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Book Information: Hell of a Woman, a

Hell of a Woman, a (1954) [Novel]
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Frank “Dolly” Dillon is a door-to-door salesman whose life is spiraling downward fast. He spends most of his day chasing down delinquent accounts like Pete Hendrickson. His malcontent wife walks out on him. He has to steal from his accounts to stay afloat and when his psychologically-sadistic boss catches Frank, he has him tossed in jail. One day he knocks on Ma Farrell’s door and she offers him sexual favors from her niece, Mona, for a chest of silverware. Because he is attracted to Mona and feels sorry for her, he only pretends to have sex with her and they fall for each other. When Mona reveals that her aunt has $100,000 stashed away in the basement, Frank gets an idea how to solve all their problems in one bloody coup. As Frank, never a paragon of mental health, begins to unravel, the book’s narrative form mirrors his psychological descent into hell. Widely regarded as one of Jim Thompson's best novels.

Original title: A Hell of a Woman
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and DetectivesNoir

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  • Filmed as “Serie Noire” (1979)

Edition #1: Hell of a Woman, a

Hell of a Woman, a (1954)
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Language: English

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Hell of a Woman, a (1990)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 9780679732518
Dimensions: x x

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Hell of a Woman, a (1988)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Corgi Books
ISBN: 0552132403
Dimensions: 4.2 x 7.0 x 0.5
Pages: 173

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Hell of a Woman, a (1984)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Black Lizard
ISBN: 0916870774
Pages: 182

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Hell of a Woman, a (1954)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Lion

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