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THE KILLER INSIDE ME by  Jim Thompson - Paperback - First edition - [1952] - from John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB (SKU: 11733)

THE KILLER INSIDE ME

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THE KILLER INSIDE ME

by Thompson, Jim

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A very good to very good plus copy. Some mild edge rubbing, small crease to upper right corner, stress crease to middle spine/fr
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New York: A Lion Book, [1952]. First edition. A very good to very good plus copy. Some mild edge rubbing, small crease to upper right corner, stress crease to middle spine/front edge. Cover was re-glued at some point. Cut edges color faded. (11733). Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. Lion #99. Paperback original. The author's first paperback original, a dark novel of a psychopathic sheriff. Filmed in 1976 with Stacy Keach in the title role.

Synopsis

(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, Thompson’s 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).

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book dealer
John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
11733
Title
THE KILLER INSIDE ME
Author
Thompson, Jim
Book condition
second hand - A very good to very good plus copy. Some mild edge rubbing, small crease to upper right corner, stress crease to middle spine/fr
Quantity available
1
Edition
First edition
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
A Lion Book
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
[1952]
Keywords
Mystery . Film Source . Paperback
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