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Swan Peak

Author: James Lee Burke
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 140910673X
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'With its trademark mix of brutality and poetry, Swan Peak is a brilliant piece of work from an American master.' Observer After the devastating events recounted in THE TIN ROOF BLOWDOWN, Dave Robicheaux and his ex-partner in Homicide, Clete Purcel, head for the mountains and trout streams of Montana for some much-needed healing. However, while Montana might seem an unspoilt paradise peopled by men and women from an earlier, more innocent time in American history, Dave and Clete soon find that there are plenty of serpents in the garden too. The deaths of a couple of hikers suggest a perverted serial killer may be at work, while an escaped jailbird and his former tormentor are locked in a savage dance of revenge that is ultimately connected to the fortunes of a wealthy oil family hiding a terrible secret ... Praise for one of the great American crime writers, James Lee Burke: 'James Lee Burke is the heavyweight champ, a great American novelist whose work, taken individually or as a whole, is unsurpassed.' Michael Connelly 'A gorgeous prose stylist.' Stephen King 'Richly deserves to be described now as one of the finest crime writers America has ever produced.' Daily Mail Fans of Dennis Lehane, Michael Connelly and Don Winslow will love James Lee Burke: Dave Robicheaux Series 1. The Neon Rain 2. Heaven's Prisoners 3. Black Cherry Blues 4. A Morning for Flamingos 5. A Stained White Radiance 6. In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead 7. Dixie City Jam 8. Burning Angel 9. Cadillac Jukebox 10. Sunset Limited 11. Purple Cane Road 12. Jolie Blon's Bounce 13. Last Car to Elysian Fields 14. Crusader's Cross 15. Pegasus Descending 16. The Tin Roof Blowdown 17. Swan Peak 18. The Glass Rainbow 19. Creole Belle 20. Light of the World 21. Robicheaux Hackberry Holland Series 1. Lay Down My Sword and Shield 2. Rain Gods 3. Feast Day of Fools 4. House of the Rising Sun Billy Bob Holland Series 1. Cimarron Rose 2. Heartwood 3. Bitterroot 4. In The Moon of Red Ponies * Each James Lee Burke novel can be read as a standalone or in series order *

A Dave Robicheaux Ebook Boxed Set

Author: James Lee Burke
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451676867
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Catch up on Dave Robicheaux’s latest adventures. This boxed set includes the three most recent novels featuring fan favorite Detective Dave Robicheaux, The Tin Roof Blowdown, Swan Peak, and The Glass Rainbow, plus an excerpt from the next Robicheaux novel, Creole Belle (publishing July 2012). Robicheaux’s creator, New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke, is a rare winner of two Edgar Awards and in 2009 was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. The Tin Roof Blowdown In the waning days of summer, 2005, a storm of unfathomable force peels the face off southern Louisiana. This is the gruesome reality Iberia Parish Sheriff's Detective Dave Robicheaux discovers as he is deployed to New Orleans: Hurricane Katrina has left the commercial district and residential neighborhoods awash with bodies, as well as looters and predators of every stripe. The power grid destroyed, New Orleans is reduced to the level of a medieval society. There is no law, no order, no sanctuary for the infirm, the helpless, and the innocent. In the midst of an apocalyptic nightmare, Robicheaux must find two serial rapists, a morphine-addicted priest, and a vigilante who may be more dangerous than the criminals looting the city. Swan Peak Swan Peak finds Detective Robicheaux far from his New Iberia roots, fleeing with his wife and his old buddy Clete Purcel from the harsh, gritty landscape of post-Katrina Louisiana to a ranch in rural Montana. The serenity of the untouched wilderness is soon shattered when two college students are brutally murdered in the hills behind the ranch, and Clete and Dave are quickly ensnared in a dangerous mystery with a twisted cast of characters including a vicious oil tycoon, a sexually deviant minister, an escaped con and former country music star, and a vigilante Texas gunbull out for blood. All the while, Clete can’t shake the feeling that he’s being haunted by a ghost from his past: Sally Dio, the mob boss he sabotaged and killed years ago. The Glass Rainbow Detective Dave Robicheaux and his partner, Clete Purcel, are on the trail of a killer responsible for the deaths of seven young women—a trail that always seems to lead back to the notorious pimp Herman Stanga, whom they both despise. But the case takes a nasty turn when Stanga turns up dead after a fierce beating by Purcel in front of numerous witnesses. Adding to Robicheaux’s troubles is his daughter Alafair’s romantic involvement with the scion of a once-prominent Louisiana family whom Robicheaux suspects is involved in some very shady business. To protect his daughter and clear his best friend’s name, Robicheaux will need every ounce of guts, wit, and investigative chops he can muster. Creole Belle (excerpt) Creole Belle begins with Dave Robicheaux in a recovery unit in New Orleans, not quite sure what is real and what may be the effects of the painkillers he’s been taking. While there, he receives a nighttime visit from a Creole girl named Tee Jolie Melton, who leaves him an iPod with the country blues song “Creole Belle” on it. Then she disappears. Obsessed with the song and the memory of Tee Jolie, Dave goes in search of her sister, Blue, who later turns up inside a block of ice floating in the Gulf. Meanwhile, an oil well blowout on the Gulf threatens the cherished environs of the bayous. In the face of public indifference to both the blowout and Blue Melton’s murder, Dave and Clete must find their own way to bring those responsible to justice.

