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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (344 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jim Thompson Narrator: Kevin T. Collins Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2011 ISBN: 9781611137347
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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.

But when he drifts his way into Ragtown, Texas, things seem to finally be turning around for Bugs. He gets his first job in years as the hotel detective of the landmark Hanlon Hotel. But now that Bugs owes deputy sheriff Lou Ford a favor, things are likely to get ugly, fast—and odds are, it’ll have something to do with the bombshell wife of Bugs’ new employer … 

In Wild Town, Jim Thompson returns to the characters from The Killer Inside Me that made his reputation, in a virtuoso, multi-character portrait of how one man’s life can take a turn for the worse.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eric | 7/7/2013

    " Thompson explores parallel world concepts or my sense of time is incorrect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phillip Frey | 12/4/2012

    " With this book I have completed all the Jim Thompson I could get my hands on. Bugs McKenna, an ex-con, gets to be a hotel detective and that's when the hell begins in this frontier oil boom town. "

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About the Author
Author Jim ThompsonJim Thompson was born in Anadarko, Oklahoma. He began writing fiction at a very young age, selling his first story to True Detective when he was only fourteen. Thompson eventually wrote twenty-nine novels, all but three of which were published as paperback originals. Thompson also co-wrote two screenplays (for the Stanley Kubrick films "The Killing" and "Paths of Glory"). Several of his novels have been filmed by American and French directors, resulting in classic noir including The Killer Inside Me (1952), After Dark My Sweet (1955), and The Grifters (1963).
About the Narrator

Kevin T. Collins is an actor, singer, narrator, and recording artist with a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has performed in numerous theater performances, including Angels, City of Angels, Paradise Lost, and on television in Law & Order: Criminal Intent, As the World Turns, and The Guiding Light.