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What You Have Left: The Turner Trilogy

Cypress Grove (New York: Walker & Co., 2003; Harpenden: No Exit Press, 2003)

Cripple Creek (New York: Walker & Co., 2006; Harpenden: No Exit Press, 2007)

Salt River (New York: Walker & Co., 2007; Harpenden: No Exit Press, 2010)


The Lew Griffin Books

The Long-Legged Fly (New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1992. Harpenden: No Exit Press, 1996)

Moth (New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1993. Harpenden: No Exit Press, 1996. New York: Walker & Co, 2003.)

Black Hornet (New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1994. Harpenden: No Exit Press, 1997. New York: Walker & Co, 2003.)

Eye of the Cricket (New York: Walker & Co, 1997 & 2000. Harpenden: No Exit Press, 1998)

Bluebottle (New York: Walker & Co, 1999. Harpenden: No Exit Press, 1999)

The Long-Legged Fly/Moth Omnibus Edition (Harpenden: No Exit Press, 2000)

Ghost of a Flea (New York: Walker & Co, 2001 & 2000. Harpenden: No Exit Press, 2001)


Other Novels

Renderings (Seattle, Washington: Black Heron Press, 1995)

Death Will Have Your Eyes (New York: St Martins Press, 1997. Harpenden: No Exit Press, 1997)

Drive (Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, 2005)

The Killer is Dying (New York: Walker & Co, 2011)

Driven (Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, 2012)

Others of My Kind (New York: Bloomsbury, 2013)

Willnot (New York: Bloomsbury, 2016)

Sarah Jane (New York: Soho, 2019)


Poetry & Short Fiction


Poetry Collections

Sorrow's Kitchen (East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2000)

Rain's Eagerness (Hemet, CA: The Aldrich Press, 2013)

Black Night's Gonna Catch Me Here: New & Selected Poems (Moorhead, MN: New Rivers Press, 2015)

Ain't Long Fore Day (Portland, OR: Unsolicited Press, 2019)


Short Fiction Collections

Limits of the Sensible World (Austin, Texas: Host Publications, 1994)

Time's Hammers: Collected Stories (Edgbaston, Birmingham: Toxic, 2000)

A City Equal to My Desire (Point Blank Press, 2004)

Potato Tree (Host Publications, 2007)

The James Sallis Reader (Rockville, MD: Wildside Press, 2005).

Dayenu and Other Stories (Moorhead, MN: New Rivers Press, 2021)


Mixed Collections

A Few Last Words (New York: Macmillan, 1970)


Story anthologies as editor

The War Book (London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1969/Panther, 1971)

The Shores Beneath (New York: Avon Books, 1973)


Jim has published numerous short stories and poems in a variety of periodicals, including The Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner , Transatlantic Review, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Southwest Review, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, South Dakota Review, The Edge, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Pacific Review, Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, New Worlds, TransVersions, Confrontation, Pequod, America Poetry Review, Poetry East, Alaska Quarterly Review, Poetry Now, The Chariton Review, Western Humanities Review, International Poetry Review, and Negative Capability.



Criticism, Essays, & Biographies

Difficult Lives: Jim Thompson – David Goodis – Chester Himes (New York: Gryphon Books, 1993; rev. ed., 2000)

Ash of Stars: On the Writings of Samuel R. Delany (Jackson, Mississippi: University Press of Mississippi, 1996), edited by James Sallis

Gently into the Land of the Meateaters (Seattle, Washington: Black Heron Press, 2000)

Chester Himes: A Life (Edinburgh: Payback Press, 2000. New York: Walker & Co, 2001)

Difficult Lives/Hitching Rides (Harpenden: No Exit Press, 2018; Portland, OR: Unsolicited Press, 2019)



The Guitar Players: One Instrument and Its Masters in American Music (New York: William Morrow, 1982; Lincoln, Nebraska, and London: Bison Books/University of Nebraska Press, 1994, rev. ed.)

Jazz Guitars: An Anthology (New York: William Morrow, 1984), edited by James Sallis

The Guitar in Jazz (Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, 1996), edited by James Sallis


Translation Work

Saint Glinglin(Dalkey Archive Press, 1993; trade paperback 2000) by Raymond Queneau

My Tongue in Other Cheeks (Obscure Publications, 2003) — selected translations of poems from French, Spanish and Russian

Jim has published translations of the poetry of, among others, Raymond Queneau, Blaise Cendrars, Yves Bonnefoy, Andrei Voznesensky, Pablo Neruda, Francis Ponge, Jacques Dupin, and Marcelin Pleynet. He has also translated work by Russian authors Mikhail Lermontov, Boris Pasternak and Aleksandr Pushkin, as well as Polish writer Marek Hlasko.

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