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Sallis, James 1944-

Overview
Works: 94 works in 595 publications in 8 languages and 20,982 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Crime films  Prison films  Biography  Noir fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Political fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PS3569.A462,
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Publications about James Sallis
Publications by James Sallis
Most widely held works about James Sallis
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Most widely held works by James Sallis
Drive by James Sallis( Book )
55 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,219 libraries worldwide
Driver thinks he has settled into a normal life, but after his fiancée is killed he must confront his criminal past
Cripple Creek : a novel by James Sallis( Book )
24 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,338 libraries worldwide
A year or so has passed since the events of Cypress Grove. Ex-policeman, ex-con, former therapist Turner has become deputy sheriff in the small town within driving distance of Memphis, Tennessee, to which he had migrated in hopes of escaping his past and finding a measure of peace. His life is mending as he and Val Bjorn grow closer. And then a young man, arrested on a routine traffic stop with more than $200,000 in his trunk, is forcibly sprung from jail after Sheriff Don Lee is brutally assaulted. Throwing caution aside, Turner goes in pursuit to Memphis, unleashing ghosts he thought he had left behind, and endangering all that matters to him now.--From publisher description
Salt River : a novel by James Sallis( Book )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,239 libraries worldwide
John Turner, deputy sheriff of a small town near Memphis, confronts trouble in the persons of the sheriff's long-lost son, who arrives in what appears to be a stolen car, and old friend Eldon Brown, who is a suspect in a murder he does not know if he committed
Chester Himes : a life by James Sallis( Book )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,023 libraries worldwide
Chester Himes, in a writing career that spanned 50 years, produced some of the most memorable crime fiction of the century. This biography shows that Himes' personal life was in many ways more extraordinary than his wild fiction
The killer is dying : a novel by James Sallis( Book )
22 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 916 libraries worldwide
A hired assassin searching for a rival killer, a burned-out detective with a terminally ill wife, and an abandoned youth surviving by his wits follow inextricably linked paths toward community acceptance in the unforgiving sunlight and sprawl of Phoenix
Cypress Grove by James Sallis( Book )
25 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 875 libraries worldwide
After moving to a small Tennessee town to escape his past, Turner--a former cop, psychotherapist, and convict--is asked by the town's overwhelmed sheriff to help investigate the brutal and ritualistic murder of a drifter
Others of my kind : a novel by James Sallis( Book )
10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 689 libraries worldwide
At age eight, Jenny Rowan was abducted and kept for two years in a box beneath her captor's bed. Eventually she escaped and, after living for eighteen months on scraps at the local mall, was put into the foster care system. Now an adult, she works as a production editor for the local public TV station, and is one of the world's good people. One evening she returns home to find a detective waiting for her. He asks if she can help with a young woman who, like her many years before, has been abducted and traumatized. Initially hesitant, Jenny decides to get involved, reviving buried memories and setting in motion an unexpected interaction with the president herself
Ghost of a flea : a Lew Griffin novel by James Sallis( Book )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and French and held by 636 libraries worldwide
Lew Griffin, a New Orleans writer and detective, comes to a crossroads in his life
Salt River by James Sallis( file )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 628 libraries worldwide
Assuming the role of deputy sheriff in a small town near the city, world-weary ex-Memphis cop John Turner investigates sordid cases in a community that time is slowly forgetting. Here his past catches up to him when his son rolls down Main Street riding in what appears to be a stolen car
Cypress Grove by James Sallis( file )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 620 libraries worldwide
A murder with eerie connections to the past brings a man back to his calling. Turner was a homicide cop long ago, until he got mixed up in the wrong case and ended up behind bars himself. Now retired to a cabin in a small Southern town, Turner's been recruited by the local Sheriff to help solve a bizarre and gruesome case
Cripple Creek by James Sallis( file )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 611 libraries worldwide
