In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead

Back in print at last, James Lee Burke’s suspense-packed sixth novel in his bestselling Dave Robicheaux series delivers a heart-pounding bayou manhunt—and features “one of the colest, earthiest heroes in thrilerdom” (Entertainment ...

Author: James Lee Burke

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439167632

Category: Fiction

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Back in print at last, James Lee Burke’s suspense-packed sixth novel in his bestselling Dave Robicheaux series delivers a heart-pounding bayou manhunt—and features “one of the colest, earthiest heroes in thrilerdom” (Entertainment Weekly ). When Hollywood invades New Iberia Parish to film a Civil War epic, restless specters waiting in the shadows for Louisiana detective Dave Robicheaux are reawakened—ghosts of a history best left undisturbed. Hunting a serial killer preying on the lawless young, Robicheaux comes face-to-face with the elusive guardians of his darkest torments— who hold the key to his ultimate salvation . . . or a final, fatal downfall.
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Three Great Novels

A MORNING FOR FLAMINGOS A routine assignment transporting two death-row prisoners to their execution goes fatally wrong, leaving Dave Robicheaux brutally wounded and his partner dead.

Author: James Lee Burke

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ISBN: 0752872761

Category: Detective and mystery stories

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A MORNING FOR FLAMINGOS A routine assignment transporting two death-row prisoners to their execution goes fatally wrong, leaving Dave Robicheaux brutally wounded and his partner dead. Obsessed with revenge, Dave is persuaded by the DEA to go undercover into the torrid depths of New Orleans. He becomes irrevocably caught up in the nightmarish web surrounding Mafia don Tony Cardo and must pit himself against his own worst fears in order to survive. A STAINED WHITE RADIANCE A bullet shot through the window of Weldon Sonnier's house propels Dave Robicheaux back into the lives of a family he's not sure he wants to be reacquainted with. Weldon Sonnier's CIA-influenced past has led to dangerous connections. As Weldon puts himself in the line of fire, Lyle Sonnier, television evangelist and faith healer, reveals to Dave a violent family history that intersects menacingly with Dave's own. IN THE ELECTRIC MIST WITH CONFEDERATE DEAD When a movie crew arrives in New Iberia to shoot a Civil War epic, Dave Robicheaux finds that it's not just the bayou's living inhabitants that are being disturbed. As he hunts a sadistic killer targeting young prostitutes, evidence of an earlier murder is brought to light. The skeletal remains are the last echo of a crime Robicheaux himself witnessed almost forty years ago.
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The Best of Robicheaux

Something long past is poisoning all their lives, bringing death in its wake. "Every new Robicheaux novel makes me want to start reading the whole series all over again" Time Out

Author: James Lee Burke

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ISBN: 0752838571

Category: Detective and mystery stories, American

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IN THE ELECTRIC MIST WITH CONFEDERATE DEAD - When a movie crew arrives in New Iberia to shoot a Civil War epic, Robicheaux finds that it's not just the bayou's living inhabitants that are being disturbed. As he hunts a sadistic killer targeting young prostitutes, evidence of an earlier murder is brought to light. The skeletal remains are the last echo of a crime Robicheaux himself witnessed as a college freshman almost forty years ago. CADILLAC JUKEBOX - The call from ex-Klansman Aaron Crown couldn't have been more unexpected. Sentenced to 40 years for the decades-old shooting of a civil rights activist, Crown should have been out of Louisiana, for good. Election candidate Buford LaRose wants Robicheaux to ignore Aaron's calls, promising him a lucrative job when Buford makes governor. Worse still, Buford's wife Karyn seems unhealthily keen to get close to Robicheaux - just like old times. The LaRoses, each for their own reasons, want Crown's case buried. SUNSET LIMITED - Jack Flynn died on a Klan cross years ago, but Robicheaux has never forgotten it. Nor have Flynn's two children. When they get mixed up with the case of hustler Cool Breeze Broussard, Robicheaux wonders why. Something ties Breeze to the Flynns and all three of them to plantation magnate Archer Terrebonne. Something long past is poisoning all their lives, bringing death in its wake. "Every new Robicheaux novel makes me want to start reading the whole series all over again" Time Out
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James Lee Burke

See Also: film adaptations; In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead (novel);
Heaven's Prisoners (film) • Further Reading: McGilligan, Patrick. 2010. “The
Dumbing Down of Tavernier and James Lee Burke.” Film International 8 (2): 76–
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Author: Laurence W. Mazzeno

