Burke, James Lee 1936-
Most widely held works about James Lee Burke
Most widely held works by James Lee Burke
Pegasus descending : a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke ( Book )
57 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 3,028 libraries worldwide
Detective Dave Robicheaux is facing the most painful and dangerous case of his career. A troubled young woman breezes into his hometown of New Iberia, Louisiana. She happens to be the daughter of Robicheaux's onetime best friend--a friend he witnessed gunned down in a bank robbery, a tragedy that forever changed Robicheaux's life. The twists begin when Trish Klein--the only offspring of Robicheaux's Vietnam-era buddy--starts passing marked hundred-dollar bills in local casinos. Is she a good kid gone bad? A victim's child seeking revenge? A promiscuous beauty seducing everyone good within her grasp? And how does her behavior relate to the apparent suicide of another "good" girl, an ace student named Yvonne Darbonne, who apparently participated in a college frat orgy before her death?--From publisher description.
The tin roof blowdown : a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke ( Book )
61 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 3,006 libraries worldwide
Follows the adventures of detective Dave Robicheaux, who struggles with alcoholism and rage while fighting to protect lives in Katrina-devastated New Orleans.
Crusader's cross : a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke ( Book )
58 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 2,956 libraries worldwide
A deathbed confession from an old schoolmate resurrects a story of injustice, the murder of a young woman, and a time in Dave Robicheaux's life he had tried to forget.
In the moon of red ponies by James Lee Burke ( Book )
50 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,900 libraries worldwide
When Dixon, a criminal who Billy Bob Holland helped send to prison, is released on a technicality, Holland finds his loved ones endangered by the vengeful killer.
Last car to Elysian Fields by James Lee Burke ( Book )
57 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,891 libraries worldwide
Detective Robicheaux investigates a car crash that ended the lives of three teenage girls, a case that is compromised by a grief-crazed father, a psychologically unbalanced assassin, and a cache of dangerous secrets.
Purple cane road : a novel by James Lee Burke ( Book )
62 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 8 languages and held by 2,888 libraries worldwide
"Dave Robicheaux has spent his life confronting the age-old adage that the sins of the father pass onto the son. But what has his mother's legacy left him?"--Author's website.
Cimarron rose : a novel by James Lee Burke ( Book )
47 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,868 libraries worldwide
Former Texas Ranger Billy Holland, now a lawyer, is hired to defend a teenage boy accused of killing his girlfriend. It is a family affair of sorts, the man who hired Holland being the boy's stepfather. The real father is Holland.
Cadillac jukebox by James Lee Burke ( Book )
43 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,849 libraries worldwide
A Louisiana farmer is jailed for the murder, 30 years earlier of a black civil rights leader. The farmer claims he is innocent and asks Dave Robicheaux, the sheriff's deputy, to help him prove it. Not easy, as it suits a lot of people to have the case closed. By the author of Burning Angel.
Jolie Blon's bounce by James Lee Burke ( Book )
51 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 2,827 libraries worldwide
Battling personal demons while working on two murders, New Iberia detective Dave Robicheaux believes that chief suspect Tee Bobby Hulin is innocent but must find the real killer before the father of one of the victims metes out his own justice.
Burning angel : a novel by James Lee Burke ( Book )
44 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,821 libraries worldwide
A family in Louisiana, descendants of black sharecroppers, is being forced off its land by a shady group of developers. The land is said to contain gold. Dave Robicheaux, the local policeman, rises to the defense of the weak, risking his life in the process.
Bitterroot by James Lee Burke ( Book )
58 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,786 libraries worldwide
Texas attorney Billy Bob Holland heads to Montana to help his old friend Doc Voss battle a local mining company whose operations are devastating the community, unaware that one of his opponents is recent parolee Wyatt Dixon, a man with a deadly plan for Holland.
