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Burke, James Lee 1936-

Overview
Works: 412 works in 2,509 publications in 5 languages and 140,721 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  History  Psychological fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Interviews  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery stories, American  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Editor, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3552.U723, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Lee Burke
The tin roof blowdown : a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke ( Book )
54 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 4,339 WorldCat member 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
Purple cane road : a novel by James Lee Burke ( Book )
47 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,161 WorldCat member 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
Pegasus descending : a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke ( Book )
38 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,041 WorldCat member 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
Rain gods by James Lee Burke ( Book )
40 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,959 WorldCat member 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
Swan Peak : a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke ( Book )
45 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,946 WorldCat member 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
The glass rainbow : a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke ( Book )
32 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 3,892 WorldCat member 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
Sunset limited by James Lee Burke ( Book )
41 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,729 WorldCat member 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
Crusader's cross : a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke ( Book )
46 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,676 WorldCat member 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
Jolie Blon's bounce : a novel by James Lee Burke ( Book )
35 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 3,626 WorldCat member 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
In the moon of red ponies : a novel by James Lee Burke ( Book )
30 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,585 WorldCat member 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 : a novel by James Lee Burke ( Book )
37 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,571 WorldCat member 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
Heartwood by James Lee Burke ( Book )
48 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,568 WorldCat member 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
Feast day of fools : a novel by James Lee Burke ( Book )
29 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 3,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sheriff Hackberry Holland patrols a small Southwest Texas border town with a deep and abiding respect for the citizens in his care. Still mourning the loss of his cherished wife and locked in a perilous almost-romance with his deputy, Pam Tibbs, a woman many decades his junior, Hackberry feeds off the deeds of evil men to keep his own demons at bay. When alcoholic ex-boxer Danny Boy Lorca witnesses a man tortured to death in the desert and reports it, Hack's investigation leads to the home of Anton Ling, a regal, mysterious Chinese woman whom the locals refer to as La Magdalena and who is known for sheltering illegals. Ling denies having seen the victim or the perpetrators, but there is something in her steely demeanor and aristocratic beauty that compels Hackberry to return to her home again and again as the investigation unfolds. Could it be that the sheriff is so taken in by this creature who reminds him of his deceased wife that he would ignore the possibility that she is just as dangerous as the men she harbors? The danger in the desert increases tenfold with the return of serial murderer Preacher Jack Collins, whom The New York Times called "one of Burke's most inspired villains." Presumed dead at the close of Rain Gods, Preacher Jack has reemerged with a calm, single-minded zeal for killing that is more terrifying than the muzzle flash of his signature machine gun. But this time he and Sheriff Holland have a common enemy. Praised by Joyce Carol Oates for "the luminosity of his writerly voice," James Lee Burke returns with his most allegorical novel to date, illuminating vital issues of our time- -immigration, energy, religious freedom- with the rich atmosphere and devastatingly flawed, authentic characters that readers have come to celebrate during the five decades of his brilliant career. -- Book Jacket
Bitterroot by James Lee Burke ( Book )
41 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 3,516 WorldCat member 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
White doves at morning : a novel by James Lee Burke ( Book )
40 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,451 WorldCat member 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
Cadillac jukebox by James Lee Burke ( Book )
33 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,386 WorldCat member 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
Creole belle by James Lee Burke ( Book )
26 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When last seen in The Glass Rainbow, the previous book in the Dave Robicheaux series, Robicheaux was recovering in a New Orleans hospital from a near-fatal bullet wound. Immobilized and heavily medicated by morphine, he was visited there by a beautiful Creole woman named Tee Jolie Melton. After she's gone, his fond, hazy remembrances of her are rekindled by one song, "Creole Belle" on the iPod that she left behind. Now obsessed by the song and thoughts of her, he goes in search of her. He finds instead the frozen corpse of her sister floating at sea. As he grapples with that mystery, an oil rig explodes on the Gulf threatening the cherished environs of the bayous. Robicheaux then swings into action, leading the charge against the destruction of both the land and the people he has sworn to protect
Cimarron rose : a novel by James Lee Burke ( Book )
34 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,018 WorldCat member 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
Burning angel : a novel by James Lee Burke ( Book )
28 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,986 WorldCat member 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
Light of the world : a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke ( Book )
20 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Police detective Dave Robicheaux faces off with the most diabolical villain he has ever faced in the twentieth installment of the Dave Robicheaux series. A summer getaway in Montana for Dave Robicheaux's family and friends is violently shattered by the arrival of serial killer and prison escapee Asa Surrette. He avoids the death penalty for murders he committed while capital punishment was banned in his home state of Kansas. But when Robicheaux's daughter Alafair writes a series of articles implicating Surrette in other murders which could get him death, he decides to escape prison and make her pay. Can Robicheaux save his daughter?
 
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Alternative Names
Burke
Lee Burke, James
Lee Burke, James 1936-
Lee Burke, James 1938-
バーク, ジェイムズ・リー
Languages
English (750)
French (20)
Italian (2)
Polish (2)
Spanish (1)
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