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Pop. 1280 (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

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Publisher Comments:

As high sheriff of Potts County, Nick Corey spends most of his time eating, sleeping and avoiding trouble. If only people — especially some troublesome pimps, his foul-tempered wife, and his half-witted brother-in-law — would stop pushing him around. Because when Nick is pushed, he begins to kill...or to make others do his killing for him!

Review:

"The great merit of the novels of Jim Thompson is that they are completely without good taste, and of them perhaps Pop. 1280...has the least good taste of all." H.R.F. Keating, in Crime & Mystery: the 100 Best Books

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:
9780679732495
Author:
Thompson, Jim
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Thompson
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A.
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Jazz
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Clergy
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Family problems
Subject:
Juvenile
Subject:
Corey, nick (fictitious character)
Subject:
Jazz -- Fiction.
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black lizard
Series Volume:
I
Publication Date:
19901031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x .6 in .45 lb

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