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Eye of the Cricket

(1997)
(The fourth book in the Lew Griffin series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Anthony Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Poetic, complex, and multidimensional, Sallis's insect-titled crime novels about New Orleans detective Lew Griffin are unlike any other you're likely to crack open. The main treat is also the main mystery: What is it that makes Griffin, a middle-aged African American intellectual, tick? Told by him in the first person, Cricket, number four in the series, is ostensibly about his search for several missing young people, one of whom is his son. But there is no linear progression to the investigation. Instead, as filtered through Griffin's quick, contrary, memory-obsessed mind, the story shifts, switches, leaps back and forth in time. Peppered with images of intriguing events from Griffin's past, as well as references that range from Andre Gide to Woody Woodpecker, the story takes us to a conclusion that is both rewarding and, strange for Griffin, uplifting.

-Dick Lochte

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play

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Used availability for James Sallis's Eye of the Cricket

Hardback Editions

December 1998 : UK Leather Bound

Title: Eye of the Cricket
Author(s): James Sallis
ISBN: 1-873567-36-7 / 978-1-873567-36-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Scorpion Press
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May 1998 : UK Hardback
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Title: Eye Of The Cricket - Special Ed
Author(s): James Sallis
ISBN: 1-901982-30-0 / 978-1-901982-30-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: No Exit Press
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November 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: Eye of the Cricket (A Lew Griffin Mystery)
Author(s): James Sallis
ISBN: 0-8027-3313-1 / 978-0-8027-3313-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Walker Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Eye Of The Cricket (Lew Griffin Novel)
Author(s): James Sallis
ISBN: 1-84243-708-9 / 978-1-84243-708-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: NO EXIT PRESS
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April 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Eye of the Cricket
Author(s): James Sallis
ISBN: 0-8027-7581-0 / 978-0-8027-7581-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Walker Books
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April 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: Eye Of The Cricket (A Lew Griffin Novel)
Author(s): James Sallis
ISBN: 1-874061-77-7 / 978-1-874061-77-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: No Exit Press
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Audio Editions

June 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Eye of the Cricket (Lew Griffin Mysteries, Book 4)
Author(s): James Sallis
ISBN: 1-4332-3032-1 / 978-1-4332-3032-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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December 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Eye of the Cricket: A Lew Griffin Mystery
Author(s): James Sallis
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Eye of the Cricket: A Lew Griffin Mystery
Author(s): James Sallis
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2009 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Eye of the Cricket: A Lew Griffin Mystery (Library Binding)
Author(s): James Sallis
ISBN: 1-4332-3029-1 / 978-1-4332-3029-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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April 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Eye of the Cricket: A Lew Griffin Mystery (Library Binding)
Author(s): James Sallis
ISBN: 1-4332-3030-5 / 978-1-4332-3030-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2009 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Eye of the Cricket
Author(s): James Sallis
ISBN: 1-4332-3033-X / 978-1-4332-3033-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

May 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Eye of the Cricket (Lew Griffin Novel)
Author(s): James Sallis
Publisher: No Exit Press
Availability: Amazon UK