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He's the influential pulp author of The Killer Inside Me.
Noted for his hardboiled crime novels, Oklahoma native Jim Thompson (1906-1977) began writing fiction at a very young age, selling his first story to True Detective at age 14. Thompson eventually wrote 29 novels and co-wrote two screenplays. Several of his novels were adapted into films, resulting in the classic noir The Killer Inside Me, After Dark My Sweet, and The Grifters.