Authors > James Lee Burke

James Lee Burke is a bestselling author, two-time winner of the Edgar Award, and the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts in Fiction. He’s authored thirty-nine forty novels and two short story collections. He lives in Missoula, Montana.

"James Lee Burke tells a story in a style all his own, in language that's alive, electric. He's a master at setting mood, laying in atmosphere, all with quirky dialogue that's a delight." --Elmore Leonard

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Black Cherry Blues

Compared to Louisiana, Robicheaux thought Montana would be safe -- until two Native American activists suddenly go missing. When Robicheaux begins investigating, he is led into the dark world of the Mafia and oil companies. At the same time, someone from his past comes back to haunt him. Someone who was responsible for Robicheaux's flight from New Orleans -- someone who brutally murdered his wife -- and now is after young Alafair ...

Year: 1989     Genre: Crime Fiction

Cadillac Jukebox

No one was surprised when Aaron Crown was arrested for the decades-old murder of the most famous black civil rights leader in Louisiana. After all, his family were shiftless timber people who brought their ways into the Cajun wetlands--trailing rumors of ties to the Ku Klux Klan. Only Dave Robicheaux, to whom Crown proclaims his innocence, worries that Crown had been made a scapegoat for the collective guilt of a generation.

Year: 1996     Genre: Cold CasePolice Procedural

The New Iberia Blues

Detective Dave Robicheaux's world isn't filled with too many happy stories, but Desmond Cormier's rags-to-riches tale is certainly one of them. Robicheaux first met Cormier on the streets of New Orleans, when the young, undersized boy had foolish dreams of becoming a Hollywood director.

Year: 2019     Genre: Crime Fiction



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1965Half of ParadiseSuspense, Louisiana
1970To The Bright and Shining SunComing of Age, Suspense
1971Lay Down My Sword and ShieldLegal Thriller, Hackberry Holland, Texas
1982Two for TexasHistorical, Westerns, Louisiana , Texas
1985The Convict and Other StoriesShort Stories
1986The Lost Get-Back BoogieSuspense, Louisiana
1987The Neon RainDetective Fiction, Dave Robicheaux, New Orleans
1988Heaven's PrisonersCrime Fiction, Dave Robicheaux
1989Black Cherry BluesCrime Fiction, Dave Robicheaux, Montana, New Orleans
1990A Morning for FlamingosDetective Fiction, Dave Robicheaux, New Orleans
1992A Stained White RadianceDetective Fiction, Dave Robicheaux, Montana
1993In the Electric Mist with Confederate DeadSerial Killer, Dave Robicheaux, Louisiana
1994Dixie City JamSuspense, Dave Robicheaux, Louisiana
1995Burning AngelSuspense, Dave Robicheaux, Louisiana
1996Cadillac JukeboxCold Case, Police Procedural, Dave Robicheaux, Louisiana
1997Cimarron RoseLegal Thriller, Billy Bob Holland, Texas
1998Sunset LimitedCold Case, Dave Robicheaux, Louisiana
1999HeartwoodLegal Thriller, Billy Bob Holland, Texas
2000Purple Cane RoadCold Case, Dave Robicheaux
2001BitterrootCrime Fiction, Revenge, Billy Bob Holland, Montana
2002Jolie Blon's BouncePolice Procedural, Music, Dave Robicheaux, Louisiana
2002White Doves at MorningCivil War
2003Last Car to Elysian FieldsMystery, Suspense, Dave Robicheaux, New Orleans
2004In the Moon of Red Ponies Crime Fiction, Billy Bob Holland, Montana
2005Crusader's CrossCold Case, Missing Person, Dave Robicheaux
2006Pegasus DescendingSuspense, Dave Robicheaux, Louisiana
2007Jesus Out to SeaLouisiana , Short Stories
2007The Tin Roof BlowdownCrime Fiction, Dave Robicheaux, New Orleans
2008Swan PeakMurder Mystery, Dave Robicheaux, Montana
2009Rain GodsCrime Fiction, Hackberry Holland, Texas
2010The Glass RainbowMurder Mystery, Serial Killer, Dave Robicheaux, Louisiana
2011Feast Day of FoolsCrime Fiction, Hackberry Holland, Texas
2012Creole BelleMissing Person, Thriller, Dave Robicheaux, Louisiana
2013Light of the WorldCrime Fiction, Serial Killer, Thriller, Dave Robicheaux, Montana
2014Wayfaring StrangerHistorical Thriller, Holland Family Saga
2015House of the Rising SunHistorical Thriller, Holland Family Saga
2016The Jealous Kind Historical Thriller, Holland Family Saga
2018RobicheauxCrime Fiction, Dave Robicheaux, Louisiana
2019The New Iberia BluesCrime Fiction, Dave Robicheaux, Hollywood, New Orleans
2020A Private CathedralThriller, Dave Robicheaux
2021Another Kind of EdenHistorical Thriller, Whats New, Holland Family Saga




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