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Sallis, James 1944-

Overview
Works: 129 works in 551 publications in 6 languages and 21,416 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Suspense fiction  Biography  Political fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Film adaptations 
Roles: Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3569.A462, 813.54
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Most widely held works by James Sallis
Ash of stars on the writing of Samuel R. Delany ( file )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 1,680 libraries worldwide
Om værkerne af den sorte, amerikanske science fiction-forfatter, Samuel R. Delany
Drive by James Sallis( Book )
32 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,592 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
Cripple Creek : a novel by James Sallis( Book )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,418 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. 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 endanger
Salt River : a novel by James Sallis( Book )
17 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,334 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
Driven by James Sallis( Book )
15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,218 libraries worldwide
Driver thinks he has settled into a normal life, but after his fiancée is killed he must confront his criminal past
Chester Himes : a life by James Sallis( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,046 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 )
14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 943 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 )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 924 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
Ghost of a flea : a Lew Griffin novel by James Sallis( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 683 libraries worldwide
Lew Griffin, a New Orleans writer and detective, comes to a crossroads in his life
Bluebottle : a Lew Griffin novel by James Sallis( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and French and held by 670 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
Others of my kind : a novel by James Sallis( Book )
9 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
Eye of the cricket : a Lew Griffin novel by James Sallis( Book )
12 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and held by 651 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
Salt River by James Sallis( Computer File )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 636 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 )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 634 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( Computer File )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 623 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
The guitar players : one instrument and its masters in American music by James Sallis( Book )
8 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and held by 579 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 )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 568 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 )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 553 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 )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 452 libraries worldwide
nurse who comes to love him, but again he reverts to his old life in the mean streets among the predators and their prey. When his son vanishes, Griffin searches back through the tangles and tatters of his life, knowing that he must solve his personal mysteries before he can venture after the whereabouts of others. The Long-Legged Fly is exciting, visceral entertainment that takes the reader into a corner of society where life is fought for as much as it is lived. James
Drive by James Sallis( file )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Polish and held by 394 libraries worldwide
Drive is the story of a man who works as a stunt driver by day and a getaway driver by night. He drives, that's all--until he's double-crossed
 
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Alternative Names
Sallis, Jim 1944-
サリス, ジェイムズ
Languages
English (248)
French (13)
Spanish (5)
Polish (4)
German (3)
Italian (1)
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