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476662817

Category: Literary Criticism

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James Lee Burke is an acclaimed writer of crime novels in which protagonists battle low-life thugs who commit violent crimes and corporate executives who exploit the powerless. He is best known for his Dave Robicheaux series, set in New Orleans and the surrounding bayou country. With characters inspired by his own family, Burke uses the mystery genre to explore the nature of evil and an individual's responsibility to friends, family and society at large. This companion to his works provides a commentary on all of the characters, settings, events and themes in his novels and short stories, along with a critical discussion of his writing style, technique and literary devices. Glossaries describe the people and places and define unfamiliar terms. Selected interviews provide background information on both the writer and his stories.
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A Violent Conscience

In Burke's In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead, the specter of General John
Bell Hood, a battlefield officer of the Civil War, warns New Iberia Parish Detective
David Robicheaux: “Don't use those whom you love to justify a dishonorable ...

Author: Leonard Engel

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786455584

Category: Literary Criticism

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Mysteries and detective stories are among the most popular of books but the writers of such genre fiction suffer from a perception that their work is to be taken less seriously than so-called literary fiction. The novels of James Lee Burke, one of the most distinguished writers of crime novels, challenge that notion, as do the 12 essays in this collection. This work examines Burke as a writer who has expanded the mystery-detective genre with an astonishing diversity of themes, imaginative language and descriptions, and unforgettable characters. He seems unbounded by limitations of genre. An interview with Burke is included.
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Focus On 100 Most Popular American Crime Drama Films

... written by Jerzy Kromolowski and Mary OlsonKromolowski based on the novel
In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead by James Lee Burke , and stars
Tommy Lee Jones in the lead role of Louisiana police detective Dave
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JAMES LEE BURKE THE ROBICHEAUX COLLECTION

Superb' The Times This collection comprises: THE NEON RAIN, HEAVEN'S PRISONERS, BLACK CHERRY BLUES, A MORNING FOR FLAMINGOS, A STAINED WHITE RADIANCE, IN THE ELECTRIC MIST WITH CONFEDERATE DEAD, DIXIE CITY JAM, BURNING ANGEL, CADILLAC ...

Author: James Lee Burke

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781409127666

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The best of the best - a superb collection of crime novels from 'one of the finest American writers' GUARDIAN, including his Gold Dagger Award-winning SUNSET LIMITED. James Lee Burke's Robicheaux novels are regularly praised: 'If James Lee Burke appears regularly in annual round-ups of recommendations, this is largely thanks to the fact that he nearly always writes one of the best books of the year ... Superb' The Times This collection comprises: THE NEON RAIN, HEAVEN'S PRISONERS, BLACK CHERRY BLUES, A MORNING FOR FLAMINGOS, A STAINED WHITE RADIANCE, IN THE ELECTRIC MIST WITH CONFEDERATE DEAD, DIXIE CITY JAM, BURNING ANGEL, CADILLAC JUKEBOX, SUNSET LIMITED, PURPLE CANE ROAD, JOLIE BLON'S BOUNCE, LAST CAR TO ELYSIAN FIELDS, CRUSADER'S CROSS, PEGASUS DESCENDING, THE TIN ROOF BLOWDOWN, SWAN PEAK and THE GLASS RAINBOW.
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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.

Author: James Lee Burke

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781409176480

Category: Fiction

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'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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The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

... 23; colonial, 70; Confederate, 79; public, 211 Integration: cultural, 3, 8, 9, 20,
30; racial, 57, 278, 279 Intellectuals, 29, 48, 112, 195 Interviews, WPA, 196 In the
Electric Mist with Confederate Dead (Burke), 257 Intruder in the Dust (Faulkner),
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Author: Charles Reagan Wilson

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469616551

Category: Reference

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Providing a chronological and interpretive spine to the twenty-four volumes of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, this volume broadly surveys history in the American South from the Paleoindian period (approximately 8000 B.C.E.) to the present. In 118 essays, contributors cover the turbulent past of the region that has witnessed frequent racial conflict, a bloody Civil War fought and lost on its soil, massive in- and out-migration, major economic transformations, and a civil rights movement that brought fundamental change to the social order. Charles Reagan Wilson's overview essay examines the evolution of southern history and the way our understanding of southern culture has unfolded over time and in response to a variety of events and social forces--not just as the opposite of the North but also in the larger context of the Atlantic World. Longer thematic essays cover major eras and events, such as early settlement, slave culture, Reconstruction, the New Deal, and the rise of the New South. Brief topical entries cover individuals--including figures from the Civil War, the civil rights movement, and twentieth-century politics--and organizations such as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Daughters of the Confederacy, and Citizens' Councils, among others. Together, these essays offer a sweeping reference to the rich history of the region.
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Southern Writers at Century s End

