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James Lee Burke

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James Lee Burke, a rare winner of two Edgar Awards, and named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, is the author of more than thirty previous novels and two collections of short stories, including such New York Times best sellers as Light of the World, Creole Belle, Swan Peak, The Tin Roof Blowdown, and Feast Day of Fools. He lives in Missoula, Montana.
Books by James:
    • Wayfaring Stranger

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,697
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,465
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,459

    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

    • 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 2,353
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,074
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,026

    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

    • The Tin Roof Blowdown

    • A Dave Robicheaux Novel
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Dave Robicheaux returns in another Bayou adventure, this one more gruesome and gut-wrenching than any that have come before....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent in every way.

    • By USS Botany Bay on 04-17-18

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Last Car to Elysian Fields

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Mark Hammer
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 643
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 354
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 353

    When Dave Robicheaux, learns that an old friend, Father Jimmie Dolan has been the victim of a particularly brutal assault, he returns to New Orleans to investigate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kept me listening, narrator perfect for the book.

    • By Cecil on 06-06-04

    Regular price: $39.93

    • 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

    • Half of Paradise

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Mark Zeisler
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 92

    In this intense, fascinating story, Burke follows the lives of three young Louisiana men, each of whom finds himself in desperate circumstances....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent early Burke ruined by terrible narration

    • By Bull on 12-07-13

    Regular price: $22.63

    • 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

    • Pegasus Descending

    • A Dave Robicheaux Novel
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Detective Dave Robicheaux is facing the most painful and dangerous case of his career....

    Regular price: $23.93

    • A Morning for Flamingoes

    • A Dave Robicheaux Novel
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Mark Hammer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,325
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 908
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 903

    Dave Robicheaux felt the bone-grinding pain rip through his body as the .45 did its damage....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Burke is an outstanding novelist

    • By Ed on 02-22-12

    Regular price: $21.67

    • 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 1,268
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 732
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 729

    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

    • In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead

    • A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 6
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Mark Hammer
    • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 472
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 433
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 428

    The image of the dead girl's body lingered in detective Dave Robicheaux's mind as he drove home. After seeing the young victim's corpse, the last thing he needed to come across was a drunk driver....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Burke is awesome again, Hammer is really good.

    • By Charles Atkinson on 09-04-12

    Regular price: $22.63

    • Swan Peak

    • A Dave Robicheaux Novel
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,749
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 782
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 776

    Swan Peak finds Detective Robicheaux far from his New Iberia roots, attempting to relax in the untouched wilderness of rural Montana....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Christmas/Birthday in July

    • By Deborah on 07-10-08

    Regular price: $39.93

    • The Glass Rainbow

    • A Dave Robicheaux Novel
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,930
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,498
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,502

    Hero Detective Dave Robicheaux returns to New Iberia to solve a series of grisly murders.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • God help me if I outlive James Lee Burke

    • By John on 07-23-10

    Regular price: $39.93

    • 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 4,864
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,528
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,517

    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

    • Purple Cane Road

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 216
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    Dave Robicheaux has spent his life confronting the age-old adage that the sins of the father pass on to the son. But what about his mother's legacy? Dead to him since his youth...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged

    • By Michael on 12-28-10

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Two for Texas

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 392
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 353
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 349

    This James Lee Burke novel, featuring Son Holland - the great-grandfather of Burke's Billy Bob Holland - as he flees a Louisiana prison camp with a Native American woman and a fellow prisoner in tow, is now available in audio....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So Good... and a bonus! Clete is here!

    • By Tim on 01-04-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Sunset Limited

    • A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 10
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Mark Hammer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 317
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 288
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 283

    The 40-year-old crucifixion of a prominent labor leader named Jack Flynn remains an unsolved atrocity that has never been forgotten in New Iberia, Louisiana....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Narrated by Mark Hammer AND Will Patton?

    • By Mer on 09-08-12

    Regular price: $22.63

    • Bitterroot

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton, Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    Billy Bob Holland's friend, Doc Voss, has been battling against a local mining company whose operations would severely threaten the area's economy.....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Vacuous Characters in an Absence of Poetry

    • By Craig on 09-23-12

    Regular price: $22.63

    • Rain Gods

    • A Novel
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,605
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 844
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 840

    When Hackberry Holland became sheriff of a tiny Texas town near the Mexican border, he'd hoped to leave certain things behind....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Divided Loyalties and Sultry Prose

    • By Catherine on 07-25-09

    Regular price: $35.93

    • 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 1,134
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 910
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 900

    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

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