List of the best Jim Thompson books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Jim Thompson is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years, best known for his excellent crime fiction. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Jim Thompson who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.This list contains books like The Killer Inside Me and Pop. 1280. What are Jim Thompson's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.