Saturday, August 22, 2015

8/22/1931 Jim Thompson plays detective

August 22, 1931.  On this date the first part of "The Car in the Mexican Quarter" appeared in Nebraska Farmer.  It was a rare detective story by Jim Thompson, who made his reputation writing from the bad guy's point of view, (The Grifters, The Killer Inside Me, etc.).  You can read it here.

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