... novel, In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead, in which the mysterious body
of a forgotten black murder victim becomes the compelling symbol of a shameful
past that will continue to haunt the present until justice is finally done. Moreover ...

Author: Jeffrey J. Folks

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813157269

Category: Literary Criticism

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Since the end of World War II, the South has experienced a greater awareness of growth and of its accompanying tensions than other regions of the United States. The rapid change that climaxed with the war in Vietnam, the Cold War, civil rights demonstrations, and Watergate has forced the traditional South to come to terms with social upheaval. As the essays collected in Southern Writers at Century's End point out, southern writing: since 1975 reflects the confusion and violence that have characterized late-twentieth-century public culture. These essays consider the work of twenty-one of the foremost southern writers whose most important fiction has appeared in the last quarter of this century. As the region's contemporary writers have begun to gain a wide audience, critics have begun to distinguish what Hugh Holman has called "the fresh, the vital, and the new" in southern literary culture. Southern Writers at Century's End is the first volume to take an extensive look at the current generation of southern writers. Authors considered include: James Lee Burke, Fred Chappell, Robert Drake, Andre Dubus, Clyde Edgerton, Richard Ford, Kaye Gibbons, John Grisham, Barry Hannah, Mary Hood, Josephine Humphreys, Randall Kenan, Richard Marius, Bobbie Ann Mason, Cormac McCarthy, Tim McLaurin, T.R. Pearson, Lee Smith, Anne Tyle,r Alice Walker, and James Wilcox.
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Key Themes in the Ethnography of Education

... subtitle comes from James Lee Burke's conclusion to his novel In the Electric
Mist with the Confederate Dead (1995: 344). Burke's hero, who has been
troubled by ghosts of Confederate soldiers from the American civil war era
throughout the ...

Author: Sara Delamont

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446296974

Category: Social Science

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"This is a beautifully written book that takes the reader to the heart of ethnography as experience. Readers can walk in the shoes of ethnographers who have travelled before them, and learn as they learned. Sara Delamont is an undisputed expert in both ethnography and education, and here illustrates she is also a tour de force in writing style. All the important ingredients for a recipe to make a good quality ethnography are here, and they are served up with relish!" - Karen O’Reilly, Loughborough University "This is a powerful, richly nuanced, evocative work; a stunning and brilliantly innovative intervention. It provides ground zero - the starting place for the next generation of social scholars of education. A major accomplishment." - Norman K. Denzin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The ethnography of education has been conducted by sociologists and anthropologists, largely in self-contained and self-referential ways. This book celebrates the continuities and the strengths of ethnographic research on education in formal and non-formal settings, deliberately transgressing the sociology/anthropology divide. Education is broadly defined to cover many settings other than schools, in many countries, for many age-groups. The book is structured thematically, including chapters on movement and mobilities, memorials and memories, time and timescapes, bodies, and performativities, multi-sensory research, and narratives. Strategies for designing innovative ethnographic projects, and for fighting familiarity are provided.
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Creole Belle

He has also been a recipient of Bread Loaf and Guggenheim fellowships and an
NEA grant. Three of his novels (Heaven's Prisoners, Tuvo for Texas, and In the
Electric Mist with Confederate Dead) have been made into motion pictures.

Author: James Lee Burke

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451648140

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While in a New Orleans recovery unit, detective Dave Robicheaux meets a Creole girl whose subsequent disappearance prompts his search for the girl's sister against a backdrop of a bayou-threatening oil well rupture in the Gulf of Mexico. Reprint. 350,000 first printing.
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James Lee Burke and the Soul of Dave Robicheaux

In alphabetical order, those novels include Black Cherry Blues, Burning Angel,
Crusader's Cross, Dixie City Jam, In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead,
Jolie Blon's Bounce, and Last Car to Elysian Fields. Whether a reader is a skeptic
or a ...

