A Hell of a Woman
Frank "Dolly" Dillon has a job he hates, working sales and collections for Pay-E-Zee Stores, a wife named Joyce he can't stand, and an account balance that barely allows him to pay the bills each month. Working door-to-door one day, trying to eke money out of folk with even less of it than he has, Dolly crosses paths with a beautiful young woman named Mona Farrell. Mona's being forced by her aunt to do things she doesn't like, with men she doesn't know--she wants out, any way she can get it. And to a man who wants nothing of what he has, Mona sure looks like something he actually does.
Soon Dolly and Mona find themselves involved in a scheme of robbery, murder and mayhem that makes Dolly's blood run cold. As Dolly's plans begin to unravel, his mind soon follows.
In A HELL OF A WOMAN, Jim Thompson offers another arresting portrait of a deviant mind, in an ambitious crime novel that ranks among his best work.
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Review: A Hell of a WomanUser Review - Guy Salvidge - Goodreads
Jim Thompson novel #8, and for me it falls between the top tier novels (Pop 1280, Savage Night, The Killer Inside Me, A Swell-Looking Dame) and the mid tier ones (After Dark, My Sweet, The Getaway ... Read full review
Review: A Hell of a WomanUser Review - Zelmer Wilson - Goodreads
This is only the second novel by Jim Thompson that I've read. The first one was The Killer Inside Me and I enjoyed it, as I did this one. The plot is simple and while there are twists, any reader of ... Read full review