The layout of this poster is very provoking and ambivalent as the grunge type is set. The overlay of the text is charged with desperation and drama. The paleness of the color contrasts quite good with the tonal value of the type.
Lou Ford is the deputy sheriff of a small town in Texas. The worst thing most people can say against him is that he's a little slow and a little boring. But, then, most people don't know about the sickness--the sickness that almost got Lou put away when he was younger. The sickness that is about to surface again.
The Killer Inside Me, a Lion book paperback original, (1952) was Thompson's breakthrough novel. In all there were 30 including some late film novelizations and one postumously published book. The Killer Inside Me was ultimately included in the Library of America volume of outstanding noir novels of the 50s.