Wild Town by Jim Thompson (Black Lizard – 1986)

Wild Town by Jim Thompson

Wild Town by Jim Thompson

An ex-con is hired by an aging millionaire and his sexpot wife to do a job – but it’s nothing compared to the job they do on him!

The place is a frontier boom town where the graft gets collected more regularly than the trash. The hero is Bugs McKenna, slow-witted, hot-tempered man with manslaughter in his past and much worse in his immediate future. The much worse begins the moment McKenna gets promoted from ex-con to hotel detective without bothering to ask why. Because in Wild Town nobody does you any favors – and the price of advancement is always a little higher than what you can afford.

Re-issue of Thompson’s 1957 novel. Introduction by Barry Gifford. Afterword by Geoffrey O’Brien.

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Title: Wild Town
Author: Jim Thompson
Imprint & Number: Black Lizard
Cover price: 3.95
Publication date: 1986
Cover artist: Jim Kirwan
ISBN: 0-916870-95-2

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