wrote two screenplays (for the Stanley Kubrick films “The Killing” and “Paths of Glory”). An outstanding crime writer, the world of his fiction is rife with violence and corruption. In examining the underbelly of human experience and American society in particular, Thompsons work at its best is both philosophical and experimental. 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).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375700323
Author:
Thompson, Jim
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Swindlers and swindling
Subject:
Los angeles
Subject:
Los Angeles (Calif.) Fiction.
Subject:
Gold smuggling -- California -- Fiction.
Subject:
Gold smuggling
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Publication Date:
19980531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.99x5.18x.58 in. .47 lbs.

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Product details 192 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780375700323 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[O]ne of the finest American writers and the most frightening, Thompson is the one on best terms with the devil."
"Synopsis" by , Toddy Kent was born with a talent for finding easy money, but Toddy's gift has the habit of deserting him when he needs it most. When he discovers a seemingly limitless ( and illicit) source of pure gold, Toddy's wife suddenly is murdered and he himself is on the run from a sinister man with no chin and a singing Doberman.
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