By Jim Thompson

Younger, attractive, and fearfully abused, Mona used to be the type of lady even a difficult guy like Dillon couldn't deliver himself to exploit. but if Mona informed him in regards to the vicious aunt who had became her into anything little greater than a prostitute--and in regards to the funds the outdated woman has stashed away--Dillon stumbled on it unusually effortless to kill for her.

First released in 1954

A Hell of a Woman is Jim Thompson's homegrown model of Crime and Punishment. it's a novel completely without sentiment, the place a assassin is going approximately his lethal company with out a prayer of redemption.


A masterpiece of inexpensive lives, small-town desperation, and absent morals. the previous few pages, within which the protagonist has a psychological breakdown, is written in alternating traces of conflicting awareness: its one of the so much evocative, scary, and gorgeous prose I've learn. The protagonist, a sleazy door-to-door salesman, is the epitome of the Thompson archetype: he fears betrayal simply because he, himself, has no loyalties, and sees no justification for them; his over-confidence is equaled basically via his paranoia; and his failure to get a grip on his existence is, finally, a human tragedy all too universal and one during which we needs to empathize with. between Thompson's top works.

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