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Robicheaux

Robicheaux

‘James Lee Burke is the heavyweight champ, a great American novelist whose work, taken individually or as a whole, is unsurpassed.’ Michael Connelly

ROBICHEAUX IS A HAUNTED MAN.

Detective Dave Robicheaux’s beloved wife, Molly, was cruelly taken from him. Her killing left him nothing but heartbreak and unanswered questions. Now, in the heat of the Louisiana Bayou, he drinks to forget.

ROBICHEAUX IS A WANTED MAN.

After a heavy night, he wakes to find his hands cut and bruised. He has no idea where he’s been or what he’s done. When another cop tells him that the man who killed Molly has been found murdered, Robicheaux knows if he can’t prove his whereabouts, he will be the prime suspect.

BUT IS ROBICHEAUX AN INNOCENT MAN?

He never claimed he was a saint – he doesn’t even know if he did it. And to clear his name, Robicheaux will have to go to hell and back . . .

Praise for one of the great American crime writers, James Lee Burke:

‘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

‘Richly deserves to be described now as one of the finest crime writers America has ever produced.’ Daily Mail

Fans of Dennis Lehane, Michael Connelly and Don Winslow will love James Lee Burke:

Dave Robicheaux Series

1. The Neon Rain
2. Heaven’s Prisoners
3. Black Cherry Blues
4. A Morning for Flamingos
5. A Stained White Radiance
6. In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead
7. Dixie City Jam
8. Burning Angel
9. Cadillac Jukebox
10. Sunset Limited
11. Purple Cane Road
12. Jolie Blon’s Bounce
13. Last Car to Elysian Fields
14. Crusader’s Cross
15. Pegasus Descending
16. The Tin Roof Blowdown
17. Swan Peak
18. The Glass Rainbow
19. Creole Belle
20. Light of the World
21. Robicheaux


Hackberry Holland Series

1. Lay Down My Sword and Shield
2. Rain Gods
3. Feast Day of Fools
4. House of the Rising Sun


Billy Bob Holland Series

1. Cimarron Rose
2. Heartwood
3. Bitterroot
4. In The Moon of Red Ponies


* Each James Lee Burke novel can be read as a standalone or in series order *
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 2nd January 2018

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781409176480

Reviews

An epic story of greed, lust and power told with consummate skill.
Daily Mail
The intimations of mortality that have hovered over this series for 30 years have never been sharper or sadder.
Kirkus
Gripping.
Evening Standard
James Lee Burke is widely considered to be the most significant writer of American crime fiction. This epic investigation has a teeming, vividly drawn cast, with the mortality of the central character casting a dark shadow over the visceral narrative.
Guardian
Richly deserves to be described now as one of the finest crime writers America has ever produced.
Daily Mail
James Lee Burke may be 82 this year, but his story-telling powers are not dimmed and he writes with the vigour and lyricism that make him one of America's finest novelists in any genre. This 21st Dave Robicheaux tale grips like a python.
Myles McWeeny, Irish Independent
James Lee Burke is the heavyweight champ, a great American novelist whose work, taken individually or as a whole, is unsurpassed.
Michael Connelly
When it comes to literate, pungently characterised American crime writing, James Lee Burke has few peers.
Daily Express
On the level of style alone, James Lee Burke is the greatest crime writer currently at work ... his descriptions of both the Louisiana landscape and of the darkest aspects of human behaviour are without parallel ...utterly convincing characters, a unique atmosphere, and a whole parade of ghosts haunting the land, and Robicheaux's skull. A deep romantic impulse burns away like mist over the bayou, leaving only the traces of hope. And in this writer's hands, that's enough. We cling on.
Spectator
The novel's murders and lies-both committed with unsettling smiles-will captivate, start to finish.
Publishers Weekly
One of the finest American writers.
Guardian
Outstanding ... rewarding and superbly written. Burke's greatest talent lies in offering up some of the most memorable antagonists in contemporary fiction - crime or otherwise. Robicheaux doesn't disappoint.
Belfast Telegraph
The king of Southern noir.
Daily Mirror