The Grifters

The Grifters

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by Jim Thompson, Tony Goldwyn
     
 

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Roy DIllon seems too handsome and well-mannered to be a professional con man. Lilly Dillon looks too young—and loves Roy a little too intensely—to be taken for his mother. Moira Langtry is getting too old to keep on living off the kindness of male strangers. And Carol Roberg seems too innocent to be acquainted with suffering. See more details below

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Roy DIllon seems too handsome and well-mannered to be a professional con man. Lilly Dillon looks too young—and loves Roy a little too intensely—to be taken for his mother. Moira Langtry is getting too old to keep on living off the kindness of male strangers. And Carol Roberg seems too innocent to be acquainted with suffering.

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Stephen King
"My favorite crime novelist-often imitated but never duplicated."
From the Publisher
"If Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett and Cornell Woolrich could have joined together in some ungodly union and produced a literary offspring, Jim Thompson would be it." --Washington Post
Chicago Tribune
"The most hard-boiled of all the American writers of crime fiction."
Washington Post
"If Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett and Cornell Woolrich would have joined together in some ungodly union and produced a literary offspring, Jim Thompson would be it...His work...casts a dazzling light on the human condition."
The New York Times
"The best suspense writer going, bar none."
The New Republic
"Like Clint Eastwood's pictures it's the stuff for rednecks, truckers, failures, psychopaths and professors ... one of the finest American writers and the most frightening, [Thompson] is on best terms with the devil. Read Jim Thompson and take a tour of hell."
Vanity Fair
"The master of the American groin-kick novel."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679401926
Publisher:
Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/27/1991
Series:
Vintage Crime Ser.
Edition description:
2 Cassettes
Product dimensions:
4.43(w) x 7.18(h) x 0.74(d)

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Stephen King
My favorite crime novelist-often imitated but never duplicated.

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