Bio: Jim Thompson, one of the great masters of noir fiction, was born in 1906
in Anadarko, Oklahoma. He sold his first story to the True Detective at
the age of fourteen and went on to write twenty-nine novels, dozens of
short stories and two screenplays. THE KILLER INSIDE ME represents the
classic crime novel and is the one for which Thompson is best known.
The film version of the novel was produced in 1975 by MGM, directed by
Burt Kennedy. Other films based on Jim Thompson novels include The
Grifters, The Getaway, Coup de Torchon (POP. 1280), Serie Noire (A Hell
of a Woman, and After Dark, My Sweet).