Jim Thompson. Ironside (1967) 144 pp. [pbo]
Publisher’s description: “World-renowned criminologist. Special Consultant to the San Francisco Police Department. Confined to a wheelchair, paralyzed by a would-be assassin’s bullet. Ironside. The brilliant detective with a genius for flushing out evil faces his greatest challenge: a faceless murderer stalking San Francisco—a different kind of killer who slays not out of revenge or greed but out of love—a fanatic with a mission to kill.” Novelization based on the NBC-TV series starring Raymond Burr as Robert Ironside. This is only of Thompson’s novels that has never been reissued; an excerpt of it is included in San Francisco Thrillers, edited by John Miller and Tim Smith (Chronicle Books, 1995).