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Product Description: Always ready, always there is the official motto of the United States National Guard. This military branch is presented through the eyes of a child whose cousin upholds that motto every day as a member of this reserve military force...read more

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9781508144588 | Reprint edition (Powerkids Pr, January 15, 2016), cover price $8.25 | About this edition: Always ready, always there is the official motto of the United States National Guard.

Library:

9781508144489 | Powerkids Pr, January 15, 2016, cover price $23.60 | About this edition: Always ready, always there is the official motto of the United States National Guard.

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Product Description: To everyone he's every played dice with, Mitch Corley seems like the luckiest guy around. But in truth, Corley's fast hands are the only gift fate's ever given him. He's never held down a steady job, and when it comes to women, his luck might just be the worst of all--his girlfriend and partner-in-crime Red would double-cross him in a heartbeat if she knew just how short on cash they really were...read more

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9780316403740 | Reissue edition (Mulholland Books, August 5, 2014), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: To everyone he's every played dice with, Mitch Corley seems like the luckiest guy around.
9780679740117 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, October 1, 1994), cover price $11.00 | About this edition: Mitch Corley has a girlfriend with expensive tastes and a ruthless wife who refuses to become an "ex" without major compensation.
9781854800879 | Xanadu Pubns Ltd, November 1, 1993, cover price $5.95 | About this edition: Mitch Corley has a girlfriend with expensive tastes and a ruthless wife who refuses to become an "ex" without major compensation.

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Product Description: Orphaned by a tragic accident at sixteen, Tommy Burwell's been scraping out a meager existence working dead-end jobs for years. When he and fellow nomad Four Trey Whitey get jobs working with dynamite, making way for a new pipeline across the deserted plains of Far West Texas, disaster ensues...read more

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9780316403832 | Reissue edition (Mulholland Books, August 5, 2014), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Orphaned by a tragic accident at sixteen, Tommy Burwell's been scraping out a meager existence working dead-end jobs for years.
9780679740179 | Vintage Books, October 1, 1994, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: In the 1920s the worst place you could be was in that part of Texas that some people call "South of Heaven," and the worst thing you could be doing there was laying a gas pipeline, along with six-hundred other hoboes, juice-heads, and jailbirds.

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Product Description: Patrick Cosgrove used to think he'd do anything not to be a prisoner of Sandstone State Reformatory. Fifteen years on the inside for a victimless crime, under the care of a warden whose penchant for violence is legendary--surely nothing could be worse...read more

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9780316403801 | Reprint edition (Mulholland Books, August 5, 2014), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Patrick Cosgrove used to think he'd do anything not to be a prisoner of Sandstone State Reformatory.
9780679733089 | Reissue edition (Vintage Books, January 8, 1992), cover price $13.00 | About this edition: When convicted bank robber Pat Cosgrove is paroled from prison through the efforts of a man he barely knows and provided with a home, a job, and other favors, he begins to suspect he is being set up to be used for sinister purposes

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780931969218 | Book of the Road Audio, December 1, 1985, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Pat Cosgrove was a convict in the state's vilest prison, and Doc Luther gave him his freedom.

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Product Description: Luane Devore's days are numbered. All her neighbors in the declining seaside resort town of Manduwoc want her dead. Some, like her young husband Ralph and his girlfriend Danny, want the thousands of dollars she keeps hidden under the mattress she spends her days resting on...read more

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9780316404006 | Reissue edition (Mulholland Books, August 5, 2014), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Luane Devore's days are numbered.
9780375700354 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, June 1, 1999), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Luane Devore's days are numbered.
9780445405721 | Reprint edition (Mysterious Pr, November 1, 1987), cover price $4.50 | About this edition: The vicious schemes of an evil woman, Luane Devore, unleash dark secrets from the past, twisted passions, violence, and murder, in a small New England town

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Product Description: By the time Jim Thompson was sixteen years old, he had been a newspaper boy, a burlesque show hawker, a plumber's helper, a comedian in two-reel pictures, a night bellboy in a luxury hotel and over a dozen other occupations. By the time he was eighteen, he was driving across America in a broken-down Ford without a penny to his name and his mother and his kid sister Freddie in tow, looking for just one more paycheck to keep them all alive...read more

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9780316403818 | Reissue edition (Mulholland Books, August 5, 2014), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: By the time Jim Thompson was sixteen years old, he had been a newspaper boy, a burlesque show hawker, a plumber's helper, a comedian in two-reel pictures, a night bellboy in a luxury hotel and over a dozen other occupations.
9780375700330 | Vintage Books, June 1, 1998, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: This fictionalized account retraces the author's zigzag path across the prairie states in the 1930s and 1940s as he consorts with corpses and con men, outruns railroad bulls, shakes down debtors, and writes labor history for the W.
9780445406735 | Reissue edition (Mysterious Pr, December 1, 1988), cover price $4.50 | About this edition: By the time Jim Thompson was sixteen years old, he had been a newspaper boy, a burlesque show hawker, a plumber's helper, a comedian in two-reel pictures, a night bellboy in a luxury hotel and over a dozen other occupations.

