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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (104 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Sallis Narrator: G. Valmont Thomas Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Lew Griffin Mysteries Release Date: December 2008 ISBN: 9781455191659
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Lew Griffin has quit the detective business and withdrawn to the safety of his old home in New Orleans’ Garden District, where he copes with his past by transforming it into fiction.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.

Griffin discovers that we rarely know anyone, even those closest to us. And he now finds that he must also face the two things he most fears: memories of his parents and his own relationship with his now-vanished son.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An intelligent, enigmatic book…engrossing and disturbing.”

    New York Times

  • “There is danger, violence, suspense; there are characters so vivid as to be documentaries in miniature and milieus as perceived by all the senses…The reader has to hope the remarkable biography of Lew Griffin will continue.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Offers plentiful satisfaction…rich characterization, captivating rhythms and lyrical voice.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Valmont Thomas’ baritone drawl is a perfect match for the emotional weight of the story. His mellow yet robust narration lends strength to the gumshoe’s sardonic wit and guides the listener through the steamy Southern locales with an introspective edge…an intriguing listen.”

    AudioFile

  • “Another walk on Louisiana’s wild side…even stronger than The Long-Legged Fly.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 12/22/2011

    " I didn't care much for this one. I liked his later books better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 3/15/2011

    " Brilliant writing like poetry and social commentary posing as a mystery. Griffin is a disarming character. After reading this, I had to find the rest of the Lew Griffin mysteries. How could Sallis fly so far under the radar? Don't miss this amazing author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam Soule | 4/9/2010

    " Hyper literary hardboiled existential lonely pi fun "

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About the Author
Author James Sallis

James Sallis has published seventeen novels; three books of musicology; multiple collections of short stories, poems, and essays; and translations of both prose and poetry. He’s a recipient of the Hammett Prize for literary excellence in crime fiction, the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière, the Deutscher Krimi Preis, and the Brigada 21 in Spain, as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award from Bouchercon. Sallis is best known for his novel Drive, which was made into what’s become an iconic film.

About the Narrator

G. Valmont Thomas, a longtime member of the acting company at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, has also been a faculty member at the Johnny Carson School of Film and Television at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. His voice may also be heard in a number of video games and in advertisements for radio and television.