Black Cherry Blues

Author: James Lee Burke
Publisher: Edel:Books
ISBN: 3955303551
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Deutscher Krimipreis 2015 in der Rubrik International für James Lee Burke! "Burkes Stärke ist die pure erzählerische Wucht. Schon die Schilderung einer schlichten Autokreuzung kann ihm zum kleinen düsteren Meisterwerk geraten." (Andreas Ammer, ARD) Expolizist Dave Robicheaux führt nach dem gewaltsamen Tod seiner Frau ein zurückgezogenes Leben in den Bayous, bis plötzlich seine Vergangenheit in Gestalt des abgehalfterten Musikers Dixie Pugh wieder vor ihm steht. Gegen seinen Willen wird Robicheaux in Pughs Geschäfte mit einer undurchsichtigen Ölfirma hineingezogen und muß in Montana seine Unschuld an einem Mord beweisen. "Niemand erweckt Schauplätze so gut zum Leben wie James Lee Burke, und niemand beschreibt emotionale Konflikte so perfekt wie er." Elizabeth George 3. Band der Reihe um den Ermittler Dave Robicheaux

Zeit Der Ernte

Author: James Lee Burke
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641188881
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Eine texanische Kleinstadt an der Grenze zu Mexiko. Als Hackberry Holland im Jahr 1967 aus dem Koreakrieg zurückkehrt, wird er von vielen Seiten zu einer politischen Karriere gedrängt. Doch der Anwalt setzt sich stattdessen für einen mexikanischstämmigen Landarbeiter ein, der kurz vor seiner Freilassung im Gefängnis ermordet wird. Bald kommt es zu handfesten Auseinandersetzungen mit der Polizei und gewaltbereiten Rednecks.

Still In Print

Author: Jan Nordby Gretlund
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 1611172640
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In Still in Print, eighteen Southern novels published since 1997 fall under the careful scrutiny of an international cast of accomplished literary critics to identify the very best of recent writings in the genre. These essays highlight the praiseworthy efforts of a pantheon of novelists celebrating and challenging regionality, unearthing manifestations of the past in the present, and looking to the future with wit and healthy skepticism. Organized around shared themes of history, place, humor, and malaise, the novels discussed here interrogate Southern culture and explore the region's promise for the future. Four novels reconsider the Civil War and its aftermath as Charles Frazier, Kaye Gibbons, Josephine Humphreys, and Pam Durban revisit the past and add fresh insights to contemporary discussions of race and gender through their excursions into history. The novels by Steve Yarbrough, Larry Brown, Chris Offutt, Barry Hannah, and James Lee Burke demonstrate a keen sense of place, rooted in a South marked by fundamentalism, poverty, violence, and rampant prejudice but still capable of promise for some unseen future. The comic fiction of George Singleton, Clyde Edgerton, James Wilcox, Donald Harington, and Lewis Nordan shows how Southern humor still encompasses customs and speech reflected in concrete places. Ron Rash, Richard Ford, and Cormac McCarthy probe the depths of human existence, often with disturbing results, as they write about protagonists cut off from their own humanity and desperate to reconnect with the human race. Diverse in content but unified in genre, these particular novels have been nominated by the contributors to Still in Print for long-term survival as among the best modern representations of the Southern novel.