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Product Description: "Gizmo" is the GI term for the unidentifiable--and that's the way that Toddy Kent has begun to think of the reasons behind the rapid swing of his days. Somehow, Kent seems always to find himself regularly confronted with The Big Break every man would kill for--only to see it slip through his fingers...read more

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9780316403986 | Reprint edition (Mulholland Books, August 5, 2014), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: "Gizmo" is the GI term for the unidentifiable--and that's the way that Toddy Kent has begun to think of the reasons behind the rapid swing of his days.
9780375700323 | Vintage Books, June 1, 1998, cover price $10.00 | About this edition: Toddy Kent was born with a 'gizmo' in his head--talent for finding easy money--but when Toddy's gift deserts him and he finds his wife murdered, he goes on the run from a sinister man and his hymn-singing doberman
9780445406711, titled "Golden Gizmo" | Reprint edition (Mysterious Pr, January 1, 1989), cover price $4.50 | About this edition: "Gizmo" is the GI term for the unidentifiable--and that's the way that Toddy Kent has begun to think of the reasons behind the rapid swing of his days.

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Product Description: In trouble more often than not, guilty of assault, manslaughter, and honorably discharged from the military by the skin of his teeth, David "Bugs" McKenna can't seem to help doing the right thing at the wrong time--or the wrong thing, every chance he gets...read more

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9780316404044 | Reprint edition (Mulholland Books, August 5, 2014), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: In trouble more often than not, guilty of assault, manslaughter, and honorably discharged from the military by the skin of his teeth, David "Bugs" McKenna can't seem to help doing the right thing at the wrong time--or the wrong thing, every chance he gets.
9780679733126 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, January 1, 1993), cover price $12.00 | About this edition: Convinced his wife is planning to murder him, Mike Hanlon, a paraplegic wildcatter, tries to convince chief Lou Ford to take action

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Product Description: From the beginning, Jim Thompson knew he was going to catch hell no matter what he did. And during a childhood spent at the mercy of a father whose schemes put him on the wrong side of the law as often as the right, and a grandfather who knew the bad parts of town like the back of his hand, young Jim learned sin better than any writer had before...read more

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9780316403757 | Reissue edition (Mulholland Books, August 5, 2014), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: From the beginning, Jim Thompson knew he was going to catch hell no matter what he did.
9780375700309 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, October 1, 1997), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: An autobiographical tale of the life of underappreciated crime novelist Jim Thompson details his rich and bawdy youth
9780445407138 | Reprint edition (Popular Library, July 1, 1988), cover price $4.50 | About this edition: The unabashed autobiography of underappreciated suspense novelist Jim Thompson details his rich and bawdy youth, from birth to burgeoning manhood at age twenty-one

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Product Description: Jake Winroy had no looks, no education, and little else before he'd worked his way to the top of a million-dollar-a-month horse-betting ring. But when the state's latched onto his game, the feds take a bite and the lawyer fees eat away at the rest, all Jake's got left is the bottle and a beautiful wife whose every word is ugly...read more

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9780316403825 | Mulholland Books, August 5, 2014, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Jake Winroy had no looks, no education, and little else before he'd worked his way to the top of a million-dollar-a-month horse-betting ring.
9780679733102 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, November 1, 1991), cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Is Carl Bigelow a fresh-faced college kid looking for a room, or is he a poised hit man tracking down his victim?

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Product Description: Everyone in Kenton Hills knows that short-tempered, tongue-tied Bob Talbert wasn't the one responsible for the brutal crime that ended Josie Eddleman's life. Nevermind that he was the last one to see her alive. But in a town filled with the likes of an amoral tabloid reporter known only as The Captain, a district attorney who'll do anything for a confession, and Bob's parents, who care as little for Bob as they do for each other, guilt and innocence are little more than a matter of perspective...read more

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9780316403962 | Reprint edition (Mulholland Books, August 5, 2014), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Everyone in Kenton Hills knows that short-tempered, tongue-tied Bob Talbert wasn't the one responsible for the brutal crime that ended Josie Eddleman's life.
9780679733140 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, January 1, 1993), cover price $13.00 | About this edition: The lives of the Talberts are changed forever when their fifteen-year-old son is charged with rape and murder

When Joe Wilmot and his wife, Elizabeth, can no longer stand to live together after ten years of marriage, they concoct a scheme that will allow them to go their separate ways without legal complications and provide Elizabeth with a substantial parting settlement

