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Jim Thompson

Jim Thompson, full name James Myers Thompson (1906-1976): major novelist and screenwriter of psychopathic crimes; born in Oklahoma; B.A., University of Nebraska; 1931 married Alberta Thompson (2 children); reporter; 1930s Federal Writers project, in Oklahoma. * 29 mystery/detective novels * Now and On Earth [New York: Modern Age, 1942] * Heed the Thunder [New York: Greenberg, 1946] * Nothing More Than Murder [New York: Harper, 1949] * Cropper's Cabin [New York: Lion, 1952] * The Killer Inside Me [New York: Lion, 1952; London: Sphere, 1973] * The Alcoholics [New York: Lion, 1953] * Bad Boy [New York: Lion, 1953] * The Crminal [New York: Lion, 1953] * Recoil [New York: Lion, 1953] * Savage Night [New York: Lion, 1953] * A Swell-Looking Babe [New York: Lion, 1954] * The Golden Gizmo [New York: Lion, 1954] * A Hell of a Woman [New York: Lion, 1954] * The Nothing Man [New York: Dell, 1954] * Roughneck [New York: Lion, 1954] * After Dark, My Sweet [New York: Popular Library, 1955] * The Kill-Off [New York: Lion, 1957] * Wild Town [New York: New American Library, 1957] * The Getaway [New York: New American Library, 1959; London: Sphere, 1973] * The Transgressors [New York: New American Library, 1961] * The Grifters [Evanston IL: Regency, 1963; London: Zomba, 1983] filmed under same title * Pop. 1280 [New York: Fawcett, 1964; London: Zomba, 1983] * Texas by the Tail [New York: Fawcett, 1965] * Ironside [New York: Popular Library, 1967] novelization of TV series * South of Heaven [New York: Fawcett, 1967] * The Undefeated [New York: Popular Library, 1969] novelization of screenplay * Nothing But a Man [New York: Popular Library, 1970] novelization of screenplay * Child of Rage [New York: Lancer, 1972] * King Blood [London: Sphere, 1973] * 10 mystery/detective short stories * Fireworks [1988] Short story collection * screenwriter: * The Killing, co-author with Stanley Kubrick * Paths of Glory, co-author with Stanley Kubrick In the Periodic Table of the Elements, "Tm" stands for Thulium. In the Periodic Table of the Mystery Authors, "Tm" stands for Jim Thompson! Honorable Mentions: Return to Mystery/Detective Table of Contents Return to PERIODIC TABLE OF MYSTERY AUTHORS [Grateful acknowledgment to Professor Erich Friedman for his permission for me to use the table structure and color GIFs of the Periodic Table, above, whose Mystery Author roll-over status names and correlation of Element Abbreviations with Mystery Author names are not the fault of Professor Erich Friedman but purely the work of Professor Jonathan Vos Post]