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James Lee Burke

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James Lee Burke, winner of two Edgar awards, is the author of nineteen previous novels, many of them "New York Times" bestsellers, including "Cimmaron Rose", Cadillac Jukebox", & "Sunset Limited". He & his wife divide their time between Missoula, Montana, & New Iberia, Louisiana. (Publisher näytä lisää Provided) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

The Neon Rain (1987) 1,852 kappaletta
The Tin Roof Blowdown (2007) 1,734 kappaletta
Black Cherry Blues (1989) 1,457 kappaletta
Purple Cane Road (2000) 1,360 kappaletta
Dixie City Jam (1994) 1,261 kappaletta
Jolie Blon's Bounce (2002) 1,261 kappaletta
Pegasus Descending (2006) 1,227 kappaletta
Cadillac Jukebox (1996) 1,221 kappaletta
Varjojen maa (1998) 1,188 kappaletta
Crusader's Cross (2005) 1,163 kappaletta
Swan Peak (2008) 1,155 kappaletta
Burning Angel (1995) 1,148 kappaletta
A Morning for Flamingos (1990) 1,142 kappaletta
Taivaan vangit (1988) 1,122 kappaletta
Last Car to Elysian Fields (2003) 1,119 kappaletta
Pimeän hehku (1992) 1,061 kappaletta
The Glass Rainbow (2010) 962 kappaletta
Cimarron Rose (1997) 918 kappaletta
Rain Gods (2009) 903 kappaletta
Bitterroot (2001) 868 kappaletta
Heartwood (1999) 785 kappaletta
In the Moon of Red Ponies (2004) 727 kappaletta
Creole Belle (2012) 708 kappaletta
Feast Day of Fools (2011) 662 kappaletta
White Doves at Morning (2004) 660 kappaletta
Light of the World (2013) 585 kappaletta
Wayfaring Stranger (2014) 510 kappaletta
The Lost Get-Back Boogie (1986) 486 kappaletta
Robicheaux (2018) 436 kappaletta
Lay Down My Sword and Shield (1971) 429 kappaletta
The New Iberia Blues (2019) 418 kappaletta
House of the Rising Sun (2015) 344 kappaletta
A Private Cathedral (2020) 312 kappaletta
The Jealous Kind (2016) 299 kappaletta
Half of Paradise (1965) 281 kappaletta
Jesus Out to Sea: Stories (2007) 278 kappaletta
The Convict and Other Stories (1985) 226 kappaletta
Two for Texas (1997) 225 kappaletta
To the Bright and Shining Sun (1989) 212 kappaletta
Another Kind of Eden (2021) 166 kappaletta
Every Cloak Rolled in Blood (2022) 109 kappaletta
Flags on the Bayou (2023) 106 kappaletta
In the Electric Mist [2009 film] (2009) — Novel — 54 kappaletta
James Lee Burke Collection Uk (1993) 39 kappaletta
Harbor Lights (2024) 37 kappaletta
The Neon Rain / Heaven's Prisoners / Black Cherry Road (2004) — Tekijä — 22 kappaletta
Texas forever (1702) 7 kappaletta
Clete (2024) 5 kappaletta
Sunset Limited / Cimarron Rose (1999) — Tekijä — 4 kappaletta
Mississippi Jam (2017) 4 kappaletta
The Molester (2007) 3 kappaletta
Les jaloux (2023) 2 kappaletta
Texas City,1947 (1992) 1 kappale
Pegasus Descending (2008) 1 kappale
2015 1 kappale
1998 1 kappale
Mist (2007) 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Best American Noir of the Century (2010) — Avustaja — 361 kappaletta
The Best American Mystery Stories 2007 (2007) — Avustaja — 187 kappaletta
The Best American Mystery Stories 2008 (2008) — Avustaja — 169 kappaletta
The Best American Mystery Stories 2006 (2006) — Avustaja — 152 kappaletta
The Best American Mystery Stories 2009 (2009) — Avustaja — 114 kappaletta
The Best American Mystery Stories 2018 (2018) — Avustaja — 100 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 1986 (1986) — Avustaja — 97 kappaletta
The Best American Mystery Stories 2014 (2014) — Avustaja — 93 kappaletta
The Best American Mystery Stories 2020 (2020) — Avustaja — 62 kappaletta
New Stories from the South 2007: The Year's Best (2007) — Avustaja — 55 kappaletta
Delta Blues (2009) — Avustaja — 51 kappaletta
New Orleans Noir 2: The Classics (2016) — Avustaja — 37 kappaletta
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1995 (1995) — Avustaja — 34 kappaletta
New Stories from the South 2005: The Year's Best (2005) — Avustaja — 28 kappaletta
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1992 (1992) — Avustaja — 22 kappaletta
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1986 (1986) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
Crimespree Magazine #50 — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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Virallinen nimi
Burke, James Lee
Houston, Texas, USA
Missoula, Montana, USA
New Iberia, Louisiana, USA
Houston, Texas, USA (birthplace)
University of Missouri (BA|English|1958)
University of Missouri (MA)
land surveyor
social worker
English professor
newspaper reporter
Burke, Alafair (daughter)
Dubus, Elizabeth Nell (cousin)
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Guggenheim Fellowship
MWA Grand Master (2009)
Louisiana Writer Award (2002)
Philip Spitzer
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Burke's "The Lost Get Back Bookie" was rejected 111 times over 9 years before being published by LSU Press.

