Jolie Blon s Bounce

Jolie Blon s Bounce Author James Lee Burke
ISBN-10 9781409132875
Release 2010-11-25
Pages 384
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America's most acclaimed crime writer and winner of the 1998 CWA/Macallan Gold Dagger returns to Louisiana with his great detective, Dave Robicheaux Three men are present when Amanda Boudreau is raped and murdered, and small-time hustler Tee Bobby Hulin's prints are found at the crime scene. Dave Robicheaux reckons he's innocent, and Tee Bobby pleads so, then attempts suicide in his holding cell. Why? Tee Bobby is released on bail and soon after there is a second murder. When lawyer Perry LaSalle takes on the defence of Tee Bobby, Dave knows his motives are fuelled by guilt. For Tee Bobby's grandmother was seduced by Perry's grandfather, and Amanda Boudreau's death is related to events that happened long before Tee Bobby was born...

Nacht ber dem Bayou

Nacht   ber dem Bayou Author James Lee Burke
ISBN-10 9783955302924
Release 2014-01-03
Pages 382
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James Lee Burke ist "der Superstar der amerikanischen Kriminalliteratur!" Buchmarkt Aaron Crown hatte vor 28 Jahren einen Mord gestanden - jetzt beteuert er seine Unschuld und bittet Detective Dave Robicheaux um Hilfe. Als Crown aus dem Gefängnis fliehen kann und ein Fernsehjournalist erstochen aufgefunden wird, überstürzen sich die Ereignisse ... "Niemand erweckt Schauplätze so gut zum Leben wie James Lee Burke, und niemand beschreibt emotionale Konflikte so perfekt wie er." Elizabeth George 9. Band der Reihe um den Ermittler Dave Robicheaux

100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors

100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors Author Bernard Alger Drew
ISBN-10 9781598844450
Release 2011
Pages 439
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Provide your mystery fans with background information on their favorite writers and series characters, and use this as a guide for adding contemporary titles to your collections. * Provides interesting and informative profiles of 100 popular, contemporary mystery and crime writers as well as overviews of their series characters * Contains over 60 author photographs * A bibliography lists information on each author's works as well as supporting source materials for the profiles


Neonregen Author James Lee Burke
ISBN-10 9783955303099
Release 2014-01-03
Pages 304
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Deutscher Krimipreis 2015 in der Rubrik International für James Lee Burke! "Burkes Stärke ist die pure erzählerische Wucht. Schon die Schilderung einer schlichten Autokreuzung kann ihm zum kleinen düsteren Meisterwerk geraten." (Andreas Ammer, ARD) Die Warnung kommt aus der Todeszelle. "Passen Sie auf", sagt kurz vor seiner Exekution ein Mafia-Killer dem Polizisten Dave Robicheaux von der Mordkommission in New Orleans, "die Kolumbianer wollen Ihren Kopf." Und prompt muss Robicheaux wieder an das tote schwarze Mädchen denken, das er jüngst aus einem Tümpel gezogen hat... "Niemand erweckt Schauplätze so gut zum Leben wie James Lee Burke, und niemand beschreibt emotionale Konflikte so perfekt wie er." Elizabeth George 1. Band der Reihe um den Ermittler Dave Robicheaux

