The Resource The long-legged fly : a novel, James Sallis

The long-legged fly : a novel, James Sallis

Label
The long-legged fly : a novel
Title
The long-legged fly
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
James Sallis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Take a little James Lee Burke, a touch of Ross Macdonald, and a dash of Raymond Chandler, the conventions of the classic American detective story and the fine, thoughtful writing of an original new talent - and you still don't quite have The Long-Legged Fly. This is a smart, tough novel teeming with life and always on the verge of igniting from its own energy. In steamy modern-day New Orleans, black private detective Lew Griffin has once again taken on a seemingly
  • Hopeless missing persons case. The trail takes him through the underbelly of the French Quarter with its bar girls, pimps, and tourist attractions. As his search leads to one violent dead end, and then another, Griffin is confronted with the prospect that his own life has come to resemble those he is attempting to find; he is becoming as lost as the frail identities he tries to recover. Waking in a hospital after an alcoholic binge, Griffin finds another chance in a
  • Nurse who comes to love him, but again he reverts to his old life in the mean streets among the predators and their prey. When his son vanishes, Griffin searches back through the tangles and tatters of his life, knowing that he must solve his personal mysteries before he can venture after the whereabouts of others. The Long-Legged Fly is exciting, visceral entertainment that takes the reader into a corner of society where life is fought for as much as it is lived. James
  • Sallis has written a compelling novel that succeeds both as detective fiction and worthy literature
Cataloging source
NGP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sallis, James
Dewey number
813.5/4
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.A462
LC item number
L66 1992
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Private investigators
  • New Orleans (La.)
  • Private investigators
  • Louisiana
Label
The long-legged fly : a novel, James Sallis
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
1st Carroll & Graf ed.
Extent
1 online resource (200 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036700346
Label
The long-legged fly : a novel, James Sallis
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
1st Carroll & Graf ed.
Extent
1 online resource (200 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036700346

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