After Dark, My Sweet
'A blisteringly imaginative crime novelist...violent, amoral, terse and fast-moving...a classic American novelist' Kirkus Reviews
Bill Collins is young, good looking, agile and strong, but he's a drifter with mild multiple neuroses, in and out of institutions, and dangerously violent on occasion.
When he gets involved with the hard-drinking Fay Anderson and the deceptively pleasant ex-police officer everyone knows as Uncle Bud in a ruthless kidnap plot, everything goes to hell in a hurry, and the end, for Bill, is inevitable and shattering. This is a tour de force of paranoia and violence from the master of the crime noir novel.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DaveWilde - LibraryThing
Welcome to Jim Thompson's twisted world. Thompson was one of the greatest of the 1950's pulp writers. But, Thompson wrote differently than almost anyone else at that time. His books are often narrated ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Stahl-Ricco - LibraryThing
A "crazy" ex-fighter hooks up with an alcoholic "dolly" and they get involved in kidnapping a young boy. Lots of mumbly dialogue and scattered ramblings, but the ending is pretty good! And I love the last line - "I Just kind of stopped all over." Read full review