A Hell of a Woman By Jim Thompson

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Frank "Dolly" Dillon has a job he hates, working sales and collections for Pay-E-Zee Stores; a wife named Joyce he cant stand; and an account balance that barely allows him to pay the bills each month. Working door-to-door one day, trying to eke money out of folk with even less of it than he has, Dolly crosses paths with a beautiful young woman named Mona Farrell. Monas being forced by her aunt to do things she doesnt like, with men she doesnt know - she wants out, any way she can get it. And to a man who wants nothing of what he has, Mona sure looks like something he actually does.



Soon Dolly and Mona find themselves involved in a scheme of robbery, murder, and mayhem that makes Dollys blood run cold. And as Dollys plans begin to unravel, his mind soon follows.



In A Hell of a Woman, Jim Thompson offers another arresting portrait of a deviant mind, in an ambitious crime novel that ranks among his best work.




©2012 Jim Thompson (P)2012 Hachette

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