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The New Iberia Blues

The New Iberia Blues

Detective Dave Robicheaux first met Desmond Cormier on the backstreets of New Orleans. He was a young pretender who dreamt of stardom whilst Robicheaux had his path all figured out.

Now, twenty-five years later, their roles have reversed. When Robicheaux knocks on Cormier’s door, he sees a successful Hollywood director.

It seems dreams can come true. But so can nightmares.

A young woman has been crucified, wearing only a small chain on her ankle, and all the evidence points to Cormier. Robicheaux wants to believe his old friend wouldn’t be capable of such a crime – but Cormier’s silence is deafening.

And he isn’t the only ghost from Robicheaux’s past which comes back to haunt him…
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 10th January 2019

Price: £20

ISBN-13: 9781409176497

Reviews

James Lee Burke is a wonderful writer with a particular talent for describing the light and landscape of Louisiana
Natasha Cooper, LITERARY REVIEW
One of crime fiction's great creations. He's like no other cop. Haunted by the Vietnam War, prone to violence, heavy drinking and fits of depression, he emerges as a flawed man of honour, an enemy of injustice and of racial hatred. And Burke is like no other crime writer, his prose is lyrical, swirling and nostalgic.
Marcel Berlins, THE TIMES
After 22 books, Burke's Dave Robicheaux novels have established their own unforgettable world ... Utterly unique
John Williams, MAIL ON SUNDAY
A gripping thriller from a master of the form
I paper
The New Iberia Blues should be greeted with a fanfare of trumpets: it is a masterpiece
Michael Henderson, THE SPECTATOR
The prose is, as always, dreamily fabulous as Robicheaux, one of American crime fiction's great knight errants, embarks on one last tilt against evil's windmills.
IRISH TIMES
Once again James Lee Burke has created a phantasmagoric fable set amid the rank luxuriance of the Louisiana bayous ... The fact that this gruesome, stunningly beautiful novel ends on a note of hope is testament to Burke's narrative genius
Mark Sanderson, EVENING STANDARD