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Burke, James Lee 1936-

Overview
Works: 347 works in 3,051 publications in 9 languages and 146,708 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Historical fiction  History  Legal stories  Psychological fiction  Legal fiction (Literature)  Drama  Detective and mystery films 
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 )

86 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 5,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deathbed confession from an old schoolmate resurrects a story of injustice, the murder of a young woman, and a time in Robicheaux's life that he has tried to forget. Robicheaux and his half-brother, Jimmie, met Ida Durbin on the beach in Galveston. Jimmie fell in love, not realizing that she was a prostitute with ties to the mob. Now, decades later, when Robicheaux begins asking questions about her, he finds himself investigating a series of horrifying murders that are linked to the New Orleans underworld
The tin roof blowdown : a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

64 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and French and held by 4,286 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 )

42 editions published between 112 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,108 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 )

52 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,975 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
Swan Peak : a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

59 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,940 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 )

52 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 3,871 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 Robicheaux's onetime best friend--a friend he witnessed gunned down in a bank robbery, a tragedy that forever changed Robicheaux's life. The twists begin when Trish Klein--the only offspring of Robicheaux's Vietnam-era buddy--starts passing marked hundred-dollar bills in local casinos. Is she a good kid gone bad? A victim's child seeking revenge? A promiscuous beauty seducing everyone good within her grasp? And how does her behavior relate to the apparent suicide of another "good" girl, an ace student named Yvonne Darbonne, who apparently participated in a college frat orgy before her death?--From publisher description
Purple cane road : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

59 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 3,802 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
Feast day of fools : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

38 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,748 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 )

48 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,621 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
Jolie Blon's bounce : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

41 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,422 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
Light of the world : a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

34 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sadistic serial killer Asa Surette escaped the death penalty for a string of heinous murders while capital punishment was outlawed in Kansas. Dave Robicheaux's daughter Alafair wrote a series of damning articles about possible other crimes committed by Surette that could put him on death row. Now, the killer has escaped from a prison transport van and headed to Montana - where the unsuspecting Robicheaux family has gone to take in the sweet summer air
In the moon of red ponies : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

36 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,366 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
Last car to Elysian Fields : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

39 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 3,349 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
Sunset limited by James Lee Burke( Book )

47 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,343 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
Bitterroot by James Lee Burke( Book )

43 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 3,317 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 )

54 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,280 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
White doves at morning : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

45 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 3,263 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
Heartwood by James Lee Burke( Book )

50 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 3,243 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 3,201 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"--
Cimarron rose : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

40 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,916 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
 
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The tin roof blowdown : a Dave Robicheaux novel
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Lee Burke, James

Lee Burke, James 1936-

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