Paperback:

9780316403931 | Reprint edition (Mulholland Books, August 5, 2014), cover price $15.00
9780679733096 | Reissue edition (Vintage Books, March 13, 1991), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: When Joe Wilmot and his wife, Elizabeth, can no longer stand to live together after ten years of marriage, they concoct a scheme that will allow them to go their separate ways without legal complications and provide Elizabeth with a substantial parting settlement

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Product Description: Now available for the first time in an illustrated hardcover edition with a new introduction. As high sheriff of Potts County, Nick Corey spends most of his time eating, sleeping, and avoiding trouble. If only people—especially some troublesome pimps, his foul-tempered wife, and his half-witted brother-in-law—would stop pushing him around...read more

Hardcover:

9781613471265, titled "POP. 1280" | Sgd ltd edition (Centipede Pr, December 23, 2014), cover price $150.00 | About this edition: Now available for the first time in an illustrated hardcover edition with a new introduction.

Paperback:

9780316403788, titled "Pop. 1280" | Reissue edition (Mulholland Books, August 5, 2014), cover price $15.00
9780679732495, titled "Pop. 1280" | Reissue edition (Vintage Books, October 1, 1990), cover price $13.00 | About this edition: As high sheriff of Potts County, Nick Corey spends most of his time eating, sleeping and avoiding trouble.

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780679408031 | Random House, November 1, 1991, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Nick Corey is a terrible sheriff on purpose.

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Product Description: Britton Rainstar never knew he could love a woman as deeply as he does Manuela Aloe and be so terrified of her at the same time. It's not just that he thinks she's out of his league. It's more that the longer he stays with her, the closer to death he seems to come...read more

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9780316404020, titled "The Rip-Off" | Reprint edition (Mulholland Books, August 5, 2014), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Britton Rainstar never knew he could love a woman as deeply as he does Manuela Aloe and be so terrified of her at the same time.
9780375700347, titled "The Rip-off" | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, June 1, 1999), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Britton Rainstar never knew he could love a woman as deeply as he does Manuela Aloe and be so terrified of her at the same time.
9780445406698, titled "The Rip-Off" | Reprint edition (Mysterious Pr, February 1, 1989), cover price $4.50 | About this edition: Britton Rainstar believes he has finally found the perfect woman, but a series of mysterious and increasingly ominous events leads him to doubt her sincerity

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Product Description: Tommy Carver may be every inch the angry, rebellious young man his teachers and parents accuse him of being. But sometimes, there are reasons for a fury like Tommy's. Tommy's relationship with Donna, the daughter of a man he hates almost as much as his own father, has led to more outbursts than anything else in Tommy's firecracker existence...read more

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9780316403764 | Reprint edition (Mulholland Books, August 5, 2014), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Tommy Carver may be every inch the angry, rebellious young man his teachers and parents accuse him of being.
9780679733157 | Reissue edition (Vintage Books, March 3, 1992), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: When Matthew Ontime, a wealthy Oklahoma rancher, is found murdered, Tommy Carver, a sharecropper who was seeing his daughter, is accused of the crime

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Product Description: In the rural town of Verdon, Nebraska, in the early days of the 20th century, you can't go ten feet without running into one of the Fargos. So, Grant Fargo argues to his grandfather Lincoln, it's perfectly all right that he's desperately in love with his first cousin, Bella-she's the only source of intelligent conversation for miles, and in a town like Verdon, it would be hard not to end up with a relative of one kind or another...read more

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9780922890989 | Reprint edition (Armchair Detective Library, July 1, 1991), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Lincoln Fargo--former Civil War soldier, riverboat owner, stonemason, and saloonkeeper, and the patriarch of the powerful Fargo clan--struggles to survive in a rapidly changing world

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9780316403771 | Reprint edition (Mulholland Books, August 5, 2014), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: In the rural town of Verdon, Nebraska, in the early days of the 20th century, you can't go ten feet without running into one of the Fargos.
9780679740148 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, February 1, 1994), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Lincoln Fargo--former Civil War soldier, riverboat owner, stonemason, and saloonkeeper, and the patriarch of the powerful Fargo clan--struggles to survive in a rapidly changing world

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Product Description: War changed Clinton Brown. Permanently disfigured by a tragic military accident, he's struggling to find satisfaction from life as a rewrite man for Pacific City's Courier. Shame has led him to isolate himself from closest friends and even his estranged, still faithfully devoted wife, Ellen...read more

