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Convinced his wife is planning to murder him, Mike Hanlon, a paraplegic wildcatter, tries to convince chief Lou Ford to take action *Author: Thompson, Jim *Series Title: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard *Publication Date: 1993/01/01 *Binding Type: Paperbound *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.00
Jim Thompson always bragged that he was born in a prison. Actually, he was born in an apartment above the prison, in a town where his father was sheriff. Thompson sold his first short story to "True Detective" when he was just 14, and continued writing for the rest of his life. He is known for his dark and violent vision, and his cynical view of human nature. Although he had limited commercial success in his lifetime, the popularity of his books soared in the years after his death, and several of his books, including "The Grifters", "The Getaway" and "After Dark, My Sweet", became major motion pictures.
From the Publisher
The place is a frontier boom town where the graft gets collected more regularly than the trash. The hero is Bugs McKenna, a slow-witted, hot-tempered man with manslaughter in his past and much worse in his immediate future. The much worse begins the moment KcKenna gets promoted from ex-con to hotel detective without bothering to ask why. Because in Wild Town nobody does you any favors--and the price of advancement is always a little higher than what you can afford.
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Convinced his wife is planning to murder him, Mike Hanlon, a paraplegic wildcatter, tries to convince chief Lou Ford to take action