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Burke, James Lee 1936-

Overview
Works: 476 works in 3,463 publications in 12 languages and 150,414 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  History  Legal stories  Action and adventure fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Legal fiction (Literature) 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, wpr, Contributor, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3552.U723, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Lee Burke
Crusader's cross : a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

92 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 5,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A conversation between Robicheaux and a dying childhood friend about Ida Durbin, a young prostitute that Robicheaux's half-brother, Jimmie, loved and lost in the late 1950s, sets the ex-homicide detective on a path that eventually leads to several gruesome killings and his near downfall. Unemployed, his wife dead, his daughter in college, Robicheaux rejoins the New Iberia, La., sheriff's department at the urging of Sheriff Helen Soileau, who needs an extra hand as the murders mount ... Robicheaux and his impulsive former police partner, PI Clete Purcell, seek retribution for injustices caused by a wide range of corrupt villains.--
The tin roof blowdown : a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

73 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 4,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the adventures of detective Dave Robicheaux, who struggles with alcoholism and rage while fighting to protect lives in Katrina-devastated New Orleans
The glass rainbow : a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

57 editions published between 112 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beloved Burke hero Detective Dave Robicheaux returns to New Iberia, Louisiana, to solve a series of grisly murders. Seven young women in neighboring Jefferson Davis Parish have been brutally murdered. While the crimes have all the telltale signs of a serial killer, one death doesn't fit. Adding to Robicheaux's troubles is the matter of his daughter, Alafair, on leave from Stanford Law to put the finishing touches on her novel. Her literary pursuit has led her into the arms of Kermit Abelard. But Robicheaux begins to fear that Alafair might be destroyed by the man she loves
Rain gods by James Lee Burke( Book )

59 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the FBI, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and a host of cold-blooded killers on the trail of an Iraq veteran and his girlfriend, it's up to Texas Sheriff Hackberry Holland (cousin of Billy Bob Holland) and his deputy Pam Tibbs to find them first and figure out who's behind a mass murder of illegal aliens before anyone else ends up dead
Purple cane road : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

58 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 3,960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dave Robicheaux has spent his life confronting the age-old adage that the sins of the father pass onto the son. But what has his mother's legacy left him?"--Author's website
Swan Peak : a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

61 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 3,919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Dave Robicheaux returns in another adventure--only this time, he travels from New Iberia Parish to the wilds of Montana to solve the mysterious murder of a University of Montana coed and her boyfriend
Pegasus descending : a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

63 editions published between 1984 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 3,870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dave attempts to help the troubled daughter of a dead Vietnam vet friend
Feast day of fools : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

39 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danny Boy Lorca was used to having apocalyptic visions - the beatings he'd taken in jail and the booze he drank to forget them made sure of that. But what he saw and heard that night out in the desert was more terrifying than anything even his battered spirit could have conjured. A man tortured to death
Creole belle by James Lee Burke( Book )

61 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 3,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When last seen in The Glass Rainbow, the previous book in the Dave Robicheaux series, Robicheaux was recovering in a New Orleans hospital from a near-fatal bullet wound. Immobilized and heavily medicated by morphine, he was visited there by a beautiful Creole woman named Tee Jolie Melton. After she's gone, his fond, hazy remembrances of her are rekindled by one song, "Creole Belle" on the iPod that she left behind. Now obsessed by the song and thoughts of her, he goes in search of her. He finds instead the frozen corpse of her sister floating at sea. As he grapples with that mystery, an oil rig explodes on the Gulf threatening the cherished environs of the bayous. Robicheaux then swings into action, leading the charge against the destruction of both the land and the people he has sworn to protect
Sunset limited by James Lee Burke( Book )

55 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photojournalist Megan Flynn gives Dave Robicheaux a tip about Cool Breeze Broussard, never dreaming that the investigation will prompt New Orleans mobsters and hit men to travel to New Iberia or that there's a connection with her father's crucifixion forty years ago
Light of the world : a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

39 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police detective Dave Robicheaux faces off with the most diabolical villain he has ever faced in the twentieth installment of the Dave Robicheaux series. Sadistic serial killer Asa Surette avoids the death penalty for murders he committed while capital punishment was banned. But when Robicheaux's daughter Alafair writes a series of articles implicating Surrette in other murders which could get him death, he decides to escape prison and make her pay. Can Robicheaux save his daughter?
Last car to Elysian Fields : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

