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Sallis, James 1944-

Overview
Works: 102 works in 637 publications in 8 languages and 21,707 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Car-chase films  Action and adventure films  Biography  Noir fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, 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 1,308 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
Drive by James Sallis( Book )
43 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,281 libraries worldwide
"Much later, as he sat with his back against an inside wall of a Motel 6 just north of Phoenix, watching the pool of blood lap toward him, Driver would wonder whether he had made a terrible mistake. Later still, of course, there'd be no doubt."--Inside cover
Salt River : a novel by James Sallis( Book )
20 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,202 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 1,019 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
Driven by James Sallis( Book )
16 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 926 libraries worldwide
Driver thinks he has settled into a normal life, but after his fiancée is killed he must confront his criminal past
The killer is dying : a novel by James Sallis( Book )
24 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 903 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 )
26 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 854 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 678 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 )
16 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and French and held by 619 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 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 612 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 )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 610 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 )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 596 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 )
20 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 595 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 )
16 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 3 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
Willnot : a novel by James Sallis( Book )
6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 567 libraries worldwide
In his celebrated career, James Sallis has created some of the most finely drawn protagonists in crime fiction, all of them thoughtful observers of the human condition: Lew Griffin, the black New Orleans private investigator; retired detective John Turner; the unnamed wheelman in Drive. Dr. Lamar Hale will now join the ranks of Sallis's finest characters. In the woods outside the town of Willnot, the remains of several people have suddenly been discovered, unnerving the community and unsettling Hale, the town's all-purpose general practitioner, surgeon, and town conscience. At the same time, Bobby Lowndes--his military records disappeared, being followed by the FBI--mysteriously reappears in his hometown, at Hale's door. Over the ensuing months, the daily dramas Hale faces as he tends to his town and to his partner, Richard, collide with the inexplicable vagaries of life in Willnot. And when a gunshot aimed at Lowndes critically wounds Richard, Hale's world is truly upended. In his inimitable spare style, James Sallis conjures indelible characters and scenes that resonate long after they appear. You live with someone year after year, you think you've heard all the stories, Lamar observes, but you never have
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 564 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 )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 535 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 )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 508 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 )
22 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 435 libraries worldwide
Hopeless missing persons case. The trail takes him through the underbelly of the French Quarter with its bar girls, pimps, and tourist attractions. As his search leads to one violent dead end, and then another, Griffin is confronted with the prospect that his own life has come to resemble those he is attempting to find; he is becoming as lost as the frail identities he tries to recover. Waking in a hospital after an alcoholic binge, Griffin finds another chance in a
Drive by Nicolas Winding Refn( visu )
22 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 391 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
 
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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
ジェイムズ・サリス
Languages
English (282)
French (33)
German (21)
Spanish (14)
Italian (10)
Japanese (2)
Polish (2)
Croatian (1)
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