Eye of the Cricket

Eye of the Cricket Review

Lew Griffin is a survivor, a black man in New Orleans, a detective, a teacher, a writer. Having spent years finding others, he has lost his son...and himself in the process. Now a derelict has appeared in a New Orleans hospital claiming to be Lewis Griffin and displaying a copy of one of Lew's novels. It is the beginning of a quest that will take Griffin into his own past while he tries to deal in the present with a search for three missing young men.

Title:Eye of the Cricket
Edition Language:English

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    Eye of the Cricket Reviews

  • Richard

    James Sallis's books are usually pretty short so you'd think I would be blazing through them. But they're so densely written and realized that it forces you to take your time while reading. This one i...

  • Karl

    Publishers Weekly said of this book "The fourth book in the Lew Griffin series (following Black Hornet, 1994) proves once again that Sallis is one of the least conventional and most interesting write...

  • Tyler Collison

    Of Sallis' books (at least those in the Lew Griffin series), this has to be the most beautiful (thus far). From the onset, I've considered his writing to be a unique brand of detective fiction. After ...

  • Patty

    “It was the only thing in the room hinting towards any effort at decoration. Richard Garces had given it to me: a snapshot he'd taken of LaVerne when they worked together at Foucher Women’s Shelte...

  • Mohammed Abdi Osman

    Lew Griffin books is one of the most original,best written i have seen in detective fiction but this last book was more uneven than the first 3 books that was fantastic. There was the usual literary g...

  • Bettie

    Set in late nineties New Orleans."The storm came in over the lake, bowing the shaggy heads of young trees and snapping branches off the old, blowing out of Metairie where the white folks live. In my o...

  • Johnny

    A solid book in the series, but a little more meandering than the three books that precede it. And surprisingly more optimistic. Still a solid read (While I gave the others five stars, this is still a...

  • Charles

    One of James Sallis's Lew Griffin mysteries. Griffin is a black detective in New Orleans and is one of the most original hard boiled characters in the mystery/noir field. Griffin is a flawed character...

  • Bridget Weller

    He's a tricky one, that Sallis. My latest theory is the whole crime-genre thing is just a cunning trick to lure in readers who would otherwise not read a novel that basically deals with themes etc. th...

  • Candorman

    Lewis Griffin is a well-drawn, interesting, engaging character and Sallis's writing skills are considerable. Not sure what all happened here and not sure a plot line was followed as much as an autobio...