James Thompson is not Jim Thompson. The latter is the haunted literary noir icon who wrote such pulp crime fiction classics as THE KILLER INSIDE ME and SAVAGE NIGHT in the 1950s. I don't know if the former was even alive at that time. What I do know is that he was born in Kentucky, has spent the last 10 years or so living in Finland, and his prose, like Jim Thompson's, will singe the hair right off of your head.
LUCIFER'S TEARS, the second Inspector Kari Vaara novel, takes place approximately o