The Killer Is Dying

The Killer Is Dying

A Novel

Book - 2012
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In what is at once a coming-of-age novel and a realistic crime novel, The Killer Is Dying is above all the story of three men of vastly different age and background, and of the shape their lives take against the unforgiving sunlight and sprawl of America's fifth largest city, Phoenix. The detective is looking for the killer, Christian, though he doesn't know that. Christian is trying to find the man who stepped in and took down his target before he had the chance. And the boy, Jimmie, is having the killer's dreams. While they never meet, they are inextricably linked, and as their stories unfold, all find the solace of community.

Publisher: New York : Walker & Co., 2012, c2011
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780802779472
Branch Call Number: MYS F SAL
Characteristics: 232 p. ; 21 cm

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ambergrey100
Jan 02, 2014

I loved his characters and the total "noire" of the book. His best since Drive

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jimg2000
Nov 28, 2011

A bit too disjointed and uninspired plot about three characters in modern day Phoenix. I agree with Tommy D Tom's review in Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Killer-Dying-Novel-James-Sallis/dp/080277945X

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