AFTER DARK, MY SWEET. Jim Thompson, Ray Johnson, novel, cover art.

AFTER DARK, MY SWEET

New York: Popular Library, 1955. First Edition. Thompson's thirteenth paperback original, pairing an ex-boxer and an alcoholic woman who get tangled in a scheme to kidnap a wealthy kid. Basis for James Foley's 1990 film starring Jason Patric, Rachel Ward, and Bruce Dern. Hubin, p.393. Item #4614

First Printing, a paperback original novel. Octavo (17.5cm); illustrated wrappers; bright green edge-staining; [4],5-128pp. Trivial wear to extremities, faint stress creasing at lower left edge of front wrapper, else Near Fine, with creamy pages and bright, even edge-staining.

Price: $375.00