Author: Barbara Bogue

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786483105

Category: Literary Criticism

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When he created the character Dave Robicheaux, author James Lee Burke lent the New Orleans homicide detective a few of his own characteristics: a daughter named Alafair, a lifetime struggle with alcohol, his Roman Catholic faith, and his love for fishing and the outdoors. On the other hand, Robicheaux is portrayed as a veteran of the Vietnam war, something Burke never experienced firsthand. Yet the demons Burke has known allow him to write convincingly about demons he never knew. Thus Burke has created a realistic, complex and compelling protagonist for his crime fiction series. That depth is one element that elevates Burke’s writing above the status of genre fiction. This book explores how James Lee Burke, through the first person narrative of detective Dave Robicheaux, probes the world of law and order, crime and disorder, and one man’s internal conflicts with modern moral issues. The first chapter reveals the similarities and differences between real life creator and fictional protagonist. Next, chapters arranged by theme explore the roles of women, Robicheaux’s paternal side as revealed through his adopted daughter, the paternal influences in the detective’s own life, and the contrasting personality of his half-brother, Jimmie. The next chapters probe the roots of the detective’s moral dilemmas: his battle with alcohol, the Vietnam war’s lingering trauma, and religion. Next the author explores Burke’s use of the supernatural, sense of place, and music to deepen his stories. Final chapters delve into Robicheaux’s moral quandaries as a law enforcement officer, the character’s contrast to his reckless and funny partner, Clete, and how Burke reveals truths about life through Robicheaux. An interview with Burke is included.
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Feast Day of Fools

Three of his novels (Heaven's Prisoners, Two for Texas, and In the Electric Mist
with Confederate Dead) have been made into motion pictures. His short stories
have been published in The Atlantic Monthly, New Stories from the South, Best ...

Author: James Lee Burke

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451675337

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Interviewing an alcoholic who witnessed a murder, Sheriff Hack Holland and his deputy recognize the work of serial killer Preacher Jack Collins in an investigation that is assisted by the enigmatic Anton Ling.
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Wayfaring Stranger

He has also been a recipient of Bread Loaf and Guggenheim fellowships and an
NEA grant. Three of his novels (Heaven's Prisoners, Two for Texas, and In the
Electric Mist with Confederate Dead) have been made into motion pictures.

Author: James Lee Burke

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476710792

Category: Fiction

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A decade after taking a shot at Bonnie and Clyde during one of their notorious armed robberies, a Depression teen-turned-soldier escapes death during the Battle of the Bulge and marries a beautiful young woman with whom he seeks his fortune along the Texas-Louisiana oil coast. By the Edgar Award-winning author of Light of the World.
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New Hard boiled Writers 1970s 1990s

In Heaven ' s Prisoners , In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead , and Burning
Angel Dave notes hearing the sound of wet newspaper being ripped . In A
Morning for Flamingos and Dixie City Jam it is like hearing a Popsicle stick
snapping .

Author: LeRoy Panek

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 0879728191

Category: Literary Criticism

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Beginning in the 1970s, a new generation of writers took over the hard-boiled story (created by Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett) and transformed it to fit the realities of their world—a universe infected by violence, greed, racism, sexism, war, and commercialism. Their protagonists, too, are far different from Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe.
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The New York Times Book Review

яамнаатгаачид А и отди : JAMES LEE BURKE In the Electric Mist with
Confederate Dead JAMES straight facts of a life sufficiently courageous but quite
unlike , thank goodness , the eccentric , elegant , mystifying , desperate world of
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The Southern Quarterly

... the recent novels reveal that Dave's personal life had become somewhat
stabilized . As a result , the novels have taken a turn toward the social and
historical , with In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead referring to the Civil
War , Dixie ...

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Sunset Limited

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.

Author: James Lee Burke

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781409132851

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The tenth Robicheaux mystery, winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award. Megan and Cisco Flynn are back in town. Nobody had ever been caught for the Klan murder of their father, Jack, and Detective Dave Robicheaux knows that trouble cannot be far behind. Particularly when the Flynns get mixed up with the case of a small-time hustler named Cool Breeze Broussard. As the Flynns find themselves deeper and deeper in trouble, Robicheaux is trying to keep Cool Breeze alive. Something ties Breeze to the Flynns, and all three of them to local plantation magnate Archer Terrebonne. Something long past is poisoning all their lives, bringing death in its wake... 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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