Killer Is Dying: A Novel

Be the first to review this product

Availability: In stock


Quick Overview

A hired killer on his final job, a burned-out detective whose wife is dying slowly and in agony, a young boy abandoned by his parents and living alone by his wits. Three people, solitary and sundered from society.

The Killer Is Dying (softcover)

Double click on above image to view full picture

Zoom Out
Zoom In

More Views

  • The Killer Is Dying (softcover)
  • The Killer Is Dying (hardcover)


In what is at one and the same time a coming-of-age novel, a realistic crime novel and a novel of the contemporary Southwest, 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, Sayles, 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, through the course of the novel, all find community.

Additional Information

Author James Sallis
Publisher Walker & Companay
Page Count 240pp
Publication Size 5.5 x 8.25
Publication Notes paperback
Publication Date August 2012
ISBN 978-0802779472

You may also be interested in the following product(s)

Quarry In The Middle

Quarry In The Middle

Quarry's Ex

Quarry's Ex

Getting Off: A Novel of Sex And Violence

Getting Off: A Novel of Sex And Violence

The Siege of Trencher's Farm

The Siege of Trencher's Farm


Product Tags

Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.