Books Pop. 1280 by Jim Thompson Paperback, 217 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $13 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitlePop. 1280AuthorJim Thompson Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Genres: Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime Fiction Also by Jim Thompson The Killer Inside Me Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Pop. 1280 My Guilty Pleasure Bad Sheriff: Murder, Lies And Southern Fried Catfish September 26, 2012 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.