White Doves at Morning

White Doves at Morning Author James Lee Burke
ISBN-10 9780743249430
Release 2002-11-01
Pages 320
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For years, critics have acclaimed the power of James Lee Burke's writing, the luminosity of his prose, the psychological complexity of his characters, the richness of his landscapes. Over the course of twenty novels and one collection of short stories, he has developed a loyal and dedicated following among both critics and general readers. His thrillers, featuring either Louisiana cop Dave Robicheaux or Billy Bob Holland, a hardened Texas-based lawyer, have consistently appeared on national bestseller lists, making Burke one of America's most celebrated authors of crime fiction. Now, in a startling and brilliantly successful departure, Burke has written a historical novel -- an epic story of love, hate, and survival set against the tumultuous background of the Civil War and Reconstruction. At the center of the novel are James Lee Burke's own ancestors, Robert Perry, who comes from a slave-owning family of wealth and privilege, and Willie Burke, born of Irish immigrants, a poor boy who is as irreverent as he is brave and decent. Despite their personal and political conflicts with the issues of the time, both men join the Confederate Army, choosing to face ordeal by fire, yet determined not to back down in their commitment to their moral beliefs, to their friends, and to the abolitionist woman with whom both have become infatuated. One of the most compelling characters in the story, and the catalyst for much of its drama, is Flower Jamison, a beautiful young black slave befriended, at great risk to himself, by Willie and owned by -- and fathered by, although he will not admit it -- Ira Jamison. Owner of Angola Plantation, Ira Jamison is a true son of the Old South and also a ruthless businessman, who, after the war, returns to the plantation and re-energizes it by transforming it into a penal colony, which houses prisoners he rents out as laborers to replace the slaves who have been emancipated. Against all local law and customs, Flower learns from Willie to read and write, and receives the help and protection of Abigail Dowling, a Massachusetts abolitionist who had come south several years prior to help fight yellow fever and never left, and who has attracted the eye of both Willie and Robert Perry. These love affairs are not only fraught with danger, but compromised by the great and grim events of the Civil War and its aftermath. As in all of Burke's writings, White Doves at Morning is full of wonderful, colorful, unforgettable villains. Some, like Clay Hatcher, are pure "white trash" (considered the lowest of the low, they were despised by the white ruling class and feared by former slaves). From their ranks came the most notorious of the vigilante groups, such as the Ku Klux Klan, the White League and the Knights of the White Camellia. Most villainous of all, though, are the petty and mean-minded Todd McCain, owner of New Iberia's hardware store, and the diabolically evil Rufus Atkins, former overseer of Angola Plantation and the man Jamison has placed in charge of his convict labor crews. Rounding out this unforgettable cast of characters are Carrie LaRose, madam of New Iberia's house of ill repute, and her ship's-captain brother Jean-Jacques LaRose, Cajuns who assist Flower and Abigail in their struggle to help the blacks of the town. With battle scenes at Shiloh and in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia that no reader will ever forget, and set in a time of upheaval that affected all men and all women at all levels of society, White Doves at Morning is an epic worthy of America's most tragic conflict, as well as a book of substance, importance, and genuine originality, one that will undoubtedly come to be regarded as a masterpiece of historical fiction.

A Dave Robicheaux Ebook Boxed Set

A Dave Robicheaux Ebook Boxed Set Author James Lee Burke
ISBN-10 9781451644203
Release 2011-04-05
Pages 1040
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Three classic novels from the Bard of the Bayou This boxed set includes three novels featuring fan favorite Detective Dave Robicheaux as he does battle with the forces of evil, and with his own soul, in Louisiana’s famous bayou country. New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke is a rare winner of two Edgar Awards and in 2009 was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. Jolie Blon’s Bounce New Iberia, Louisiana, is reeling from a one-two punch of brutal rape-homicides, and drug-addicted blues singer Tee Bobby Hulin has been tagged as the prime suspect. No stranger to bucking popular opinion, police detective Dave Robicheaux is convinced they’ve got the wrong man. But while placating a town on fire for swift revenge, Robicheaux must face his own demons in the form of Legion Guidry, a diabolical figure whose hardcore brand of violence left Robicheaux humiliated and addicted to painkillers. With his longtime friend, the boozing and womanizing Clete Purcel, Robicheaux treads among land mines of injustice, mob payoffs, and deadly secrets, all the while guessing: whom can he trust—and whom should he fear? Last Car to Elysian Fields For Dave Robicheaux, there is no easy passage home. When an old friend, Father Jimmie Dolan, is brutally attacked in New Orleans, Robicheaux knows he has to return there to investigate, visiting old ghosts and exposing old wounds. The trouble continues when Father Jimmie asks Robicheaux to help investigate the presence of a toxic landfill near St. James Parish, which in turn leads to a search for the truth behind the disappearance many years before of a legendary blues musician and composer. Trying to connect these seemingly disparate threads of crime, Robicheaux finds himself drawn into a web of sordid secrets and escalating violence that sends echoes down the lonely corridors of his own unresolved past. Crusader’s Cross Time and suffering have taught Detective Dave Robicheaux that memories—including those of a strange and violent summer from his youth—are best left alone. But a dying man's confession forces Robicheaux to raise new questions about a decades-old mystery with a missing woman at its heart. Her name may or may not have been Ida Durbin, and Robicheaux's half brother, Jimmie, paid a brutal price for entering her world. Resurrecting the truth about the mysterious Miss Durbin will plunge Robicheaux into the insidious machinations of New Orleans' wealthiest family, into a complex love affair of his own, and into hot pursuit of a ruthless killer expanding his territory beyond the Big Easy at a frightening pace.

