Savage Night

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Savage Night
Author Jim Thompson
Country United States
Language English
Genre Crime novel
Publisher Lion Books
Publication date
Media type Print
Pages 160 pp

Savage Night is a 1953 novel by the thriller writer Jim Thompson.[1][2]


Charles Bigger, wears glasses, false teeth, a toupée and platform shoes, operates under the alias Carl Bigelow, a college student. Bigger has been sent by a mob boss, known simply as The Man, to the small town of Peardale, New York. His mission is to avenge the mistakes of Jake Winroy, a former member of The Man's crime establishment.


  1. ^ David Geffner (November–December 2009). "Soul of a Writer". Humanities. 
  2. ^ Polito, Robert (1995). Savage Art: A Biography of Jim Thompson. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 

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