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    The Neon Rain by James Lee Burke

New Orleans Detective Dave Robicheaux has fought too many battles: in Vietnam, with police brass, with killers and hustlers, and the bottle. Lost without his wife's love, Robicheaux haunts the intense and heady French Quarter--the place he calls home, and the place that nearly destroys him when he beomes involved in the case of a young prostitute whose body is found in a bayou.

Year: 1987
Genre: Detective Fiction

    Heaven's Prisoners by James Lee Burke

Vietnam vet Dave Robicheaux has turned in his detective's badge, is winning his battle against booze, and has left New Orleans with his wife for the tranquil beauty of Louisiana's bayous. But a plane crash on the Gulf brings a young girl into his life--and with her comes a netherworld of murder, deception, and homegrown crime. In a backwater world where a swagger and a gun go further than the law, Robicheaux and those he loves are caught on a tide of violence far bigger than them all...

Year: 1988
Genre: Crime Fiction

    Black Cherry Blues by James Lee Burke

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

    A Morning for Flamingos by James Lee Burke

Desperately holding together the pieces of his shattered life, Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux has rejoined the New Iberia police force. While transporting two death-row prisoners, Dave is wounded, his partner is killed. Now he's trailing a killer into the heart of the Big Easy's underworld.

Year: 1990
Genre: Detective Fiction

    A Stained White Radiance by James Lee Burke

Oil speculator Weldon Sonnier is the patriarch of a troubled family intimately bound to the CIA, the Mob, and the Klan. Now, the murder of a cop and a bizarre assassination attempt pull Detective Dave Robicheaux into the Sonniers' hellish world of madness, murder, and incest. But Robicheaux has devils of his own--and they may just destroy the tormented investigator and the two people he holds most dear.

Year: 1992
Genre: Detective Fiction

    In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead by James Lee Burke

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 up close and personal with the elusive guardians of his darkest torments--who hold the key to his ultimate salvation...or a final, fatal downfall.

Year: 1993
Genre: Serial Killer

    Dixie City Jam by James Lee Burke

A FORGOTTEN NAZI SUB BRINGS OLD HATREDS TO THE SURFACE. They're out there, under the salt -- the bodies of German seamen who used to lie in wait at the mouth of the Mississippi for unescorted American tankers sailing from the oil refineries of Baton Rouge out into the Gulf of Mexico.

Year: 1994
Genre: Suspense

    Burning Angel by James Lee Burke

When Sonny Boy Marsallus returns to New Iberia after fleeing for Central America to avoid the wrath of the powerful Giacana family, his old troubles soon follow. Meanwhile Dave Robicheaux becomes entangled in the affairs of the Fontenot family, descendants of sharecroppers whose matriarch helped raise Dave as a child.

Year: 1995
Genre: Suspense

    Cadillac Jukebox by James Lee Burke

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

    Sunset Limited by James Lee Burke

The townspeople of New Iberia, Louisiana, didn't crucify Megan Flynn's father. They just didn't catch whoever pinned him to a barn wall with sixteen-penny nails. Decades later, Megan, now a world-famous photojournalist, has come back to the bayou, looking for cop Dave Robicheaux. It was Dave who found the body of labor leader Jack Flynn. The sight changed the boy, shaped him as a man. And after forty years, Robicheaux is still haunted by the bizarre unsolved slaying.

Year: 1998
Genre: Cold Case


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1987The Neon Rain by James Lee Burke Detective Fiction, Dave Robicheaux, New Orleans
1988Heaven's Prisoners by James Lee Burke Crime Fiction, Dave Robicheaux
1989Black Cherry Blues by James Lee Burke Crime Fiction, Dave Robicheaux, Montana, New Orleans
1990A Morning for Flamingos by James Lee Burke Detective Fiction, Dave Robicheaux, New Orleans
1992A Stained White Radiance by James Lee Burke Detective Fiction, Dave Robicheaux, Montana
1993In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead by James Lee Burke Serial Killer, Dave Robicheaux, Louisiana
1994Dixie City Jam by James Lee Burke Suspense, Dave Robicheaux, Louisiana
1995Burning Angel by James Lee Burke Suspense, Dave Robicheaux, Louisiana
1996Cadillac Jukebox by James Lee Burke Cold Case, Police Procedural, Dave Robicheaux, Louisiana
1998Sunset Limited by James Lee Burke Cold Case, Dave Robicheaux, Louisiana
2000Purple Cane Road by James Lee Burke Cold Case, Dave Robicheaux
2002Jolie Blon's Bounce by James Lee Burke Police Procedural, Music, Dave Robicheaux, Louisiana
2003Last Car to Elysian Fields by James Lee Burke Mystery, Suspense, Dave Robicheaux, New Orleans
2005Crusader's Cross by James Lee Burke Cold Case, Missing Person, Dave Robicheaux
2006Pegasus Descending by James Lee Burke Suspense, Dave Robicheaux, Louisiana
2007The Tin Roof Blowdown by James Lee Burke Crime Fiction, Dave Robicheaux, New Orleans
2008Swan Peak by James Lee Burke Murder Mystery, Dave Robicheaux, Montana
2010The Glass Rainbow by James Lee Burke Murder Mystery, Serial Killer, Dave Robicheaux, Louisiana
2012Creole Belle by James Lee Burke Missing Person, Thriller, Dave Robicheaux, Louisiana
2013Light of the World by James Lee Burke Crime Fiction, Serial Killer, Thriller, Dave Robicheaux, Montana
2018Robicheaux by James Lee Burke Crime Fiction, Dave Robicheaux, Louisiana
2019The New Iberia Blues by James Lee Burke Crime Fiction, Dave Robicheaux, Hollywood, New Orleans
2020A Private Cathedral by James Lee Burke Thriller, Dave Robicheaux

 

 

 


 

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