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9780316404013 | Reissue edition (Mulholland Books, August 5, 2014), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: War changed Clinton Brown.
9780375700316 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, October 15, 1997), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: After a wartime injury leaves him with a bitter and incomplete life, Clinton Brown turns to drinking as his sole consolation and then to the destruction of those who make the mistake of invading his lonely world
9780445405707 | Reissue edition (Mysterious Pr, January 1, 1988), cover price $4.50 | About this edition: After a wartime injury leaves him with a bitter and incomplete life, Clinton Brown turns to drinking and then to the destruction of those who make the mistake of invading his lonely world, as his sole consolation

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Product Description: Deputy sheriff Tom Lord knows by now that far-west Texas is the place he'll always call home. He's spent too much time in the region's small towns to adapt to another place. And that's all right with him. What's not all right is being a deputy sheriff, where if it weren't for family misfortune, he might have been a doctor instead...read more

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9780316404037 | Reissue edition (Mulholland Books, August 5, 2014), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Deputy sheriff Tom Lord knows by now that far-west Texas is the place he'll always call home.
9780679740162 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, February 1, 1994), cover price $13.00 | About this edition: When Tom Lord, a sheriff's deputy, accidentally kills Aaron McBride, he realizes that either the law or McBride's partners will be after him

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Product Description: It was supposed to be only a temporary job--something to pay the bills until Dusty could get his feet back on the ground and raise enough money for medical school. After all, there's nothing wrong with being a bellboy at a respectable hotel like the Manton--that is, until she came along...read more

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9780316403924 | Reissue edition (Mulholland Books, August 5, 2014), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: It was supposed to be only a temporary job--something to pay the bills until Dusty could get his feet back on the ground and raise enough money for medical school.
9780679733119 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, November 5, 1991), cover price $13.00 | About this edition: The Manton looks like a respectable hotel.

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Dr. Murphy's sanitarium for alcoholics, El Healtho, will go out of business unless he can find a way to bring in more money

Paperback:

9780316403955 | Reissue edition (Mulholland Books, August 5, 2014), cover price $15.00
9780679733133 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, January 1, 1993), cover price $13.00 | About this edition: Dr.

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Product Description: William "Kid" Collins was once a respected boxer. Now he's a drifter, on the run after escaping from a mental institution.One afternoon he meets Fay, a beautiful young widow. She is smart and decent--at least when she's sober. Soon Collins finds himself involved in a kidnapping scheme that goes drastically wrong almost before it even begins...read more

Paperback:

9780316403849 | Mulholland Books, August 5, 2014, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: William "Kid" Collins was once a respected boxer.
9780679732471 | Mti edition (Vintage Books, August 1, 1990), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: William Collins is very handsome, very polite, and very friendly.

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780679401919 | Random House, March 1, 1991, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Bill Collins is young, good looking, agile and strong but he's a drifter with mild multiple neuroses, in and out of institutions, and dangerously violent on occasion.

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Product Description: Frank "Dolly" Dillon has a job he hates, working sales and collections for Pay-E-Zee Stores, a wife named Joyce he can't 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...read more

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9780316403733, titled "A Hell of a Woman" | Reissue edition (Mulholland Books, August 5, 2014), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Frank "Dolly" Dillon has a job he hates, working sales and collections for Pay-E-Zee Stores, a wife named Joyce he can't stand, and an account balance that barely allows him to pay the bills each month.
9780752852102, titled "A Hell of a Woman" | New edition (Orion Pub Co, July 21, 2005), cover price $12.55 | About this edition: A Hell of a Woman is Jim Thompson's version of an American Crime and Punishment.
9780679732518, titled "A Hell of a Woman" | Reissue edition (Vintage Books, October 1, 1990), cover price $13.00 | About this edition: Young, beautiful, and fearfully abused, Mona was the kind of girl even a hard man like Dillon couldn't bring himself to use.

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780931969225 | Book of the Road Audio, December 1, 1985, cover price $14.95

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Describes a poor Okie family trying to get by in wartime California while an alcoholic writer tries to finish another book

Paperback:

9780316403948 | Reprint edition (Mulholland Books, August 5, 2014), cover price $15.00
9780679740131 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, February 1, 1994), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Describes a poor Okie family trying to get by in wartime California while an alcoholic writer tries to finish another book

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Product Description: Abraham Mangar was just a young boy when he and all of the other boys in his tiny village were led from the warm arms of their families into the unknown and dangerous African lands. They were told they would go to school, but instead they lived through harsh years of confusion, starvation, despair, homesickness, and a desire for purpose...read more
By Jim Thompson (contributor)

Paperback:

9780991336500 | Concierge Pub, December 15, 2013, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Abraham Mangar was just a young boy when he and all of the other boys in his tiny village were led from the warm arms of their families into the unknown and dangerous African lands.

Paperback:

9781492999461 | Createspace Independent Pub, October 24, 2013, cover price $9.99

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