James Sallis
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James Sallis

Jim Sallis has published sixteen novels including the Lew Griffin series, The Killer Is Dying and Drive, from which the Cannes-winning film derived, plus multiple collections of stories, poems and essays, the standard biography of African-American writer Chester Himes, three books of musicology, and a translation of Raymond Queneau's novel Saint Glinglin. Jim has received a lifetime achievement award from Bouchercon, the Hammett Award for literary excellence in crime writing, and the Grand Prix de Littérature policière. Recent books include the novel Others of My Kind and Black Night's Gonna Catch Me Here: New and Selected Poems. A new novel, Willnot, is due shortly from Bloomsbury.

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    • Drive

    • By: James Sallis
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
    • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 119
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      4 out of 5 stars 103
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 104

    Drive is the story of a man who works as a stunt driver by day and a getaway driver by night....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A little confusing but good

    • By Mark on 06-20-13

    Regular price: $12.57

    • Driven

    • By: James Sallis
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
    • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 19
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    Seven years have passed. Driver has left the old life, become Paul West, and founded a successful business. Walking down the street one day, he and his fiancée are attacked by two men....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's pure pulp... I love it

    • By Rebecca F. on 05-16-15

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Long-Legged Fly

    • A Lew Griffin Mystery
    • By: James Sallis
    • Narrated by: G. Valmont Thomas
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    In steamy New Orleans, black private detective Lew Griffin has taken on a seemingly hopeless missing-person case....

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Ghost of a Flea

    • A Lew Griffin Mystery
    • By: James Sallis
    • Narrated by: G. Valmont Thomas
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The mystery of Lew Griffin is revealed in this concluding novel of an honored series....

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Killer Is Dying

    • By: James Sallis
    • Narrated by: Ken Marks
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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    The Killer Is Dying tracks the fortunes of three men of vastly different ages, backgrounds, and ambitions....

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Moth

    • A Lew Griffin Mystery
    • By: James Sallis
    • Narrated by: G. Valmont Thomas
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    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....

    Regular price: $18.87

    • Black Hornet

    • A Lew Griffin Mystery
    • By: James Sallis
    • Narrated by: G. Valmont Thomas
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    A sniper appears in 1960s New Orleans, a sun-baked city of Black Panthers and other separatists. Five people have been fatally shot....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It takes you there

    • By ida on 01-10-15

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Eye of the Cricket

    • A Lew Griffin Mystery
    • By: James Sallis
    • Narrated by: G. Valmont Thomas
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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....

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Bluebottle

    • A Lew Griffin Mystery
    • By: James Sallis
    • Narrated by: G. Valmont Thomas
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    As Lew Griffin leaves a New Orleans music club with an older white woman he's just met, someone fires a shot and Lew goes down.....

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Willnot

    • A Novel
    • By: James Sallis
    • Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
    • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3 out of 5 stars 5
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 5

    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....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • What a fizzle!

    • By Ron Johnson on 08-03-16

    Regular price: $20.97

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