Articles tagged "James Sallis"

Thriller Thursday (6/30/16 Edition)

Read on for some summer suspense:

Two stars for this debut mystery starring Magnus “Steps” Craig, an FBI agent and tracker with the special ability to see people’s “shine”—particularly the one from a vicious serial killer. “Kope’s fascinating debut will place Steps Craig alongside Walt Longmire, Jack Reacher, and Charlie Parker as an enduring literary hero.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Coes delivers another outstanding novel featuring Special Forces hero Dewey Andreas. Coes is one of those few authors who knows how to turn the world of black ops into compelling, realistic fiction, and he’s getting better and better.” — Booklist, starred review

WILLNOT by James Sallis
In the woods outside the town of Willnot, the remains of several people have suddenly been discovered, unnerving the community and unsettling Dr. Lamar Hale, the town’s all-purpose general practitioner, surgeon, and town conscience. “A profoundly moving, quietly eloquent jewel of a novel.” — Booklist, starred review

Happy #BookBday (9/10/13 Edition)

It's Tuesday and you know what that means (all together now): 

♫♪♫♫♪ Haaaappy Book Birthday to Youuuu, Happy Book Birthday to Youuuu! Happy BOOK Birthday dear: 

FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
It's the #1 pick for the inaugural LibraryReads list this month, an Indie Next selection and has glowing reviews, including four starred pre-publication trades and love from Entertainment Weekly ("Consider me a fangirl of this charming coming-of-age tale”). That's more buzz than a gallon of coffee!

NINE INCHES by Tom Perrotta
The New York Times Book Review is just one of many raving about Perrotta's new short story collection: “His portrait of the suburbs as an essential, if at times heartbreaking, facet of our modern lives marks him as the descendant of such chroniclers of small-town America as Thornton Wilder, John O’Hara and Willa Cather.” Wow. readmoreremove

The Killer is Dying Shortlisted for the 2012 Hammett Prize!

The North American Branch of the International Association of Crime Writers recently announced their shortlist for the 2012 Hammett Prize! The prize is awarded to a crime novel of "literary excellence in the field of crime" penned by an author in the US or Canada. 

This year's shortlist includes James Sallis' excellent Southwestern tale, THE KILLER IS DYING--which is part crime novel and part coming-of-age novel. Many readers will know Sallis as the author of DRIVE, the crime novel recently adapted into a film of the same name starring Ryan Gosling.

In their starred review Publishers Weekly said,

"In this hallucinatory, almost visionary novel of suspense set in Phoenix, Sallis (DRIVE) focuses on three people of vastly different backgrounds and situations [...] Through no-nonsense staccato chapters, with minimal action, Sallis does a superb job exploring the workings of his characters' thoughts and motives."

See the full list of 2012 Hammett Prize nominees here.