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Burke, James Lee 1936-

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Works: 377 works in 3,285 publications in 11 languages and 150,257 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Suspense fiction  History  Action and adventure fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Legal stories 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Contributor, wpr, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3552.U723, 813.54
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Crusader's cross : a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke( Book )
91 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 5,465 libraries worldwide
A deathbed confession from an old schoolmate resurrects a story of injustice, the murder of a young woman, and a time in Robicheaux's life that he has tried to forget. Robicheaux and his half-brother, Jimmie, met Ida Durbin on the beach in Galveston. Jimmie fell in love, not realizing that she was a prostitute with ties to the mob. Now, decades later, when Robicheaux begins asking questions about her, he finds himself investigating a series of horrifying murders that are linked to the New Orleans underworld
The tin roof blowdown : a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke( Book )
68 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 4,282 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
The glass rainbow : a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke( Book )
54 editions published between 112 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,135 libraries worldwide
Beloved Burke hero Detective Dave Robicheaux returns to New Iberia to solve a series of grisly murders
Rain gods by James Lee Burke( Book )
55 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,969 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 )
61 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 3,923 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
Pegasus descending : a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke( Book )
55 editions published between 1984 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 3,853 libraries worldwide
Dave attempts to help the troubled daughter of a dead Vietnam vet friend
Purple cane road : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )
61 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 3,783 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
Feast day of fools : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )
36 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,753 libraries worldwide
Danny Boy Lorca was used to having apocalyptic visions - the beatings he'd taken in jail and the booze he drank to forget them made sure of that. But what he saw and heard that night out in the desert was more terrifying than anything even his battered spirit could have conjured. A man tortured to death
Creole belle by James Lee Burke( Book )
52 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,641 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
Jolie Blon's bounce : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )
47 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 3,411 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
Light of the world : a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke( Book )
35 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,399 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?
Last car to Elysian Fields : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )
45 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,342 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
Sunset limited by James Lee Burke( Book )
52 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,340 libraries worldwide
Photojournalist Megan Flynn gives Dave Robicheaux a tip about Cool Breeze Broussard, never dreaming that the investigation will prompt New Orleans mobsters and hit men to travel to New Iberia or that there's a connection with her father's crucifixion forty years ago
In the moon of red ponies : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )
37 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 3,332 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
Bitterroot by James Lee Burke( Book )
46 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 3,302 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
Cadillac jukebox by James Lee Burke( Book )
54 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,259 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
Wayfaring Stranger : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )
36 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,257 libraries worldwide
"WAYFARING STRANGER begins in West Texas in 1934. At age sixteen, Weldon Holland encounters Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker traveling with their accomplices after having just pulled off one of their notorious armed robberies. Weldon is smitten by Bonnie, but because of Clyde and Bonnie's duplicity and the disrespect they show his grandfather, Weldon ends up putting a bullet through the rear window of Clyde's stolen automobile. The story then jumps to 1944 and the Ardennes Forest and the Battle of the Bulge, where Second Lieutenant Weldon Holland saves his sergeant, Hershel Pine, from death by suffocation when he is buried alive in his foxhole under the treads of a Waffen SS Tiger tank. Weldon and Hershel survive the executions of the wounded by the SS and escape on a freight train deep into Nazi Germany. There, they stumble into an extermination camp deserted by the SS, and discover among the stacked bodies a young woman named Rosita Lowenstein, who is not only a remarkable woman but a relative of Rosa Luxemburg (known as "Red Rosa," whose mother's name was Lowenstein). Eventually, Weldon will make her his bride, and the three friends will return to Texas to seek their fortunes. But when Weldon, Hershel, and Rosita form a pipeline corporation, they enter the domain of jackals known as the oil business. They meet Roy Wiseheart--one of the wealthiest men in Texas and a former Marine aviator haunted with guilt for deserting his squadron leader over the South Pacific--and Roy's wife Clara, a vicious anti-semite who is determined to make Weldon and Rosita's life a nightmare"--
White doves at morning : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )
45 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 3,252 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 )
52 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 3,231 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
House of the rising sun : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )
25 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 2,843 libraries worldwide
"After a violent encounter that leaves four Mexican soldiers dead, Hackberry escapes the country in possession of a stolen artifact, earning the ire of a bloodthirsty Austrian arms dealer who then places Hack's son Ishmael squarely in the cross hairs of a plot to recapture his prize, believed to be the mythic cup of Christ. Along the way, we meet three extraordinary women: Ruby Dansen, the Danish immigrant who is Ishmael's mother and Hackberry's one true love; Beatrice DeMolay, a brothel madam descended from the crusader knight who brought the shroud of Turin back from the Holy Land; and Maggie Bassett, one-time lover of the Sundance Kid, whose wiles rival those of Lady Macbeth. In her own way, each woman will aid Hackberry in his quest to reconcile with Ishmael, to vanquish their enemies, and to return the Grail to its rightful place" --
 
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Burke
James Lee Burke Amerikaans schrijver
James Lee Burke amerikansk författare
James Lee Burke amerikansk skribent
James Lee Burke écrivain américain
James Lee Burke Novelist, short story writer
James Lee Burke pisarz amerykański
James Lee Burke scrittore statunitense
James Lee Burke US-amerikanischer Krimi-Schriftsteller
Lee Burke, James
Lee Burke, James 1936-
Джеймс Ли Бурк
Джеймс Лий Бърк
ג'יימס לי ברק
جيمس بيرك
جیمز لی برک نویسنده آمریکایی
ジェイムズ・リー・バーク
バーク, ジェイムズ・リー
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