WorldCat Identities

Burke, James Lee 1936-

Works: 532 works in 3,607 publications in 11 languages and 150,923 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  History  Action and adventure fiction  Legal stories  Psychological fiction  Bildungsromans  Drama 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, wpr, Contributor, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3552.U723, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James Lee Burke
The tin roof blowdown : a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

75 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in English and French and held by 4,279 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
Rain gods by James Lee Burke( Book )

56 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,944 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 )

57 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 3,905 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
Pegasus descending : a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

53 editions published between 1984 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 3,810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Dave Robicheaux is facing the most painful and dangerous case of his career. A troubled young woman breezes into his hometown of New Iberia, Louisiana. She happens to be the daughter of Robhieaux's onetime best friend - a friend he witnessed gunned down in a tragedy that forever changed Robicheaux's life. Richly atmospheric, frightening in its sudden violence, and replete with the sort of puzzles only the best crime fiction creates, James Lee Burke's latest novel is an unforgettable roller coaster of passion, surprise and regret
Creole belle by James Lee Burke( Book )

61 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 3,690 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
Wayfaring Stranger : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

34 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 3,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From "America's best novelist" (The Denver Post): 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 and the oil fields along the Texas-Louisiana coast. It is 1934 and the Depression is bearing down when sixteen-year-old Weldon Avery Holland happens upon infamous criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow after one of their notorious armed robberies. A confrontation with the outlaws ends as Weldon puts a bullet through the rear window of Clyde's stolen automobile. Ten years later, Second Lieutenant Weldon Holland and his sergeant, Hershel Pine, escape certain death in the Battle of the Bulge and encounter a beautiful young woman named Rosita Lowenstein hiding in a deserted extermination camp. Eventually, Weldon and Rosita fall in love and marry and, with Hershel, return to Texas to seek their fortunes. There, they enter the domain of jackals known as the oil business. They meet Roy Wiseheart--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. It will be the frontier justice upheld by Weldon's grandfather, Texas lawman Hackberry Holland, and the legendary antics of Bonnie and Clyde that shape Weldon's plans for saving his family from the evil forces that lurk in peacetime America and threaten to destroy them all"--
Sunset limited by James Lee Burke( Book )

52 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Louisiana deputy sheriff, Dave Robicheaux, reopens a probe into the slaying, 40 years earlier, of a labor organizer whose killers were never brought to justice. The man was crucified to a barn
Light of the world : a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

38 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 3,406 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. A summer getaway in Montana for Dave Robicheaux's family and friends is violently shattered by the arrival of serial killer and prison escapee Asa Surrette. He avoids the death penalty for murders he committed while capital punishment was banned in his home state of Kansas. 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?
Jolie Blon's bounce : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

50 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 3,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Battling personal demons while working on two murders, New Iberia detective Dave Robicheaux believes that chief suspect Tee Bobby Hulin is innocent but must find the real killer before the father of one of the victims metes out his own justice
Last car to Elysian Fields : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

51 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in English and held by 3,329 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 )

56 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 3,301 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
White doves at morning : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

47 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 3,200 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
Cadillac jukebox by James Lee Burke( Book )

60 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 3,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Louisiana farmer is jailed for the murder, 30 years earlier of a black civil rights leader. The farmer claims he is innocent and asks Dave Robicheaux, the sheriff's deputy, to help him prove it. Not easy, as it suits a lot of people to have the case closed. By the author of Burning Angel
House of the rising sun : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

28 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 2,985 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"--
The glass rainbow : a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

49 editions published between 112 and 2018 in English and held by 2,975 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
Cimarron rose : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

44 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,873 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
In the moon of red ponies : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

36 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 2,854 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
The jealous kind : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

27 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 2,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On its surface, life in Houston is as you would expect: drive-in restaurants, souped-up cars, jukeboxes, teenagers discovering their sexuality. But beneath the glitz and superficial normalcy, a class war has begun, and it is nothing like the conventional portrayal of the decade. Against this backdrop Aaron Holland Broussard discovers the poignancy of first love and a world of violence he did not know existed. When Aaron spots the beautiful and gifted Valerie Epstein fighting with her boyfriend, Grady Harrelson, at a Galveston drive-in, he inadvertently challenges the power of the Mob and one of the richest families in Texas. He also discovers he must find the courage his father had found as an American soldier in the Great War
Bitterroot by James Lee Burke( Book )

42 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,700 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
Burning angel : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 2,644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family in Louisiana, descendants of black sharecroppers, is being forced off its land by a shady group of developers. The land is said to contain gold. Dave Robicheaux, the local policeman, rises to the defense of the weak, risking his life in the process
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Purple cane road : a novel
Rain godsPurple cane road : a novelPegasus descending : a Dave Robicheaux novelSunset limitedJolie Blon's bounce : a novelLast car to Elysian Fields : a novelHeartwoodWhite doves at morning : a novel
Alternative Names

James Lee Burke Amerikaans schrijver

James Lee Burke amerikansk författare

James Lee Burke amerikansk skribent

James Lee Burke écrivain américain

James Lee Burke Novelist, short story writer

James Lee Burke pisarz amerykański

James Lee Burke scrittore statunitense

James Lee Burke US-amerikanischer Krimi-Schriftsteller

Lee Burke, James

Lee Burke, James 1936-

Джеймс Ли Бурк

Джеймс Лий Бърк

ברק, ג'ימס לי, 1936-

ברק, ג'מס לי, 1936-

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