Nothing More Than Murder

Nothing More Than Murder

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Joe Wilmot is a smooth operator. He runs the picture house in Stoneville and he knows how to deal with everyone, from the movie distributors and the union representatives to his projectionist and the punters. But when it comes to handling his wife, his mistress and a bogus insurance claim, it turns out he isn't quite as clever as he thought. An uncompromising and terrifying vision of small-town corruption and the romantic triangle fromt he author of the toughest crime novels ever.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 17mm | 221g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion mass market paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0752852140
  • 9780752852140
  • 1,567,620

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'Full of atmosphere, this has a fabuloulsy old-school feel. But there's nothing cosy about this sharp vision of corrupt small-town life.' -- Andrea Henry DAILY MIRROR 'Thompson is both a brilliant and entirely uncompromising writer, and, here, in place of sentiment and salvation is the real and unflinching, bitter unraveling of the American dream.' GLASGOW HERALD 'The plot twists come thick and fast, right up until the end, in an acceleration of incident and revelation. Nothing More Than Murder isn't simply noir; it is nightmare.' -- Paul Kane WWW.NEWMYSTERYREADER.COM
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About Jim Thompson

Jim Thompson (1906-1977) was born in Anadarko, Oklahoma. Among his many novels are The Killer Inside Me, The Grifters, The Getaway and After Dark, My Sweet. He also wrote two screenplays (for the Stanley Kubrick films The Killing and Paths of Glory). Pop. 1280 was an acclaimed French film under the title Coup de Torchon.
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801 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
5 23% (186)
4 38% (308)
3 32% (259)
2 5% (41)
1 1% (7)
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