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Thomas, G. Valmont

Overview
Works: 31 works in 199 publications in 1 language and 2,729 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction  Case studies  Horror tales  Biographies  Horror fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories, American  History 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PS3569.A462, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by G. Valmont Thomas
Malcolm X by Manning Marable( Recording )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 647 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 )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 383 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( )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 273 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
2666 by Roberto Bolaño( Recording )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American sportswriter, an elusive German novelist, and a teenage student interact in an urban community on the U.S.-Mexico border where hundreds of young factory workers have disappeared
The long-legged fly by James Sallis( )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 150 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
Ghost of a flea : a novel by James Sallis( )

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

17 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 143 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( )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 142 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
If I did it : confessions of the killer by O. J Simpson( )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 137 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
Moth by James Sallis( )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 132 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( )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the 1973 San Francisco murder spree of four African-American youths who attempted to incite a race war by killing fifteen white people, and the investigation by African-American detectives Prentice Earl Sanders and Rotea Gilford
And if i die by John Aubrey Anderson( )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 85 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( )

11 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. 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
Wedgewood grey : a novel by John Aubrey Anderson( )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 38 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 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
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
Wedgewood grey by John Aubrey Anderson( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 14 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, no lives in Texas with her husband, Pat."
If I did it : [confessions of the killer] by O. J Simpson( Recording )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 12 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
Lost songs by Orson Scott Card( )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This final volume of Orson Scott Card's five-volume anthology of short works features the "hidden stories," including his first published piece, some tales about Mormon family life and other stylistic departures, and several stories that were later developed into acclaimed novels such as Ender's Game, Songmaster, Invasive Procedures, and the Tales of Alvin Maker series. Watch Card craft a paranoid thriller, a spoof of "serious" contemporary literature, an epic narrative poem, and much more. Card includes background commentaries for each story in his afterwords. Stories include: Ender's Game; Mikal's Songbird; Prentice Alvin and the No-Good Plow; Malpractice; Follower; Hitching; Damn Fine Novel; Billy's Box; The Best Family Home Evening Ever; Bicicleta; I Think Mom and Dad Are Going Crazy, Jerry; and Gert Fram
Wedgewood grey : the black or white chronicles, book two by John Aubrey Anderson( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 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. When the dawn comes, Mose is a fugitive, diligently pursued by an FBI agent who is unprepared to accept the nature of the forces at work here. Missy and Pat rush home to the Delta to find that the forces of darkness have been eagerly anticipating her return. So begins the second battle in the War at Cat Lake in this compelling story of the conflict between the physical and spirit worlds played out in the lives of Missy Parker and Mose Washington
 
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RoadworkThe assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford2666The long-legged flyGhost of a flea : a novelBlack HornetBluebottleIf I did it : confessions of the killer
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