Books The Best Jim Thompson Books  

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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
Pop. 1280 Jim Thompson

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The Killer Inside Me is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
The Killer Inside Me Jim Thompson

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A Hell of a Woman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
A Hell of a Woman Jim Thompson

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The Grifters is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
The Grifters Jim Thompson

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Savage Night is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
Savage Night Jim Thompson

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The nothing man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
The nothing man Jim Thompson

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After Dark, My Sweet is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
After Dark, My Sweet Jim Thompson

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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
The Getaway Jim Thompson

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The golden gizmo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
The golden gizmo Jim Thompson

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The Kill-Off is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
The Kill-Off Jim Thompson

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Recoil is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
Recoil Jim Thompson

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The Criminal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
The Criminal Jim Thompson

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Texas by the Tail is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
Texas by the Tail Jim Thompson

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

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Child of Rage is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
Child of Rage Jim Thompson

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Wild Town is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
Wild Town Jim Thompson

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The Alcoholics is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
The Alcoholics Jim Thompson

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South of Heaven is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
South of Heaven Jim Thompson

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Now and on Earth is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
Now and on Earth Jim Thompson

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The Rip-Off is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
The Rip-Off Jim Thompson

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Roughneck is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
Roughneck Jim Thompson

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Bad Boy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
Bad Boy Jim Thompson

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King Blood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jim Thompson Books
King Blood Jim Thompson