The Killer Inside Me

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Orion, May 27, 2010 - Detective and mystery stories - 224 pages
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Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford is a pillar of the community in his small Texas town, patient and thoughtful. Some people think he's a little slow and boring but that's the worst they say about him. But then nobody knows about what Lou calls his 'sickness'. It nearly got him put away when he was younger, but his adopted brother took the rap for that.

Now the sickness that has been lying dormant for a while is about to surface again - and the consequences are brutal and devastating...

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User Review  - Stahl-Ricco - LibraryThing

Well, the title says it all! The man character is the killer in question, and he narrates the tale. Creepy, violent, and premeditated! Chapter 18 is exceptionally well written! It is muddled and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michael.Xolotl - LibraryThing

Not just the usual noir; the cynicism and violence are dialed up a notch, and, as a result, not the sort of book I normally read. However, I was impressed by the writing and the realism of the ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Jim Thompson was born in Anadarko, Oklahoma. After an itinerant childhood during which his sheriff father was driven from office for embezzlement; and as a roughneck in the Texan oil fields of the 1920s, Thompson became successful as a writer with the pulp fiction houses of the 1950s, writing a dozen of his more enduring novels in just 19 months. He also wrote two screenplays (for the Stanley Kubrick films THE KILLING and PATHS OF GLORY).

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