A year or so has passed since the events of Cypress Grove. Ex-policeman, ex-con, former therapist Turner has become deputy sheriff in the small town within driving distance of Memphis, Tennessee, to which he had migrated in hopes of escaping his past and finding a measure of peace. His life is mending as he and Val Bjorn grow closer. And then a young man, arrested on a routine traffic stop with more than $200,000 in his trunk, is forcibly sprung from jail after Sheriff Don Lee is brutally assaulted. Throwing caution aside, Turner goes in pursuit to Memphis, unleashing ghosts he thought he had left behind, and endangering all that matters to him now.--From publisher description
Bluebottle : a Lew Griffin novel by James Sallis( Book )
18 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 608 libraries worldwide
In New Orleans, black writer Lew Griffin searches for men who tried to kill him. He was wounded while leaving a bar in the company of a white woman. A mystery whose villains are white supremacists. By the author of Eye of the Cricket
Eye of the cricket : a Lew Griffin novel by James Sallis( Book )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 585 libraries worldwide
As he searches for missing children and battles muggers who are terrorizing a district of New Orleans, the African-American private eye, Lew Griffin, reflects on life and the art of fiction. A former detective who became a novelist, Griffin teaches writing
The guitar players : one instrument and its masters in American music by James Sallis( Book )
12 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and held by 568 libraries worldwide
Omhandler bl. a.: Lonnie Johnson, Eddie Lang, Roy Smeck, Charlie Christian, Riley Puckett, T-Bone Walker, George Barnes, Hank Garland, Wes Montgomery, Michael Bloomfield, Ry Cooder, Ralph Towner, Lenny Breau
Black hornet by James Sallis( Book )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 552 libraries worldwide
In New Orleans, Lew Griffin, a black freelance investigator, goes after a black sniper terrorizing the city. He successfully accomplishes his mission with the aid of a great deal of booze, some good books and the love of a whore. By the author of The Long-Legged Fly
Moth by James Sallis( Book )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 529 libraries worldwide
After the murder of a close friend, Lew Griffin returns to the streets of the rural South to search for the runaway daughter he didn't know his friend had
The long-legged fly : a novel by James Sallis( Book )
21 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 442 libraries worldwide
Take a little James Lee Burke, a touch of Ross Macdonald, and a dash of Raymond Chandler, the conventions of the classic American detective story and the fine, thoughtful writing of an original new talent - and you still don't quite have The Long-Legged Fly. This is a smart, tough novel teeming with life and always on the verge of igniting from its own energy. In steamy modern-day New Orleans, black private detective Lew Griffin has once again taken on a seemingly
Drive by Nicolas Winding Refn( visu )
23 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 389 libraries worldwide
"Ryan Gosling stars as a Los Angeles wheelman for hire, stunt driving for movie productions by day and steering getaway vehicles for armed heists by night. Though a loner by nature, Driver can't help falling in love with his beautiful neighbor Irene, a vulnerable young mother dragged into a dangerous underwold by the return of her ex-convict husband Standard. After a heist intended to pay off Standard's protection money spins unpredictably out of control, Driver finds himself driving defense for the girl he loves, tailgated by a syndicate of deadly serious criminals. But when he realizes that the gansters are after more than the bag of cash in his trunk - that they're coming straight for Irene and her son - Driver is forced to shift gears and go on offense"--Container
Death will have your eyes : a novel about spies by James Sallis( Book )
17 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 359 libraries worldwide
David (as he's currently known) was one of an elite corps of spies trained during the chilliest days of the Cold War. But those days are long gone and for nine years he has been an ordinary, upstanding citizen ... Until, that is, a phone call in the middle of the night awakens him. The only other known survivor of that elite corps has gone rogue. They need David to stop him. What ensues is an existential cat-and-mouse game played out across the board that is the American landscape. Haunting, visceral, and utterly magnificent, Death Will Have Your Eyes is a novel about spying in the way that All
Ash of stars : on the writing of Samuel R. Delany by James Sallis( Book )
7 editions published in 1996 in 3 languages and held by 333 libraries worldwide
Om værkerne af den sorte, amerikanske science fiction-forfatter, Samuel R. Delany
 
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Alternative Names
James Sallis Amerikaans schrijver
James Sallis romancier américain
James Sallis scrittore, saggista e poeta statunitense
James Sallis US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Poet, Kritiker, Redakteur, Musiker und Übersetzer
Sallis, Jim 1944-
ጄምስ ሳሊስ
サリス, ジェイムズ
Languages
English (255)
French (38)
German (37)
Spanish (14)
Italian (6)
Japanese (3)
Croatian (1)
Polish (1)
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