The Transgressors

The Transgressors

by Jim Thompson
     
 

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On the day he accidentally killed Aaron McBride, Tom Lord went from being a sheriff's deputy to a man awaiting execution. Because if the law didn't punish him, his victim's widow--or his shadowy business associates--surely would.  See more details below

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On the day he accidentally killed Aaron McBride, Tom Lord went from being a sheriff's deputy to a man awaiting execution. Because if the law didn't punish him, his victim's widow--or his shadowy business associates--surely would.

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With many of his 29 titles still in print and film versions of The Grifters, After Dark, My Sweet, and the recent remake of The Getaway, Thompson is still a hot property more than 15 years after his death. Not only is Thompson popular with the public, he is also revered by other writers, such as James Ellroy and Stephen King, who provide introductions to two of these novels, which first appeared in 1946, 1942, and 1961, respectively.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679740162
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/01/1994
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Jim Thompson was born in Anadarko, Oklahoma. He began writing fiction at a very young age, selling his first story to True Detectivewhen he was only fourteen. Thompson eventually wrote twenty-nine novels, all but three of which were published as paperback originals. Thompson also co-wrote two screenplays (for the Stanley Kubrick films The Killing and Paths of Glory). Several of his novels have been filmed by American and French directors, resulting in classic noir including The Killer Inside Me (1952), After Dark My Sweet(1955), and The Grifters (1963).

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