Cropper's Cabin

By Jim Thompson (Electronic Book, 2012)
Tommy Carver may be every inch the angry, rebellious young man his teachers and parents accuse him of being. But sometimes, there are reasons for a fury like Tommy's.

Tommy's relationship with Donna, the daughter of a man he hates almost as much as his own father, has led to more outbursts than anything else in Tommy's firecracker existence. With her unearthly beauty and a passion that rivals Tommy's own, he couldn't help but fall for her. But as everybody knows, the stories of star-crossed lovers never have happy endings--especially not with explosive parties like these.

CROPPER'S CABIN is Jim Thompson's hair-raising thriller of what no writer has known better before or since--the hardscrabble existence of small-town American lives set to blow.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Electronic Book

    • Price: $4.99 US/$4.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316195973

    • On Sale Date: 05/01/2012

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    Formats Available: Electronic Book, Trade Paperback

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Tommy Carver may be every inch the angry, rebellious young man his teachers and parents accuse him of being. But sometimes, there are reasons for a fury like Tommy's.

Tommy's relationship with Donna, the daughter of a man he hates almost as much as his own father, has led to more outbursts than anything else in Tommy's firecracker existence. With her unearthly beauty and a passion that rivals Tommy's own, he couldn't help but fall for her. But as everybody knows, the stories of star-crossed lovers never have happy endings--especially not with explosive parties like these.

CROPPER'S CABIN is Jim Thompson's hair-raising thriller of what no writer has known better before or since--the hardscrabble existence of small-town American lives set to blow.

Jim 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 co-wrote two screenplays (for the Stanley Kubrick films "The Killing" and "Paths of Glory"). 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).
  • "The best suspense writer going, bar none." (The New York Times).

  • "My favorite crime novelist-often imitated but never duplicated." (Stephen King).

  • "If Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett and Cornell Woolrich would have joined together in some ungodly union and produced a literary offspring, Jim Thompson would be it...His work...casts a dazzling light on the human condition." (Washington Post).

  • "Like Clint Eastwood's pictures it's the stuff for rednecks, truckers, failures, psychopaths and professors ... one of the finest American writers and the most frightening, [Thompson] is on best terms with the devil. Read Jim Thompson and take a tour of hell." (The New Republic).

  • "The master of the American groin-kick novel." (Vanity Fair).

  • "The most hard-boiled of all the American writers of crime fiction." (Chicago Tribune).

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Cropper's Cabin
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $4.99 US/$4.99 CAN
  • Pages: 160
  • ISBN-13: 9780316195973
  • On Sale Date: 05/01/2012
Cropper's Cabin