After Dark, My Sweet

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Vintage Books, 1955 - Fiction - 133 pages
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William Collins is very handsome, very polite, and very friendly. His is also dangerous when aroused. Now Collins, a one-time boxer with a lethal "accident" in his past, has broken out of his fourth mental institution and met up with an affable con man and a highly arousing woman, whose plans for him include kidnapping, murder, and much, much worse.

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User 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

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User Review  - Hagelstein - LibraryThing

An excellent noir story of a kidnapping gone bad. Kid Collins is a former boxer, felon, and escaped mental patient who gets involved with a woman and a bad situation. He's an intriguing character - a ... Read full review

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Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1955)

(1906 - 1977) James Meyers Thompson was born in Anadarko, Oklahoma. He began writing fiction at a very young age, selling his first story to True Detective when he was only fourteen. Thompson eventually wrote twenty-nine novels, all but three of which were published as paperback originals. Thompson also wrote two screenplays (for the Stanley Kubrick films “The Killing” and “Paths of Glory”). An outstanding crime writer, the world of his fiction is rife with violence and corruption. In examining the underbelly of human experience and American society in particular, Thompson's work at its best is both philosophical and experimental. 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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