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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.
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Pop. 1280 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
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The Killer Inside Me is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
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A Hell of a Woman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
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Savage Night is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
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The Grifters is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
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The nothing man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
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After Dark, My Sweet is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
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Nothing More Than Murder is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books

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The Getaway is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
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The golden gizmo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
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The Kill-Off is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
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Recoil is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
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Wild Town is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
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The Criminal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
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Texas by the Tail is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
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Child of Rage is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
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The Alcoholics is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
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South of Heaven is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
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Now and on Earth is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
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Roughneck is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
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Bad Boy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
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King Blood is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
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The Rip-Off is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
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