Any Jim Thompson is worth a read. Some are better than others but this is pulp fiction.
The characters are dark, gritty, often beyond redemption, selfish motives, there are no happy endings in Jim Thompsons world. His characters are greedy, self-involved, lying, cheating scoundrels and often killers to boot.
Just the titles are awesome “The Killer Inside Me”, “The Grifters”, “A Hell of a Woman”, “A Swell Looking Babe”, if you like dark novels, he’s your guy. Lou Ford from “The Killer Inside Me” is one of the scariest, if not the scariest character I’ve ever encountered. Just like watching too much true crime shows reading Jim Thompson can make you question the people around you.
Plus the books look great on a book-shelf!