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ISBN: 9781842437087
Price: £9.99
Casing: Paperback
Format: B (198 x 129mm)
Extent: 256pp
Rights: UK & Commonwealth only, excl. Canada
Pub. Date: May 2012

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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James Sallis

Jim Sallis has published fourteen novels, multiple collections of short stories, essays, and poems, books of musicology, a biography of Chester Himes, and a translation of Raymond Queneau's novel Saint Glinglin. He has written about books for the L.A. Times, New York Times, and Washington Post, and for some years served as a books columnist for the Boston Globe. In 2007 he received a lifetime achievement award from Bouchercon.

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Eye of the Cricket
No.4 in the Lew Griffin Series
by James Sallis

ABOUT THE BOOK

Lew Griffin is a survivor, a black man in New Orleans, a detective, a teacher, a writer. And he is a man subject to all of the frailties to which we are heir. 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. Lew Griffin's investigation is the hero's journey, mythic and strengthening and thoroughly satisfying.


CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR JAMES SALLIS

James Sallis is a superb writer
- The Times

Sublime, soulful, and essential
- Mike Stafford, Bookgeeks

If Camus wrote pulp, he'd read like Sallis
- Andrew Donaldson, Times South Africa

An immensely rewarding read
- Paul Kane, @JildySauce

CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR EYE OF THE CRICKET

I’m brought back, yet again, to my conviction that the best American writers are hiding out like CIA sleepers, long forgotten fugitives from a discontinued campaign.
- Iain Sinclair, London Review of Books [read the full review]

Sallis is a fastidious man, intelligent and widely read. There's nothing slapdash or merely strategic about his work ... peculiar and visionary.
- Iain Sinclair, London Review of Books

Classic American crime of the highest order
- Time Out

dazzling, poignant and totally satisfying
- Publishers Weekly [read the full review]

a writer with rich metaphor, wonderful vocabulary and heart
- Andi Shechter, reviewingtheevidence.com [read the full review]

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Black Hornet (pb)
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Death Will Have Your Eyes (pb)
Drive (pb)
Drive (pb)
Driven (pb)
Ghost of a Flea (pb)
James Sallis Collected New Editions (pb)
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Moth (pb)
Others of my Kind (pb)
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Salt River (pb)
The Killer Is Dying (pb)
The Long Legged Fly (pb)