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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Sallis Narrator: Ken Marks Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN: 9781470324049
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Shortlisted for the Anthony, Nebula, Edgar, Shamus, and Gold Dagger Awards, bestselling author James Sallis is a master of the gritty crime drama. The Killer Is Dying tracks the fortunes of three men of vastly different ages, backgrounds, and ambitions. Though they never meet, a hired killer on his last job, a burned out detective, and a young boy plagued by nightmares have their lives intersect in compelling ways in the scorching metropolis of Phoenix, Arizona.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Unlike those pretenders who play in dark alleys and think they’re tough, James Sallis writes from an authentic noir sensibility.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “There are few writers who can describe a razor blade slicing through a man’s neck with as much poetic brevity as James Sallis.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “A sparse, noir tale…[Sallis] finds a dark humor in most things.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “[A] hallucinatory, almost visionary novel of suspense…Through no-nonsense staccato chapters, with minimal action, Sallis does a superb job exploring the workings of his characters’ thoughts and motives.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Sallis is often characterized as a poet, but there are no poesies, rhymes, or reasons here. Rather, he is the poet of blind alleys, blank walls, and the blighted lives of those we blithely pass on our way elsewhere.”

    Library Journal

  • “Sallis’ latest prose-poem entangles a hit man’s last days with a Phoenix cop’s search for him and an abandoned boy who’s tormented by the killer’s dreams…Sallis takes his time weaving together the lives of these lost souls, each apparently as aimless as the bugs and birds they can’t help noticing. The payoff is a moment of well-nigh miraculous consolation.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of the 2011 Hammett Prize
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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

Ken Marks is an actor/narrator with almost thirty years experience in New York City and beyond. He is an Earphones Award Winner for his narration of The High Country by Williard Wyman, and currently he can be seen on Broadway as Uncle Ben in the hit musical Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark.