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Burke, James Lee 1936-

Overview
Works: 354 works in 3,195 publications in 11 languages and 147,879 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Historical fiction  History  Legal stories  Psychological fiction  Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Legal fiction (Literature) 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Contributor, wpr, 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 )

90 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 5,466 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 )

69 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 4,280 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 )

54 editions published between 112 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beloved Burke hero Detective Dave Robicheaux returns to New Iberia to solve a series of grisly murders
Rain gods by James Lee Burke( Book )

56 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,971 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 )

61 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 3,928 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 )

55 editions published between 1984 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 3,859 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? Can Robicheaux make peace with his friend's murder in time to figure out how a local mobster fits into all the schemes and death? Will his life be whole again when it has been shattered by so much tragedy?--From publisher description
Purple cane road : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

61 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 3,788 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? Dead to him since youth, Mae Guillory has been shuttered away in the deep recesses of Dave's mind. He's lived with the fact that he would never really know what happened to the woman who left him to the devices of his whiskey-driven father. But deep down, he still feels the loss of his mother and knows the infinite series of disappointments in her life could not have come to a good end. While helping out an old friend, Dave is stunned when a pimp looks at him sideways and asks him if he is Mae Guillory's boy, the whore a bunch of cops murdered 30 years ago. The pimp goes on to insinuate that the cops who dumped her body in the bayou were on the take and continue to thrive in the New Orleans area. Dave's search for his mother's killers leads him to the darker places in his past and solving this case teaches him what it means to be his mother's son. PURPLE CANE ROAD has the dimensions of a classic-passion, murder, and nearly heartbreaking poignancy-wrapped in a wonderfully executed plot that surpises from start to finish. From the Hardcover edition
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 3,770 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 )

52 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dave Robicheaux is fighting an enemy more insidious than the one who put a bullet in his back. Morphine is playing tricks on his mind and luring him back into the addict mentality that once threatened to destroy him. Dave can't be sure whether his latest visitor is flesh and blood or a spectral reminder of his Louisiana youth. Tee Jolie Melton, a young woman with a troubled past, glides to his bedside and leaves him with an iPod that plays the old song ''My Creole Belle.'' What Dave doesn't know is that Tee Jolie disappeared weeks ago, and no one believes she reappeared to comfort an old man with a bullet wound"--Page 4 of cover
Jolie Blon's bounce : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

46 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,421 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 )

36 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,389 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 )

44 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Undetermined 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
In the moon of red ponies : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

39 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 3,347 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 )

51 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,341 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
Bitterroot by James Lee Burke( Book )

45 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 3,305 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 3,269 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
Wayfaring Stranger : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

36 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,257 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"--
White doves at morning : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

45 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 3,256 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 )

51 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 3,226 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
Cimarron rose : a novel by James Lee Burke( Book )

41 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,914 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