47 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Robicheaux investigates a car crash that ended the lives of three teenage girls, a case that is compromised by a grief-crazed father, a psychologically unbalanced assassin, and a cache of dangerous secrets
Heartwood by James Lee Burke( Book )

57 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 3,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawyer Billy Holland of Texas, goes after a town's bully, proving the law is not always on the side of the rich. The villain, a millionaire businessman, has been extorting land from little people
Wayfaring Stranger : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

34 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"WAYFARING STRANGER begins in West Texas in 1934. At age sixteen, Weldon Holland encounters Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker traveling with their accomplices after having just pulled off one of their notorious armed robberies. Weldon is smitten by Bonnie, but because of Clyde and Bonnie's duplicity and the disrespect they show his grandfather, Weldon ends up putting a bullet through the rear window of Clyde's stolen automobile. The story then jumps to 1944 and the Ardennes Forest and the Battle of the Bulge, where Second Lieutenant Weldon Holland saves his sergeant, Hershel Pine, from death by suffocation when he is buried alive in his foxhole under the treads of a Waffen SS Tiger tank. Weldon and Hershel survive the executions of the wounded by the SS and escape on a freight train deep into Nazi Germany. There, they stumble into an extermination camp deserted by the SS, and discover among the stacked bodies a young woman named Rosita Lowenstein, who is not only a remarkable woman but a relative of Rosa Luxemburg (known as "Red Rosa," whose mother's name was Lowenstein). Eventually, Weldon will make her his bride, and the three friends will return to Texas to seek their fortunes. But when Weldon, Hershel, and Rosita form a pipeline corporation, they enter the domain of jackals known as the oil business. They meet Roy Wiseheart--one of the wealthiest men in Texas and a former Marine aviator haunted with guilt for deserting his squadron leader over the South Pacific--and Roy's wife Clara, a vicious anti-semite who is determined to make Weldon and Rosita's life a nightmare"--
In the moon of red ponies : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

39 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Dixon, a criminal who Billy Bob Holland helped send to prison, is released on a technicality, Holland finds his loved ones endangered by the vengeful killer
Bitterroot by James Lee Burke( Book )

45 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 3,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texas attorney Billy Bob Holland heads to Montana to help his old friend Doc Voss battle a local mining company whose operations are devastating the community, unaware that one of his opponents is recent parolee Wyatt Dixon, a man with a deadly plan for Holland
Cadillac jukebox by James Lee Burke( Book )

63 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 3,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This audiobook pits the earthy and robust Dave Robicheaux against forces of law and power far beyond his control
White doves at morning : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

46 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 3,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite their misgivings about "the Cause," Willie Burke and his best friends, three young men from New Iberia, Louisiana, enlist in the Confederate Army and head off to war, in a novel drawn from the author's own family history
House of the rising sun : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

28 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 2,972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After a violent encounter that leaves four Mexican soldiers dead, Hackberry escapes the country in possession of a stolen artifact, earning the ire of a bloodthirsty Austrian arms dealer who then places Hack's son Ishmael squarely in the cross hairs of a plot to recapture his prize, believed to be the mythic cup of Christ. Along the way, we meet three extraordinary women: Ruby Dansen, the Danish immigrant who is Ishmael's mother and Hackberry's one true love; Beatrice DeMolay, a brothel madam descended from the crusader knight who brought the shroud of Turin back from the Holy Land; and Maggie Bassett, one-time lover of the Sundance Kid, whose wiles rival those of Lady Macbeth. In her own way, each woman will aid Hackberry in his quest to reconcile with Ishmael, to vanquish their enemies, and to return the Grail to its rightful place"--
Cimarron rose : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

46 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former Texas Ranger Billy Holland, now a lawyer, is hired to defend a teenage boy accused of killing his girlfriend. It is a family affair of sorts, the man who hired Holland being the boy's stepfather. The real father is Holland. This masterful novel of class warfare and the self-destructive violence of the youth culture brings a new and evocative setting and richness to the prose of this accomplished writer. -- Publisher description
 
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Purple cane road : a novel
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The tin roof blowdown : a Dave Robicheaux novelThe glass rainbow : a Dave Robicheaux novelRain godsPurple cane road : a novelSwan Peak : a Dave Robicheaux novelPegasus descending : a Dave Robicheaux novelFeast day of fools : a novelSunset limited
Alternative Names
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James Lee Burke écrivain américain

James Lee Burke Novelist, short story writer

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Lee Burke, James

Lee Burke, James 1936-

Джеймс Ли Бурк

Джеймс Лий Бърк

ג'יימס לי ברק

جيمس بيرك

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