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Sallis, James 1944-

Overview
Works: 98 works in 766 publications in 6 languages and 21,528 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Action and adventure films  Car-chase films  Crime films  Biography  Political fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Scenarist, Other
Classifications: PS3569.A462, 813.54
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Most widely held works by James Sallis
Cripple Creek : a novel by James Sallis( Book )
25 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,226 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 )
26 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,157 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 )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 1,006 libraries worldwide
"In this literary biography, acclaimed poet, critic, and novelist James Sallis explores Himes's life as no other writer has attempted before. Combining the public facts with fresh interviews with the people who knew him best, including his second wife, Lesley, Sallis casts light onto the contradictions, self-interrogations, and misdirections that make Himes such an enigmatic and elusive subject." "Chester Himes: A Life is a definitive study not only of the lie of a major African-American man of letters, but of his writing and its relationship to the man himself, drawing a remarkable, deeply affecting portrait of a too often misunderstood and neglected writer. This is a work of high scholarship and of penetrating and passionate insight, a rare conjoining of two fine writers - and as much a work of literature as any of their novels."--Jacket
Cypress Grove by James Sallis( Book )
26 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 814 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 )
11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 669 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
Cypress Grove by James Sallis( file )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 611 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
Salt River by James Sallis( file )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 603 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
Cripple Creek by James Sallis( file )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 595 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
Ghost of a flea : a Lew Griffin novel by James Sallis( Book )
18 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and French and held by 593 libraries worldwide
Lew Griffin, a New Orleans writer and detective, comes to a crossroads in his life
Eye of the cricket : a Lew Griffin novel by James Sallis( Book )
23 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 563 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
Bluebottle : a Lew Griffin novel by James Sallis( Book )
19 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 561 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
The guitar players : one instrument and its masters in American music by James Sallis( Book )
13 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 552 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
Drive by Nicolas Winding Refn( visu )
42 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 460 libraries worldwide
Driver is a Hollywood stunt driver by day, and moonlights as a top-notch getaway driver for hire in the criminal underworld. He finds himself a target for some of LA's most dangerous men after agreeing to aid the husband of his beautiful neighbor, Irene. When the job goes dangerously awry, the only way he can keep Irene and her son alive is to do what he does best, Drive!
The long-legged fly : a novel by James Sallis( Book )
31 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 433 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
 
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Alternative Names
James Sallis Amerikaans schrijver
James Sallis escritor estadounidense
James Sallis romancier américain
James Sallis scrittore, saggista e poeta statunitense
James Sallis US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Poet, Kritiker, Redakteur, Musiker und Übersetzer
James Sallis yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija
Sallis, Jim 1944-
ג'יימס סליס סופר אמריקאי
ጄምስ ሳሊስ
サリス, ジェイムズ
ジェイムズ・サリス
詹姆士·薩利斯
Languages
English (230)
French (31)
German (17)
Spanish (9)
Italian (6)
Japanese (1)
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