The Long-Legged Fly

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Audio (4 discs)
Product Number: DD5813
Released: Feb 01, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781433230004
Narrator/s: G. Valmont Thomas
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Description

In steamy New Orleans, black private detective Lew Griffin has once again taken on a seemingly hopeless missing-person 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 of the people he is attempting to find. 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.

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Author(s): James Sallis
Series: Lew Griffin Mysteries Series No: 1
Genre: Mystery

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Author(s): James Sallis
Narrator(s): G. Valmont Thomas
Series:
Genre: Mystery
Product Number Z100093563
Released: Jun 16, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481545068
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Author(s): James Sallis
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Product Number EB00756229
Released: Sep 10, 2019
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Publisher: Soho Crime
ISBN: #9781641291446

Professional reviews

"Originally published in 2000, this mystery introduces Sallis's private investigator, Lew Griffin. The book feels more like a short story collection than a novel as the focus is not a single mystery but many, and the various cases take place over three decades. Instead, the common thread is Griffin himself. Although he frequently finds missing persons, Griffin also struggles to find himself. Narrator G. Valmont Thomas expertly captures Griffin's hard-boiled intensity. In addition, he draws the listener into the sultry and somber atmosphere of the French Quarter of New Orleans. The combination of Thomas's voice and Sallis's words brings the listener into a dark world. R.F. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"

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