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TRUE CRIME DETECTIVE MAGAZINES

Dian Hanson, Eric Godtland

Gun-toting femmes fatales caught in the action! Beautiful new economically-priced edition, from Taschen Books. “My buddies wanted to be firemen, farmers or policemen, something like that. Not me,...

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THE TRANSGRESSORS

Jim Thompson

Deputy sheriff Tom Lord knows by now that far-west Texas is the place he'll always call home. He's spent too much time in the region's small towns to adapt to another place. And that's all right with him....

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NOTHING MORE THAN MURDER

Jim Thompson

Joe Wilmot can't stand his wife Elizabeth. But he sure loves her movie theater. It's a modest establishment in a beat-down town--but Joe has the run of the place, and inside its walls, he's king. Without...

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POP. 1280

Jim Thompson

Nick Corey is a terrible sheriff on purpose. He doesn't solve problems, enforce rules or arrest criminals. He knows that nobody in tiny Potts County actually wants to follow the law and he is perfectly...

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THE RIP-OFF

Jim Thompson

Britton Rainstar never knew he could love a woman as deeply as he does Manuela Aloe and be so terrified of her at the same time. It's not just that he thinks she's out of his league. It's more that the...

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SOUTH OF HEAVEN

Jim Thompson

Orphaned by a tragic accident at sixteen, Tommy Burwell's been scraping out a meager existence working dead-end jobs for years. When he and fellow nomad Four Trey Whitey get jobs working with dynamite,...

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CROPPER'S CABIN

Jim Thompson

Tommy Carver may be every inch the angry, rebellious young man his teachers and parents accuse him of being. But sometimes, there are reasons for a fury like Tommy's. Tommy's relationship with Donna,...

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HEED THE THUNDER

Jim Thompson

In the rural town of Verdon, Nebraska, in the early days of the 20th century, you can't go ten feet without running into one of the Fargos. So, Grant Fargo argues to his grandfather Lincoln, it's perfectly...

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THE GOLDEN GIZMO

Jim Thompson

"Gizmo" is the GI term for the unidentifiable--and that's the way that Toddy Kent has begun to think of the reasons behind the rapid swing of his days. Somehow, Kent seems always to find himself regularly...

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AFTER DARK, MY SWEET

Jim Thompson

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...

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SAVAGE NIGHT

Jim Thompson

Jake Winroy had no looks, no education, and little else before he'd worked his way to the top of a million-dollar-a-month horse-betting ring. But when the state's latched onto his game, the feds take a...

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RECOIL

Jim Thompson

Patrick Cosgrove used to think he'd do anything not to be a prisoner of Sandstone State Reformatory. Fifteen years on the inside for a victimless crime, under the care of a warden whose penchant for violence...

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