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Burke, James Lee 1936-

Works: 239 works in 2,366 publications in 10 languages and 143,502 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery films  Interviews  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor
Classifications: PS3552.U723,
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Crusader's cross : a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke( Book )
80 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 5,658 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
The tin roof blowdown : a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke( Book )
57 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and French and held by 4,373 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 )
37 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and French and held by 4,146 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
Rain gods by James Lee Burke( Book )
40 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,015 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 )
46 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,982 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 )
48 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,949 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
Purple cane road : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )
48 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 3,890 libraries worldwide
"Dave Robicheaux has spent his life confronting the age old adage that the sins of the father pass on to the son. But what was his mother's legacy? Dead to him since his youth, Mae Guillory has been shuttered away in the deep recesses of Robicheaux's mind. He's lived with the fact that he would never really know what happened to the woman who left him to the devices of a whiskey-driven father. but deep down, Dave still feels that the loss of his mother and knows that the infinite series of disappointments in her life could not have come to a good end. While helping out an old friend, Dave is stunned when a pimp looks at him sideways and asks if he is the son of Mae Guillory, the whore a bunch of cops murdered thirty years ago. Her body was dumped in the bayou bordering Purple Cane Road, and the cops who left her there are still on the job. Dave's search for his mother's killers leads him to the darker places in his past, and solving this case teaches him what it means to be his mother's son."--Jacket
Feast day of fools : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )
28 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 3,701 libraries worldwide
Interviewing an alcoholic Native American who witnessed a murder along the Texas-Mexico border, Sheriff Hack Holland and his deputy, Sam Tibbs, recognize the work of serial killer Preacher Jack Collins in an investigation that is assisted by the enigmatic Anton Ling
Creole belle by James Lee Burke( Book )
39 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,527 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 )
34 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,524 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
Last car to Elysian Fields : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )
41 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and French and held by 3,506 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
In the moon of red ponies : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )
32 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 3,458 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
Sunset limited by James Lee Burke( Book )
42 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,441 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
Bitterroot by James Lee Burke( Book )
34 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 3,373 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 )
39 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 3,339 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 )
46 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 3,326 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
Cadillac jukebox by James Lee Burke( Book )
45 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,322 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
Light of the world : a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke( Book )
24 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 3,256 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?
Cimarron rose : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )
33 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 3,003 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
Wayfaring Stranger : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )
27 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2,986 libraries worldwide
"From "America's best novelist" (The Denver Post): A sprawling thriller drenched with atmosphere and intrigue that takes a young boy from a chance encounter with Bonnie and Clyde to the trenches of World War II and the oil fields along the Texas-Louisiana coast. It is 1934 and the Depression is bearing down when sixteen-year-old Weldon Avery Holland happens upon infamous criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow after one of their notorious armed robberies. A confrontation with the outlaws ends as Weldon puts a bullet through the rear window of Clyde's stolen automobile. Ten years later, Second Lieutenant Weldon Holland and his sergeant, Hershel Pine, escape certain death in the Battle of the Bulge and encounter a beautiful young woman named Rosita Lowenstein hiding in a deserted extermination camp. Eventually, Weldon and Rosita fall in love and marry and, with Hershel, return to Texas to seek their fortunes. There, they enter the domain of jackals known as the oil business. They meet Roy Wiseheart--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. It will be the frontier justice upheld by Weldon's grandfather, Texas lawman Hackberry Holland, and the legendary antics of Bonnie and Clyde that shape Weldon's plans for saving his family from the evil forces that lurk in peacetime America and threaten to destroy them all"--
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Alternative Names
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
ג'יימס לי ברק
جیمز لی برک نویسنده آمریکایی
バーク, ジェイムズ・リー
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