The New Iberia Blues

Author: James Lee Burke
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501176889
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The shocking death of a young woman leads Detective Dave Robicheaux into the dark corners of Hollywood, the mafia, and the backwoods of Louisiana in this gripping mystery from “modern master” (Publishers Weekly) James Lee Burke. Detective Dave Robicheaux’s world isn’t filled with too many happy stories, but Desmond Cormier’s rags-to-riches tale is certainly one of them. Robicheaux first met Cormier on the streets of New Orleans, when the young, undersized boy had foolish dreams of becoming a Hollywood director. Twenty-five years later, when Robicheaux knocks on Cormier’s door, it isn’t to congratulate him on his Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. Robicheaux has discovered the body of a young woman who’s been crucified, wearing only a small chain on her ankle. She disappeared near Cormier’s Cyrpemort Point estate, and Robicheaux, along with young deputy, Sean McClain, are looking for answers. Neither Cormier nor his enigmatic actor friend Antoine Butterworth are saying much, but Robicheaux knows better. As always, Clete Purcel and Davie’s daughter, Alafair, have Robicheaux’s back. Clete witnesses the escape of Texas inmate, Hugo Tillinger, who may hold the key to Robicheaux’s case. As they wade further into the investigation, they end up in the crosshairs of the mob, the deranged Chester Wimple, and the dark ghosts Robicheaux has been running from for years. Ultimately, it’s up to Robicheaux to stop them all, but he’ll have to summon a light he’s never seen or felt to save himself, and those he loves. Stephen King hailed New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke “as good as he ever was.” Now, with The New Iberia Blues, Burke proves that he “remains the heavyweight champ, a great American novelist whose work, taken individually or as a whole, is unsurpassed” (Michael Connelly).

Nacht Ber Dem Bayou

Author: James Lee Burke
Publisher: Edel:Books
ISBN: 395530292X
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James Lee Burke ist "der Superstar der amerikanischen Kriminalliteratur!" Buchmarkt Aaron Crown hatte vor 28 Jahren einen Mord gestanden - jetzt beteuert er seine Unschuld und bittet Detective Dave Robicheaux um Hilfe. Als Crown aus dem Gefängnis fliehen kann und ein Fernsehjournalist erstochen aufgefunden wird, überstürzen sich die Ereignisse ... "Niemand erweckt Schauplätze so gut zum Leben wie James Lee Burke, und niemand beschreibt emotionale Konflikte so perfekt wie er." Elizabeth George 9. Band der Reihe um den Ermittler Dave Robicheaux

A Violent Conscience

Author: Leonard Engel
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786455586
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Mysteries and detective stories are among the most popular of books but the writers of such genre fiction suffer from a perception that their work is to be taken less seriously than so-called literary fiction. The novels of James Lee Burke, one of the most distinguished writers of crime novels, challenge that notion, as do the 12 essays in this collection. This work examines Burke as a writer who has expanded the mystery-detective genre with an astonishing diversity of themes, imaginative language and descriptions, and unforgettable characters. He seems unbounded by limitations of genre. An interview with Burke is included.

Sturm Ber New Orleans

Author: James Lee Burke
Publisher: Pendragon Verlag
ISBN: 3865324630
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Hurrikan Katrina fegt über New Orleans hinweg und legt die Stadt in Schutt und Asche. Mit all seinem Können, feinen Charakterbeschreibungen und dichten Schilderungen der Südstaatenatmosphäre widmet sich Burke in seinem facettenreichen "Sturm über New Orleans" dieser Katastrophe. Wer Burke liest, spürt die Hitze der Stadt, schmeckt den Geruch der Zerstörung, riecht den Dunst der Bars. Inmitten des Chaos lässt er den eigenwilligen Dave Robicheaux seinen Job erledigen. Robicheaux ist Vietnam-Veteran und trockener Alkoholiker, der in seinem Leben diverse Schicksalsschläge hinnehmen musste. Als Cop folgt er seiner ganz eigenen Vorstellung von Moral und Gerechtigkeit. Burke hat mit "Sturm über New Orleans" einen fulminanten Roman geschrieben. Der Leser taucht sofort in seine bildhafte Sprache ein und sieht einen Film vor seinem inneren Auge vorbeiziehen. Burke ist ganz großes Kino!

Neonregen

Author: James Lee Burke
Publisher: Edel:Books
ISBN: 3955303098
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Deutscher Krimipreis 2015 in der Rubrik International für James Lee Burke! "Burkes Stärke ist die pure erzählerische Wucht. Schon die Schilderung einer schlichten Autokreuzung kann ihm zum kleinen düsteren Meisterwerk geraten." (Andreas Ammer, ARD) Die Warnung kommt aus der Todeszelle. "Passen Sie auf", sagt kurz vor seiner Exekution ein Mafia-Killer dem Polizisten Dave Robicheaux von der Mordkommission in New Orleans, "die Kolumbianer wollen Ihren Kopf." Und prompt muss Robicheaux wieder an das tote schwarze Mädchen denken, das er jüngst aus einem Tümpel gezogen hat... "Niemand erweckt Schauplätze so gut zum Leben wie James Lee Burke, und niemand beschreibt emotionale Konflikte so perfekt wie er." Elizabeth George 1. Band der Reihe um den Ermittler Dave Robicheaux