Books by Jim Thompson
NPR stories about Jim Thompson
Pop. 1280 is the perfect noir thriller, featuring a murderous, corn bread-loving sheriff from a small town in the South. Author Stephen Marche explains why the book is genre fiction at its best. Do you have a favorite tale of twisted justice? Tell us in the comments.
Jesse Kornbluth, the man behind the Web site headbutler.com, recommends a book to scare the pants off of you — just in time for Halloween. The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson is a novel from 1952 written from the point of view of a homicidal maniac.