Cripple Creek: A Novel

Cripple Creek: A Novel

by James Sallis


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ISBN-13: 9780802715203
Publisher: Walker & Company
Publication date: 04/03/2007
Series: John Turner Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.01(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

James Sallis is the author of more than two dozen volumes of fiction, poetry, biography, translation, essays, and criticism. His novels, particularly the Lew Griffin sextet, are among the most highly regarded works of crime fiction published in recent years. He writes a regular column for the Boston Globe's book section. Sallis lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Cripple Creek 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Narrabeen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The 2nd instalment in so far, a three part series. I haven't read the first : Cypress Grove . Interesting story because it was so short. It keeps your attention as the story moves along a a fast pace, As it moves around the south ( Tennessee) you are never quite sure what is going to happen next. But it is always unexpected
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Harriet you give every book a 5 star
harstan More than 1 year ago
Turner tries for what seems to him the umpteenth time to start over this time he is a deputy sheriff in Cripple Creek, Tennessee. The small town near Memphis has little crime so he expects to ¿heal¿ again this time from the CYPRESS GROVE investigation. --- However, perhaps Turner is a magnet for trouble as his boss Sheriff Don Lee arrests Judd Kurtz on a DUI charge only to find $200,000 in a gym bag hidden in the trunk. Not waiting around, Kurtz with outsider muscle escapes from the Cripple Creek jail, leaving behind two critically wounded cops including Lee. Turner takes over and makes inquiries into Kurtz¿s recent activities, which lead him to a coming home as he tracks Kurtz to organized crime centered in Memphis but moving concentrically out into the burbs. --- This tense tale is surprisingly enlivened by the insight into Turner, his banjo-picking girlfriend Val, and the Cripple Creek community as readers will contrast the normalcy of everyday life and relationships vs. the investigation. The little things like misdemeanors seem like pebbles to boulders when compared to the Kurtz case. Even the wild twisted ending that fans will reread several times to insure they got it adds to the analogies that showcase James Sallis at his best with Turner¿s second thriller. --- Harriet Klausner