Monday, 2 November 2009

Jim Thompson in Canada

The name Jim Thompson is well known to collectors of paperbacks and readers of crime fiction. Before turning to crime stories Thompson wrote a couple of novels. One of them, Heed the Thunder, was published as a Canadian paperback by Export Publishing Enterprises as News Stand Library #54 in June 1949. This was Export's only book by Thompson and predated any of his paperback originals in the US. The signed art is by D. Rickard.

Next to publish was Toronto's Studio Publications in 1952 as #4 in their 14 book Studio Pocket series. The name was changed to Sins of the Fathers. Thompson's name appears only on the spine as James Thompson. The artist is unknown.

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