Black Cherry Blues

Black Cherry Blues Author James Lee Burke
ISBN-10 9783955303556
Release 2014-01-03
Pages 400
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Deutscher Krimipreis 2015 in der Rubrik International für James Lee Burke! "Burkes Stärke ist die pure erzählerische Wucht. Schon die Schilderung einer schlichten Autokreuzung kann ihm zum kleinen düsteren Meisterwerk geraten." (Andreas Ammer, ARD) Expolizist Dave Robicheaux führt nach dem gewaltsamen Tod seiner Frau ein zurückgezogenes Leben in den Bayous, bis plötzlich seine Vergangenheit in Gestalt des abgehalfterten Musikers Dixie Pugh wieder vor ihm steht. Gegen seinen Willen wird Robicheaux in Pughs Geschäfte mit einer undurchsichtigen Ölfirma hineingezogen und muß in Montana seine Unschuld an einem Mord beweisen. "Niemand erweckt Schauplätze so gut zum Leben wie James Lee Burke, und niemand beschreibt emotionale Konflikte so perfekt wie er." Elizabeth George 3. Band der Reihe um den Ermittler Dave Robicheaux

What Do I Read Next

What Do I Read Next Author Neil Barron
ISBN-10 0787661821
Release 2003-10
Pages 690
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Provides synopses for over 1,500 titles of current popular fiction and recommends other books by such criteria as authors, characters portrayed, time period, geographical setting, or genre

Cultural Tropes of the Contemporary American West

Cultural Tropes of the Contemporary American West Author Barnard Edward Turner
ISBN-10 PSU:000057218939
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 267
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This study explores the abiding fascination and provocation of the American frontier West in the contemporary period, in contexts which both ground it historically and extrapolate from it, refracting it through contemporary film, literature, science fiction and the rhetoric of information technology. A historical, geopolitical specificity in granted by chapters on D.H. Lawrence in New Mexico, contemporary Montana literature, and two popular movies set there and in Oregon respectively. The American West is more generally considered strategically in its connections to Europe, as in Wim Wenders's classic Paris, Texas, the Beach Boys' work in the Netherlands and the consideration of the European vision of the internet as a new frontier. Comparable connections to East Asia are granted in a chapter on the presentation of Japan in seminal works by Richard Brautigan. Close textual analysis of abiding works is given, against a background of seminal, related critical works not only in historical and cultural studies, but also in film analysis and information technology. therefore yield a pertinent and timely contribution of that reassessment of the nation as it enters the new millennium.

The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Modern Crime Fiction

The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Modern Crime Fiction Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106011224422
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 780
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A reference and overview of the genre of crime fiction, primarily covering the 1950s onwards, although major earlier writers, such as Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler, also have entries.

The Annual Register 2002

The Annual Register 2002 Author Keesings Worldwide
ISBN-10 1886994463
Release 2003
Pages 635
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Since 1758, the Annual Register has provided librarians, government officials, journalists and business professionals with the authoritative history of each year's events worldwide. From national elections and international incidents to economic trends and major disasters, the Annual Register lets you see how last year's events may be shaping today's news. In it, you'll find: Details of the year's events in the areas of politics, economics, international relations, religion, arts, law, science, etc.Overviews of each country with government type and leadership, international membership, currency, per-capita GNP and an annual historic viewNumerical election results Reports on the United Nations, the European Union and other international bodies Unemployment percentages and inflation ratesAnd much moreThe volume is fully indexed by biographical and geographical names and subjects to facilitate research.


ISBN-10 9781409127666
Release 2012-11-01
Pages 4000
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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.

The Glass Rainbow

The Glass Rainbow Author James Lee Burke
ISBN-10 1439137374
Release 2010-07-13
Pages 448
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The creator of “one of America’s best mystery series” (Library Journal, starred review), New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke features Louisiana detective Dave Robicheaux in a “superlative” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) bayou thriller. The brutal murders of seven young women in a neighboring parish pull Robicheaux from his New Iberia home into a case with all the telltale signs of a serial killer. Except that one of the victims, a high school honors student, doesn’t fit. Investigating with his friend Clete Purcel, Robicheaux confronts Herman Stanga, a notorious pimp and crack dealer—but shocking violence sends the already blood-soaked case spiraling out of control. And with his daughter, Alafair, in love with a man who has dangerous ties to a once prominent Louisiana family, every dark fear Robicheaux harbors for himself and his daughter are on the precipice of becoming reality.

