James Lee Burke
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James Lee Burke

James Lee Burke, a rare winner of two Edgar Awards, is the author of twenty-three previous novels, including such New York Times bestsellers as Bitterroot, Purple Cane Road, Cimarron Rose, Jolie Blon's Bounce, and Dixie City Jam. He lives in Missoula, Montana, and New Iberia, Louisiana.

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Best Sellers

    • Robicheaux

    • A Novel
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,555
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,455
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,444

    James Lee Burke's most beloved character, Dave Robicheaux, returns in this gritty, atmospheric mystery set in the towns and backwoods of Louisiana....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Modern Day Master Work

    • By Margaret on 01-05-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Neon Rain

    • A Dave Robicheaux Novel
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,861
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,525
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,514

    New York Times best-selling author James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux novels began with this first hard-hitting entry in the series....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The perfect combination of author and narrator

    • By S. Sand on 09-23-09

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Crusader's Cross

    • A Dave Robicheaux Novel
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,267
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 731
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 727

    Critically acclaimed and best-selling crime writer James Lee Burke returns to Louisiana where his ever-popular hero, Dave Robicheaux, sleuths his way through a hotbed of sin and uncertainty....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another delicious book from JLB

    • By Suzn F on 08-17-10

    Regular price: $39.93

    • Creole Belle

    • A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 19
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,350
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,071
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,023

    Creole Belle begins where the last book in the Dave Robicheaux series, The Glass Rainbow, ended. Dave is in a recovery unit in New Orleans....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Burke & Patton -- Synergistic Phenomenon

    • By Mel on 07-25-12

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Heaven's Prisoners

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 532
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 382
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 377

    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 the Louisiana bayou...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Weak for Burke

    • By John on 06-08-07

    Regular price: $13.27

    • Wayfaring Stranger

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,694
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,462
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,456

    A sprawling thriller drenched with atmosphere and intrigue that takes a young boy from a chance encounter with Bonnie and Clyde to the trenches of World War II....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Almost a bullseye

    • By Alan on 08-01-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Black Cherry Blues

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Mark Hammer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,351
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,023
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013

    Dave Robicheaux had begun to put the pieces of his broken life together again when an old friend turned up on his doorstep....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By Geoff on 12-15-08

    Regular price: $32.87

    • Light of the World

    • A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 20
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,815
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,619
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,604

    In Light of the World, sadist and serial killer Asa Surrette narrowly escaped the death penalty for a string of heinous murders....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Burke is still the best

    • By Dave on 08-08-13

    Regular price: $28.34

    • Lay Down My Sword and Shield

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 908
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 898

    The hero of James Lee Burke's Rain Gods, cousin to lawman Billy Bob Holland, and a genuine product of the South, Hackberry Holland makes his first appearance....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • sets the stage for all of JLB's books

    • By Stevon on 08-12-13

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Burning Angel

    • A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 8
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Mark Hammer
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 280

    Detective Dave Robicheaux becomes entangled in the affairs of the Fontenot family, descendants of sharecroppers whose matriarch helped raise Dave as a child....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • HAUNTING: A Mystical Bayou Cop Story...

    • By Ted on 10-25-13

    Regular price: $22.63

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