Swan Peak : a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke ( Book )
52 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,736 libraries worldwide
Detective Dave Robicheaux returns in another adventure--only this time, he travels from New Iberia Parish to the wilds of Montana to solve the mysterious murder of a University of Montana coed and her boyfriend.
Sunset limited by James Lee Burke ( Book )
49 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 2,682 libraries worldwide
The Louisiana deputy sheriff, Dave Robicheaux, reopens a probe into the slaying, 40 years earlier, of a labor organizer whose killers were never brought to justice. The man was crucified to a barn.
White doves at morning by James Lee Burke ( Book )
61 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,669 libraries worldwide
Despite their misgivings about "the Cause," Willie Burke and his best friends, three young men from New Iberia, Louisiana, enlist in the Confederate Army and head off to war, in a novel drawn from the author's own family history.
Heartwood by James Lee Burke ( Book )
60 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 2,609 libraries worldwide
Lawyer Billy Holland of Texas, goes after a town's bully, proving the law is not always on the side of the rich. The villain, a millionaire businessman, has been extorting land from little people.
Rain gods by James Lee Burke ( Book )
44 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 2,563 libraries worldwide
With the FBI, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and a host of cold-blooded killers on the trail of an Iraq veteran and his girlfriend, it's up to Texas Sheriff Hackberry Holland (cousin of Billy Bob Holland) and his deputy Pam Tibbs to find them first and figure out who's behind a mass murder of illegal aliens before anyone else ends up dead.
The glass rainbow : a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke ( Book )
35 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,558 libraries worldwide
Beloved Burke hero Detective Dave Robicheaux returns to New Iberia, Louisiana, to solve a series of grisly murders. Seven young women in neighboring Jefferson Davis Parish have been brutally murdered. While the crimes have all the telltale signs of a serial killer, one death doesn't fit. Adding to Robicheaux's troubles is the matter of his daughter, Alafair, on leave from Stanford Law to put the finishing touches on her novel. Her literary pursuit has led her into the arms of Kermit Abelard. But Robicheaux begins to fear that Alafair might be destroyed by the man she loves.
Dixie City jam by James Lee Burke ( Book )
47 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 2,458 libraries worldwide
Off the coast of New Iberia, deputy sheriff Dave Robicheaux dives after a World War II submarine to make some money to raise bail for a friend accused of murder. The dives bring him in conflict with a neo-Nazi. By the author of In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead.
Black cherry blues by James Lee Burke ( Book )
62 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 2,369 libraries worldwide
Haunted by memories, Dave Robicheaux, a Cajun ex-detective finds himself thrust back into the violent world of Mafia goons and wily federal agents.
In the electric mist with Confederate dead by James Lee Burke ( Book )
60 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 2,134 libraries worldwide
From one of America's most widely acclaimed writers comes a masterwork of detective fiction, the most suspenseful, thematically complex, and dazzling accomplishment in the series featuring Dave Robicheaux. A movie crew has come to New Iberia, Louisiana, to film a Civil War epic, and star Elrod Sykes just can't seem to keep his lavender Cadillac on the road. Under threat of a drunk-driving charge, he offers Detective Dave Robicheaux information in exchange for leniency:
American Civil War (1861-1865) Attorney and client Audiobooks Audiobooks Audiocassettes Bildungsromans Burke, James Lee,--1936- Child abuse Detective and mystery stories Detective and mystery stories Ex-convicts Fiction Historical fiction History Holland, Billy Bob (Fictitious character) Human trafficking Hurricane Katrina (2005) Indian activists Large type books Lawyers Louisiana Louisiana--New Iberia Louisiana--New Orleans Love stories Manners and customs Mass murder investigation Missing persons Montana Mothers--Death Murderers Organized crime Photojournalists Police Private investigators Race relations Revolution (Texas : 1835-1836) Robicheaux, Dave (Fictitious character) Sheriffs Short stories Submarines (Ships) Talking books Teenage boys Texas Trials (Murder) United States United States--Gulf Coast Veterans Vietnam War (1961-1975) War stories Young men
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