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Thomas, G. Valmont

Overview
Works: 21 works in 113 publications in 1 language and 2,536 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Case studies  Horror tales  Detective and mystery stories  Psychological fiction  Christian fiction 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PS3569.A462, 813.54
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Most widely held works by G. Valmont Thomas
Malcolm X by Manning Marable ( Recording )
10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 667 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 )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 338 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 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jesse James was a fabled outlaw, a charismatic, spiritual, larger-than-life bad man whose bloody exploits captured the imagination and admiration of a nation hungry for antiheroes. Robert Ford was a young upstart torn between dedicated worship and murderous jealousy, the "dirty little coward" who coveted Jesse's legend. The story of their interweaving paths-- and twin destinies that would collide in a rain of blood and betrayal
If I did it confessions of the killer by O. J Simpson ( )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 161 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 deaths of Ron and Nicole by committing battery with malice and oppression. In 2006, HarperCollins announced the publication of 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 up to 14,000 words of key additional commentary.--From publisher's description
Black Hornet by James Sallis ( )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 142 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
Ghost of a flea a novel by James Sallis ( )
9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 140 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
Bluebottle by James Sallis ( )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 138 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
The long-legged fly by James Sallis ( )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 134 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
Moth by James Sallis ( )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 119 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 his friend had
The zebra murders a season of killing, racial madness, and civil rights by Prentice Earl Sanders ( )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 103 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
And if i die by John Aubrey Anderson ( )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anderson continues his powerful series about the ongoing battle between forces of evil and the good Christian citizens of a 1968 Mississippi community. Mose Washington and his "grandson," Bill, are still on the lam after fleeing Cat Lake, where Bill's mom was brutally slain years earlier. Hiding out under assumed names, Bill is enrolled at North Texas State University and learning to ride bulls, while Mose continues to protect Bill from the evil he knows hunts them incessantly. When a dangerous and determined assassin hired by an enemy closes in, Bill's faith is challenged to a point where even Mose's devoted guidance can't seem to save him. What was once just part of a bedtime prayer becomes an all-too-real consideration for both men: And if I die ...?
Eye of the cricket by James Sallis ( )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 60 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
Wedgewood grey a novel by John Aubrey Anderson ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fifteen years after the notorious War at Cat Lake, Missy Parker, the child who stood in the center of the demonic war, now lives in Texas with her husband, Pat. But Satan's minions remain at Cat Lake, waiting. On a bleak night in April, 1960, evil is aroused. An innocent black woman is attacked by a mob of white men. Old Mose Washington confronts the men with a twelve-gauge shotgun, and people die
Twisted Tree [a novel] by Kent Meyers ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 37 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 )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Composed in the last years of Roberto Bolaño's life, 2666 was greeted across Europe and Latin America as his most brilliant achievement, surpassing even his previous work in its strangeness, beauty, and scope. The epic's subject matter ranges from the heady heights of literature and love to the gritty realism of violence and death. Its throng of unforgettable characters includes an enigmatic Prussian novelist who vanishes from the public eye; a group of literary critics who share a passion for the novelist's works; an African-American journalist sent to Mexico on a sports beat after his mother's death; and a Chilean professor whose mind is slowly losing its grip on reality. Their lives intersect in the urban sprawl of Santa Teresa, a fictional Juárez on the U.S.-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 14 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 confessions of the killer 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 of 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.--From publisher's description
Eye of the cricket by James Sallis ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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. Somewhere in the underbelly of the Crescent City there are answers and more questions, there are threats and the promise of salvation, and there is a dangerous descent into the alcoholic haze that marked Griffin's younger days, as well as the possibility of rising from it redeemed
The black hornet by James Sallis ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A sniper appears in 1960s New Orleans, a sun-baked city of Black Panthers and other separatists. Five people have been fatally shot. When the sixth victim is killed, Lew Griffin is standing beside her. He's black and she's white, and though they are virtual strangers, it is left to Griffin to avenge her death, or at least to try and make some sense of it. His unlikely allies include a crusading black journalist, a long time supplier of mercenary arms and troops, and bail bondsman Frankie DeNoux. Yet it is the character of Lew Griffin that takes center stage, as in each of Sallis's highly praised books. He is by now, in this prequel, well on the way to becoming what he will be; violent, kind, contradictory, alcoholic. Both nav̐e and wise, he is a man cursed by unspeakable demons, yet seemingly encircled by redemptive angels awaiting an opening
Ghost of a flea by James Sallis ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
 
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