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Burke, James Lee 1936-

Overview
Works: 240 works in 2,389 publications in 10 languages and 143,501 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery films  Interviews  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor
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 )

80 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 5,654 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 Dave Robicheaux's life he had tried to forget
The tin roof blowdown : a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

57 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and French and held by 4,373 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 )

36 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and French and held by 4,131 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 )

41 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,016 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 )

46 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The latest tale featuring the popular and flawed detective Dave Robicheaux takes him from the bayous of Louisiana's New Iberia Parish to the wild mountains of Montana
Pegasus descending : a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

48 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,959 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 )

48 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 3,891 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 )

28 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 3,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviewing an alcoholic Native American who witnessed a murder along the Texas-Mexico border, Sheriff Hack Holland and his deputy, Sam Tibbs, recognize the work of serial killer Preacher Jack Collins in an investigation that is assisted by the enigmatic Anton Ling
Creole belle by James Lee Burke( Book )

39 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,532 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 )

33 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,524 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 )

41 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and French and held by 3,506 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
In the moon of red ponies : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 3,454 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
Sunset limited by James Lee Burke( Book )

42 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,435 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 )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 3,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Bob Holland, an enigmatic former Texas Ranger turned lawyer, is on vacation in Montana. Billy Bob is faced with an enemy from his past, Wyatt Dixon, who has sworn to kill him
White doves at morning : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

39 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 3,345 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 )

46 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,333 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
Heartwood by James Lee Burke( Book )

44 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 3,313 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
Light of the world : a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

23 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 3,258 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?
Wayfaring Stranger : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

27 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 3,004 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"--
Cimarron rose : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

33 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 2,994 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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The tin roof blowdown : a Dave Robicheaux novelThe glass rainbow : a Dave Robicheaux novelRain godsSwan Peak : a Dave Robicheaux novelPegasus descending : a Dave Robicheaux novelPurple cane road : a novelFeast day of fools : a novelJolie Blon's bounce : a novel