WorldCat Identities

Thomas, G. Valmont

Overview
Works: 28 works in 170 publications in 1 language and 2,642 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Case studies  Biographies  Horror tales  Horror fiction  Psychological fiction  True crime stories  History 
Roles: Narrator
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by G. Valmont Thomas
Malcolm X by Manning Marable( Recording )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An authoritative biography of Malcolm X draws on new research to trace his life from his troubled youth through his involvement in the Nation of Islam, his activism in the world of Black Nationalism, and his assassination
Roadwork by Stephen King( Recording )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lone man takes on the wheels of progress in a showdown of cataclysmic proportions. When a highway project puts him out of work and threatens to destroy his home, he has more than enough time on his hands to plot his revenge. Driving his wife and friends away with his obstinate refusal to give in, he pushes the powers-that-be to the limit, taking a stand against what he sees as a criminal act in progress
The assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford by Ron Hansen( )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ron Hansen re-creates the real West with his imaginative telling of the life of the most famous outlaw of them all, Jesse James, and of his death at the hands of the upstart Robert Ford. James, a charismatic, superstitious, and moody man, holds sway over a ragged gang who fear his temper and quick shooting. Robert Ford, a young gang member torn between worshiping Jesse and taking his place, guns him down in cold blood and lives out his days tormented by the killing
If I did it : confessions of the killer by O. J Simpson( )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1994, Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson were brutally murdered at her home in Brentwood, California. O.J. Simpson was tried for the crime in a case that captured the attention of the American people, but was ultimately found not guilty of criminal charges. The victims' families brought civil cases against Simpson, and he was found liable for willfully and wrongfully causing the death of Ron and Nicole by committing battery with malice and oppression
Ghost of a flea : a novel by James Sallis( )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mystery of Lew Griffin is revealed in this concluding novel of an honored series. In his old house in uptown New Orleans, Griffin is alone. His relationship with Deborah is falling apart; his son, David, had disappeared again. And Lew is directionless: he hasn't written anything in years, he no longer teaches. Now he stands in a dark room, staring out the window. Behind him, on the bed, is a body. He thinks if he doesn't speak, doesn't think about what happened, somehow things will be all right. In a story that is as much about identity as it is about crime, Sallis's enthralling series about a black man moving through time in a white man's world has held up the mirror to society and culture as it set Lew Griffin to the task of discovering who he is. This brilliant final volume will resonate in readers' minds long after the story is finished
The long-legged fly by James Sallis( )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When black private detective Lew Griffin's son disappears he 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
Black Hornet by James Sallis( )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 148 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
Bluebottle by James Sallis( )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 145 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
Moth by James Sallis( )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lew Griffin has quit the detective business and withdrawn to the safety of his old home in New Orleans' Garden District, where he copes with his past by transforming it into fiction. But following the death of a close friend, he returns to the streets-not only the urban ones he has conquered, but also those of the rural South that he escaped long ago-to search for the runaway daughter he didn't know that his friend had. Griffin discovers that we rarely know anyone, even those closest to us. And he now finds that he must also face two things he most fears: memories of his parents and his own relationship with his now-vanished son
The zebra murders : a season of killing, racial madness, and civil rights by Prentice Earl Sanders( )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This true-crime police procedural is the riveting story of the racially-motivated serial killings that terrorized San Francisco from 1973 to 1974 and how they were solved. Code named the Zebra Murders, the case involved a series of random violent attacks by African-American men against whites, resulting in fifteen deaths. Author Prentice Earl Sanders, the SFPD's first African-American police chief and one of the lead detectives on the case, takes us back through his investigation as he tried to determine whether the murders were to be considered mere serial killings or acts of political terror. At the same time, he describes the racial discrimination within the police force and how that influenced his investigation. The Zebra Murders is a fascinating look at an era of social and political turbulence and how justice was sought amidst its most violent eruptions
Eye of the cricket by James Sallis( )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lew Griffin is a survivor, a black man in New Orleans, a detective, a teacher, a writer. Having spent years finding others, he has lost his son--and himself--in the process. Now, a derelict has appeared in a New Orleans hospital claiming to be Lewis Griffin and displaying a copy of one of Lew's novels. It is the beginning of a quest that will take Griffin into his own past while he tries to deal in the present with a search for three missing young men
Twisted Tree : a novel by Kent Meyers( Recording )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hayley Jo Zimmerman is gone and the people of the small town of Twisted Tree must come to terms with this terrible event--their loss, their place in it, and the secrets they all carry
2666 by Roberto Bolaño( Recording )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composed in the last years of Roberto Bolano's life, 2666 was greeted across Europe and Latin America as his most brilliant achievement, surpassing even his previous work in its strange beauty, daring experimentation, and epic scope. The book's subject matter ranges from the heady heights of literature and love to the gritty realism of violence and death as it explores how humans make sense of senseless events. Its throng of unforgettable characters includes academics and convicts, writers and cops, pursuing their own separate yet interrelated quests for meaning: an enigmatic Prussian novelist who disappears from the public eye after the death of his lover; a group of literary critics who bond through their shared love of the novelist's works; an African American journalist sent to Mexico on a sports beat in the wake of his mother's death; and a Spanish professor and widowed father whose mind is beginning to lose its grip on reality. Their lives intersect in the urban sprawl of Santa Teresa, a fictional Juarez on the US-Mexico border, where the serial killings of hundreds of young working class women remain unsolved
Eye of the cricket : a Lew Griffin novel by James Sallis( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 17 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
If i did it by Goldman family( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1994, Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson were brutally murdered at her home in Brentwood, California. O.J. Simpson was tried for the crime in a case that captured the attention of the American people, but was ultimately found not guilty of criminal charges. The victims' families brought civil cases against Simpson, in which he was found liable for willfully and wrongfully causing the deaths of Ron and Nicole by committing battery with malice and oppression. In 2006, HarperCollins announced the publication for a book in which O.J. Simpson told how he hypothetically would have committed the murders. In response to public outrage that Simpson stood to profit from these crimes, HarperCollins canceled the book. A Florida bankruptcy court awarded the rights to the Goldmans in August 2007 to partially satisfy the unpaid civil judgment, which has risen, with interest, to over $38 million. The Goldman family views this book as his confession, and has worked hard to ensure that the public will read this book and learn the truth. This is the original manuscript approved by O.J. Simpson, with additional insight from the Goldman Family, Pablo F. Fenjves, and Dominick Dunne
Roadwork (CD) by Stephen King( Recording )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

When a highway project puts Barton Dawes out of work and threatens to destroy his home, he has more than enough time on his hands to plot his revenge. Driving his wife and friends away with his obstinate refusal to give in, he pushes the powers that be to the limit, taking a stand against what he sees as a criminal act in progress
Malcolm X : a life of reinvention by Manning Marable( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book unfolds a story of race and class in America, from the rise of Marcus Garvey and the KKK to the struggles of the civil rights movement. It encompasses Malcom X's parents' activism and his own engagement with the Nation of Islam. It charts his astronomical rise in the world of Black Nationalism and culminates in the never-before-told true story of his assassination
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.29 (from 0.18 for Malcolm X ... to 0.43 for If i did i ...)

Malcolm X
Languages
English (147)

Covers
RoadworkThe assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert FordIf I did it : confessions of the killerGhost of a flea : a novelThe long-legged flyBlack HornetBluebottleMoth