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Sallis, James 1944-

Overview
Works: 98 works in 790 publications in 9 languages and 21,624 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Action and adventure films  Car-chase films  Thrillers (Fiction)  Crime films  Noir fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Scenarist, Other
Classifications: PS3569.A462, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about James Sallis
 
Most widely held works by James Sallis
Ash of stars : on the writing of Samuel R. Delany by James Sallis( )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 1,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om værkerne af den sorte, amerikanske science fiction-forfatter, Samuel R. Delany
Drive by James Sallis( Book )

65 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,498 WorldCat member 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 )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,281 WorldCat member 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 )

27 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,216 WorldCat member 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 )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,161 WorldCat member 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 )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member 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
The killer is dying : a novel by James Sallis( Book )

27 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 931 WorldCat member 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 )

27 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 874 WorldCat member 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 725 WorldCat member 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
Willnot : a novel by James Sallis( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member 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
Ghost of a flea : a Lew Griffin novel by James Sallis( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and French and held by 628 WorldCat member 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 )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 615 WorldCat member 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
Cypress Grove by James Sallis( )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member 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
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 610 WorldCat member 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( )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member 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( )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member 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 )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 568 WorldCat member 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 )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 547 WorldCat member 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 )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 541 WorldCat member 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 )

33 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 475 WorldCat member 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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Ash of stars : on the writing of Samuel R. Delany
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 (352)

French (50)

German (37)

Spanish (24)

Italian (10)

Japanese (4)

Polish (2)

Croatian (1)

Russian (1)

Covers
DriveCripple Creek : a novelSalt River : a novelChester Himes : a lifeThe killer is dying : a novelCypress GroveGhost of a flea : a Lew Griffin novelBluebottle : a Lew Griffin novel