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Harbor Lights

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781409199526

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 27th June 2024

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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A story collection from one of the most popular and widely acclaimed icons of American fiction, featuring a never-before-published novella.


These eight stories move between the marshlands of the Gulf of Mexico, the sweeping plains of Colorado, and the prisons, saloons, and trailer parks of the South, weaving together quiet acts of love and survival with shocking eruptions of violence and revenge.

Harbor Lights is populated with unforgettable characters, unfolds in lyrical prose, and displays James Lee Burke’s singular skills in this masterful anthology.



‘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

‘No argument: James Lee Burke is among the finest of all contemporary American novelists’ Daily Mail

‘The greatest crime writer currently at work’ Spectator

‘The reigning champ of nostalgia noir’ New York Times

‘Masterly’ Sunday Telegraph


The king of Southern noir
Daily Mirror
A gripping thriller from a master of the form
i Paper
When it comes to literate, pungently characterised American crime writing, James Lee Burke has few peers
Daily Express
If you don't know Lee Burke and his steamy underworld, you're missing a lifelong pleasure
Radio Times
James Lee Burke is the greatest crime writer currently at work
Burke is like no other crime writer, his prose is lyrical, swirling and nostalgic
The Times