James Sallis


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in Helena, Arkansas, The United States
December 21, 1944

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James Sallis (born 21 December 1944 in Helena, Arkansas) is an American crime writer, poet and musician, best known for his series of novels featuring the character Lew Griffin and set in New Orleans, and for his 2005 novel Drive, which was adapted into a 2011 film of the same name.

Average rating: 3.69 · 25,869 ratings · 3,007 reviews · 144 distinct worksSimilar authors
Drive (Drive, #1)

3.47 avg rating — 7,534 ratings — published 2005 — 45 editions
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Driven (Drive, #2)

3.26 avg rating — 1,564 ratings — published 2012 — 27 editions
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The Long-Legged Fly (Lew Gr...

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3.80 avg rating — 1,143 ratings — published 1992 — 25 editions
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Cypress Grove (Turner, #1)

3.51 avg rating — 854 ratings — published 2003 — 21 editions
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Sarah Jane

3.59 avg rating — 784 ratings — published 2019 — 6 editions
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The Killer Is Dying

3.45 avg rating — 522 ratings — published 2011 — 20 editions
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Cripple Creek (Turner, #2)

3.74 avg rating — 464 ratings — published 2006
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Willnot

3.32 avg rating — 534 ratings — published 2016 — 13 editions
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Moth (Lew Griffin, #2)

3.89 avg rating — 454 ratings — published 1993 — 25 editions
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Salt River (Turner, #3)

3.70 avg rating — 402 ratings — published 2007 — 13 editions
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“The dam of my eyes broke, and tears flooded the land.”
James Sallis, Ghost of a Flea

“Maybe he should turn around. Go back and tell them that’s what life was, a long series of things that didn’t go down the way you thought they would.
Hell with it. Either they’d figure it out or they wouldn’t. Most people never did.”
James Sallis, Drive

“He existed a step or two to one side of the common world, largely out of sight, a shadow, all but invisible. Whatever he owned, either he could hoist it on his back and lug it along or he could walk away from it. Anonymity was the thing he loved most about the city, being a part of it and apart from it at the same time.”
James Sallis, Drive

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