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Sallis, James 1944-

Overview
Works: 108 works in 586 publications in 8 languages and 21,664 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Suspense fiction  Biography  Political fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, 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 1,690 libraries worldwide
Om værkerne af den sorte, amerikanske science fiction-forfatter, Samuel R. Delany
Drive by James Sallis( Book )
37 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,621 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 )
20 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,433 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 1,336 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 1,240 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 1,048 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 )
17 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 974 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 )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 938 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 705 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 )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and French and held by 697 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 )
19 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 667 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 )
15 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 665 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
Salt River by James Sallis( file )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 640 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 635 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 )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 624 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
Black hornet by James Sallis( Book )
16 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 580 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
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 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
Moth by James Sallis( Book )
17 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 565 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 )
19 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 472 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 James Sallis( file )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Polish and held by 400 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 (261)
French (27)
Spanish (20)
Italian (10)
Japanese (4)
Polish (4)
German (3)
Croatian (1)
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