Turner

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 17 ratings

Cypress Grove Publisher's Summary

James Sallis, author of the Lew Griffin detective stories, has been praised as one of Southern literature's most original voices. In Cypress Grove, 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.
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  • Book 1

    • Cypress Grove

    • By: James Sallis
    • Narrated by: Alan Nebelthua
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    James Sallis, author of the Lew Griffin detective stories, has been praised as one of Southern literature's most original voices. In Cypress Grove, 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • atmospheric mystery

    • By tinaswfl on 11-18-08

    Regular price: $29.37

  • Book 2

    • Cripple Creek

    • By: James Sallis
    • Narrated by: Alan Nebelthau
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Author James Sallis is acclaimed for his taut mysteries featuring world-weary ex-Memphis cop John Turner, including Cripple Creek. Assuming the role of deputy sheriff in a small town near the city, 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.

    Regular price: $23.77

    • Cripple Creek

    • By: James Sallis
    • Narrated by: Peter Brooke
    • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Now Deputy Sheriff in his new town, Turner seems to be finally escaping his past and creating a new life for himself. That is, until a routine traffic stop results in a young man being sprung from jail, a brutal assault on the Sheriff and Turner risking everything in his wild pursuit. A novel as atmospheric and eventful as anything Sallis has written.

    Regular price: $14.16

  • Book 3

    • Salt River

    • By: James Sallis
    • Narrated by: Alan Nebelthau
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Author James Sallis is acclaimed for his taut mysteries featuring world-weary ex-Memphis cop John Turner, including Cripple Creek. Assuming the role of deputy sheriff in a small town near the city, 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.

    Regular price: $23.77

    • Salt River

    • By: James Sallis
    • Narrated by: Peter Brooke
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Two years have passed since Turner's lover, Val Bjorn, was shot as they sat together on the porch of his cabin. Then the sheriff's long-lost son comes ploughing down Main Street in what appears to be a stolen car. And waiting at Turner's cabin is his good friend, Eldon Brown. Haunted by his own ghosts, Turner nonetheless goes in search of a truth he's not sure he can live with.

    Regular price: $15.16