The Tin Roof Blowdown

The Tin Roof Blowdown Author James Lee Burke
ISBN-10 9781416559887
Release 2007-07-17
Pages 352
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In the waning days of summer, 2005, a storm with greater impact than the bomb that struck Hiroshima peels the face off southern Louisiana. This is the gruesome reality Iberia Parish Sheriff's Detective Dave Robicheaux discovers as he is deployed to New Orleans. As James Lee Burke's new novel, The Tin Roof Blowdown, begins, Hurricane Katrina has left the commercial district and residential neighborhoods awash with looters and predators of every stripe. The power grid of the city has been destroyed, New Orleans reduced to the level of a medieval society. There is no law, no order, no sanctuary for the infirm, the helpless, and the innocent. Bodies float in the streets and lie impaled on the branches of flooded trees. In the midst of an apocalyptical nightmare, Robicheaux must find two serial rapists, a morphine-addicted priest, and a vigilante who may be more dangerous than the criminals looting the city. In a singular style that defies genre, James Lee Burke has created a hauntingly bleak picture of life in New Orleans after Katrina. Filled with complex characters and depictions of people at both their best and worst, The Tin Roof Blowdown is not only an action-packed crime thriller, but a poignant story of courage and sacrifice that critics are already calling Burke's best work.

The Essential Mystery Lists

The Essential Mystery Lists Author Roger M Sobin
ISBN-10 9781615952038
Release 2011-09-30
Pages 592
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For the first time in one place, Roger M. Sobin has compiled a list of nominees and award winners of virtually every mystery award ever presented. He has also included many of the “best of” lists by more than fifty of the most important contributors to the genre.; Mr. Sobin spent more than two decades gathering the data and lists in this volume, much of that time he used to recheck the accuracy of the material he had collected. Several of the “best of” lists appear here for the first time in book form. Several others have been unavailable for a number of years.; Of special note, are Anthony Boucher’s “Best Picks for the Year.” Boucher, one of the major mystery reviewers of all time, reviewed for The San Francisco Chronicle, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, and The New York Times. From these resources Mr. Sobin created “Boucher’s Best” and “Important Lists to Consider,” lists that provide insight into important writing in the field from 1942 through Boucher’s death in 1968.? This is a great resource for all mystery readers and collectors.; ; Winner of the 2008 Macavity Awards for Best Mystery Nonfiction.

The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English Author Tom Dalzell
ISBN-10 9781317372516
Release 2015-06-26
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Booklist Top of the List Reference Source The heir and successor to Eric Partridge's brilliant magnum opus, The Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, this two-volume New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is the definitive record of post WWII slang. Containing over 60,000 entries, this new edition of the authoritative work on slang details the slang and unconventional English of the English-speaking world since 1945, and through the first decade of the new millennium, with the same thorough, intense, and lively scholarship that characterized Partridge's own work. Unique, exciting and, at times, hilariously shocking, key features include: unprecedented coverage of World English, with equal prominence given to American and British English slang, and entries included from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, South Africa, Ireland, and the Caribbean emphasis on post-World War II slang and unconventional English published sources given for each entry, often including an early or significant example of the term’s use in print. hundreds of thousands of citations from popular literature, newspapers, magazines, movies, and songs illustrating usage of the headwords dating information for each headword in the tradition of Partridge, commentary on the term’s origins and meaning New to this edition: A new preface noting slang trends of the last five years Over 1,000 new entries from the US, UK and Australia New terms from the language of social networking Many entries now revised to include new dating, new citations from written sources and new glosses The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is a spectacular resource infused with humour and learning – it’s rude, it’s delightful, and it’s a prize for anyone with a love of language. In addition to this hard back two volume set, The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English will also be the first slang dictionary available on-line, giving readers unprecedented access to the rich world of slang. For details, including hardback plus on-line bundle offers, please visit

From Midnight to Guntown

From Midnight to Guntown Author John Hailman
ISBN-10 9781617038006
Release 2013-03-18
Pages 416
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As a federal prosecutor in Mississippi for over thirty years, John Hailman worked with federal agents, lawyers, judges, and criminals of every stripe. In From Midnight to Guntown, he recounts amazing trials and bad guy antics from the darkly humorous to the needlessly tragic. In addition to bank robbers--generally the dumbest criminals--Hailman describes scam artists, hit men, protected witnesses, colorful informants, corrupt officials, bad guys with funny nicknames, over-the-top investigators, and those defendants who had a certain roguish charm. Several of his defendants and victims have since had whole books written about them: Dickie Scruggs, Emmett Till, Chicago gang leader Jeff Fort, and Paddy Mitchell, leader of the most successful bank robbery gang of the twentieth century. But Hailman delivers the inside story no one else can. He also recounts his scary experiences after 9/11 when he prosecuted terrorism cases.