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Nothing More Than Murder by Jim Thompson
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Dec 25, 2011

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Creepy small town larceny opera about a sleazy movie theatre owner trying to pull a double indemnity scam with the aid of his wife AND his cross-eyed mistress. This was Jim Thompson's first venture into what loosely could be termed the noir format, and it shows the master not quite there, but definitely setting his ducks up in a row.

The book is awfully chatty with too much movie exhibitor shop talk that doesn't necessarily enhance the story, but Thompson nevertheless gets his creepy-cum-psycho vibe warmed up so he can set the stage for the real sickness that was to come.
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