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‘A blisteringly imaginative crime novelist . . . violent, amoral, terse and fast-moving . . . a classic American novelist’ Kirkus Reviews

A HELL OF A WOMAN is Jim Thompson’s version of an American CRIME AND PUNISHMENT.

In a novel completely devoid of sentiment, ‘Dolly’ Dillon, a door-to-door salesman, goes about the appalling business of murder without conscience, without remorse and without any hope of redemption, because of a woman . . .