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About the Book

Sarah Jane

A spare, sparkling tour de force about one woman's journey to becoming a cop, by master of noir James Sallis, author of DRIVE.

Sarah Jane Pullman is a good cop with a complicated past. From her small-town chicken-farming roots through her runaway adolescence, court-ordered Army stint, ill-advised marriage, and years slinging scrambled eggs over greasy spoon griddles, Sarah Jane unfolds her life story, a parable about memory, atonement and finding shape in chaos. Her life takes an unexpected turn when she is named the de facto sheriff of a rural town, investigating the mysterious disappearance of the sheriff whose shoes she’s filling --- and the even more mysterious realities of the life he was hiding from his own colleagues and closest friends.

This kaleidoscopic character study sparkles in every dark and bright detail --- a virtuoso work by a master of both the noir and the tender aspects of human nature.

Audiobook available, read by Julie McKay

Sarah Jane
by James Sallis

  • Publication Date: October 1, 2019
  • Genres: Fiction, Mystery
  • Hardcover: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Soho Crime
  • ISBN-10: 1641290803
  • ISBN-13: 9781641290807