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Subject: Jim Thompson fans -- suggestions for other authors?
Date Posted: 12/7/2009 12:27 AM ET
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My husband is a huge Jim Thompson fan (I'm also a fan). Any other authors you'd recommend along the same ilk? I'd love to find some books he'll love for the holidays. He's not a huge fiction reader, but also loves Cormac McCarthy, Carson McCruthers.

Any suggestions?

Date Posted: 12/7/2009 1:47 AM ET
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James Ellroy.  The LA Quartet (The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, LA Confidential, White Jazz).  Dashiel Hammett's Continental OP story collections.  James M. Cain.  I'll try to come up with some more.

Date Posted: 12/7/2009 9:35 AM ET
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I'm not familiar with Jim Thompson but I just looked him up.  I'm wondering if your husband might enjoy C.J. Box and/or Craig Johnson.  Both of these authors and their books can be found  at www.stopyourekillingme.com.

Last Edited on: 12/7/09 9:35 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 12/7/2009 2:21 PM ET
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Good ideas, thanks! The LA stories are a great idea, actually.  I'll start exploring.

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Subject: another name
Date Posted: 1/28/2011 11:02 PM ET
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Cornell Woolrich & Charles Wlleford