A Hell of a Woman
Publish date: 2005
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
, Hard Boiled
“It was an accident, of course.” A collapsing marriage, a rubbish job, a dubious encounter with a damsel in distress (think sex-bomb naif Juno Temple in ‘Killer Joe’), tossed in jail and then a hundred thousand dollars waved under his nose; this is one of those set-ups you know is not going to end w...
This is the first Jim Thompson book I've read (don't know why it took so long), but it was definitely an experience. The story starts out with a fairly simple and familiar noir plot, focusing on a door-to door salesman who gets smitten for a meek, but strangely attractive young woman, and hatches a ...
Down on his luck salesman Frank Dillon meets a girl named Mona who's being abused and practically put on the street corner by her elderly aunt. When Dillon finds out the aunt has over a hundred thousand dollars hidden in the house, he plans to kill her and run off with Mona. Unfortunately, this bo...
this book reminded me a lot of charles williams' the hot spot. i like the characterization of the creep narrator very much but the story isn't much, and there isn't much to keep one's interest. i like the last couple of pages quite a lot though: the overlapping left me bemused and wondering about th...