Savage Night

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

Savage Night
AuthorJim Thompson
CountryUnited States
GenreCrime novel
PublisherLion Books
Publication date
Media typePrint
Pages160 pp


Charles Bigger, wearing 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. Geffner, David (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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