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AFTER DARK, MY SWEET by  Ray (cover art)  Jim (novel); Johnson - Paperback - First Edition - 1955 - from Captain Ahab's Rare Books (SKU: 4614)

AFTER DARK, MY SWEET

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AFTER DARK, MY SWEET

by Thompson, Jim (novel); Johnson, Ray (cover art)

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New York: Popular Library, 1955. First Edition. Thompson's thirteenth paperback original, pairing an ex-boxer and an alcoholic woman who get tangled in a scheme to kidnap a wealthy kid. Basis for James Foley's 1990 film starring Jason Patric, Rachel Ward, and Bruce Dern. Hubin, p.393. First Printing, a paperback original novel. Octavo (17.5cm); illustrated wrappers; bright green edge-staining; [4],5-128pp. Trivial wear to extremities, faint stress creasing at lower left edge of front wrapper, else Near Fine, with creamy pages and bright, even edge-staining.

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(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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book dealer
Captain Ahab's Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
4614
Title
AFTER DARK, MY SWEET
Author
Thompson, Jim (novel); Johnson, Ray (cover art)
Book condition
second hand
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Popular Library
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1955

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