After publication, it was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.



This book, while not the first in the series, is the one where Dave rescues the little girl who will become his adopted daughter, and I consider it the true foundation for the rest of the series.
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laytonwoman3rd | 26 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 7, 2024 |
If we do things in chronological order, this is where we first meet David Robicheaux and all his demons. In this one he's a detective lieutenant with the New Orleans Police Department, with one ex-wife in his past, 14 years on the force, a tentative grip on his alcoholism, some Vietnam flashbacks, lots of issues with authority, and a partner he should just shoot. He's also well-educated and a practicing Catholic. Having read the rest of the series to date, I know I like the man in spite of his flaws, and that Burke has a lot of depth despite the prevalence of violence in his books. If I had read this one first, though, I just don't know if it would have led me on to the others.
Review written in 2009
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laytonwoman3rd | 72 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 7, 2024 |
Harbor Lights by James Lee Burke

Dark and disturbing look at times, places, and people I had trouble relating to or liking. At times I wondered if the author saw himself in some of the characters he put into the stories and if so, what that said about him.

HARBOR LIGHTS: This story has a man’s son encounter things he would have been better off never seeing or thinking about. Infidelity, mental illness, abuse of authority, war, and secrets left a bad taste in my mouth at the end of the story.

GOING ACROSS JORDAN: Migrant workers, pushing unions for the workers, two men doing what they think is right, another man abusing status and power to rape a woman, a beating and death, MacCarthyism, and more. Not sure if two came out happy in the end or not.

BIG MIDNIGHT SPECIAL: Prison is not a place I would want to be and especially not in the South when this story was written. Choices were limited and freedom for Arlen rather difficult to achieve in a healthy manner.

DEPORTEES: Three generations with issues to deal with. Alcohol abuse, rape, deportation of illegal immigrants, another corrupt cop, and a murder again didn’t leave a speck of light for any at the end of the story

THE ASSAULT: A widowed professor with a daughter who is beaten outside a bar does some sleuthing that gets more than one person in trouble. Another story with bigotry, murder, and consequences that no doubt follow those that survive

THE WILD SIDE OF LIFE: Elmore, a seismographer, is a Vietnam veteran who realizes some he works with are corrupt and evil, he tries to save a woman in an abusive relationship, and seems incapable of dealing with his demons and settling down.

A DISTANT WAR: Strange story of a father and son having car trouble and ending up in what seemed to be a time-warp-alternative-dimension. Creepy and disturbing with historical elements, racist people, and a feeling of disconnection. Not sure what happens to the main characters.

STRANGE CARGO: Ghostly story with Broussard talking to his daughter’s ghost, another corrupt cop, murder of an innocent man, mixed messages, and the feeling at the end that nobody in the story was happy and there was no hope for anyone.

Did I enjoy this book? No
Was it well written? Yes
Would I recommend it to others? Only if they like dark unsettling stories without hope

Thank you to NetGalley and Atlantic Monthly Press for the ARC - This is my honest review.

3-4 Stars
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CathyGeha | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 7, 2024 |
James Lee Burke is a professional, and it shows.
This very well-written narrative is an Edgar nominee this year for good reason.
There are multiple narratives threaded together fairly seamlessly. There are two young black women who are slaves, a white plantation family member, a young man, a crazed confederate soldier, a white yankee abolitionist lady and a sherrif type character….all trying to survive in the south during the later days of the civil war.
Pretty much every character is flawed, some very much so indeed, and yet Burke manages to create a humanity in them that makes them appealing.
I do think the voices were a little more similar than ideal….all seem to rhapsodize in Burke’s own learned poetic voice when they describe a scene,but that’s just nit-picking.
Extremely grateful for the ending
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cspiwak | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 6, 2024 |



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