Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Just Imagine the Rest of Her

After re-releasing 25 of author Jim Thompson’s pulpy crime novels in e-book format, publisher Mulholland Books now promises to bring out (sometime next summer) trade-size paperback versions of those same often-stunning 20th-century works. The covers for these new editions are pretty cool, including the leggy example--shown above--from A Swell-Looking Babe (1954). You can see the whole lot of Mulholland’s new Thompson fronts here, including one--for Bad Boy (1953)--that shares its artwork with at least two other novels.

(Hat tip to Seattle Mystery Bookshop Hard-boiled.)

READ MORE:Jim Thompson: An Appreciation,” by Joe R. Lansdale, and “The Greatest Crime Writer,” by Jo Nesbø (Mulholland Books).

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