E-books by crime writer Jim Thompson coming soon

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NEW YORK (AP) — Novels by acclaimed crime writer Jim Thompson are coming out as e-books.

Mulholland Books announced Tuesday that "The Killer Inside Me," ''The Grifters" and other Thompson classics will be released in digital editions this year. The publisher says e-books for 25 of Thompson's 29 novels are planned.

Thompson is widely credited with turning the pulp fiction genre into an art form. Sam Peckinpah and Stephen Frears are among those who have made films based on his books.

Thompson died in 1977.

The publisher is an imprint of Little, Brown and Co.

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