James Lee Burke


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    Thriller

    Dec-2015

    A Holland Family Novel - 2

    "New York Times" bestseller James Lee Burke returns with his latest masterpiece, the story of a father and son separated by war and circumstance--and whose encounter with the legendary Holy Grail will change their lives forever. From its opening scen...

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    Thriller

    Jul-2014

    A Holland Family Novel - 1

    In his most ambitious work yet, New York Times bestseller James Lee Burke tells a classic American story through one man's unforgettable life -- connecting a fateful encounter with Bonnie and Clyde to heroic acts at the Battle of the Bulge and finall...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Jul-2013

    Dave Robicheaux - 20

    Louisiana Sherriff’s Detective Dave Robicheaux and his longtime friend and partner Clete Purcel are vacationing in Montana’s spectacular Big Sky country when a series of suspicious events leads them to believe their lives -- and the lives of thei...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Jul-2012

    Dave Robicheaux - 19

    Languishing in a recovery unit on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, Dave Robicheaux is fighting an enemy more insidious than the one who put a bullet in his back a month earlier in a shootout on Bayou Teche. The morphine meant to dull his pain is st...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Oct-2011

    Hackberry Holland - 3

    Sheriff Hackberry Holland patrols a small Southwest Texas border town with a deep and abiding respect for the citizens in his care. Still mourning the loss of his cherished wife and locked in a perilous almost-romance with his deputy, Pam Tibbs, a wo...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Jul-2010

    Dave Robicheaux - 18

    The brutal murders of seven young women in a neighboring parish pull Robicheaux from his New Iberia home into a case with all the telltale signs of a serial killer. Except that one of the victims, a high school honors student, doesn't fit. Investigat...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Jul-2009

    Hackberry Holland - 2

    When Hackberry Holland became sheriff of a tiny Texas town near the Mexican border, he'd hoped to leave certain things behind: his checkered reputation, his haunted dreams, and his obsessive memories of the good life with his late wife, Rie. But the ...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Jul-2008

    Dave Robicheaux - 17

    Trouble follows Dave Robicheaux. James Lee Burke's new novel, Swan Peak, finds Detective Robicheaux far from his New Iberia roots, attempting to relax in the untouched wilderness of rural Montana. He, his wife, and his buddy Clete Purcell have ret...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Jul-2007

    Dave Robicheaux - 16

    Hurricane Katrina has reduced the Big Easy to the level of a medieval society. Now, with looters descending and violence erupting in the streets, Iberia Parish sheriff's detective Dave Robicheaux combs the apocalyptic landscape for a quartet of crimi...

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    General Fiction

    Jun-2007

    In this moving collection of short stories, James Lee Burke elegantly marries his flair for gripping storytelling with his lyrical writing style and complex, fascinating character portraits. The backdrop of the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast is a versa...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Jul-2006

    Dave Robicheaux - 15

    When a nice young woman named Trish Klein blows into Louisiana passing hundred- dollar bills in local casinos, detective Dave Robicheaux senses a storm bearing down on his new life of contentment.... Twenty-five years ago, lost in a drunken haze in F...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Jul-2005

    Dave Robicheaux - 14

    For detective Dave Robicheaux, memories including those of a strange and violent summer from his youth -- are best left alone. But a dying man's confession forces Robicheaux to resurrect a decades-old mystery with a missing woman at its heart. Her na...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Jun-2004

    Billy Bob Holland - 4

    Former Texas Ranger Billy Bob Holland is the target of a psychopathic killer who has been granted his freedom--in a shattering tale told in the "fierce and beautiful prose" (The Seattle Times) of James Lee Burke. Opening a Montana law practice is a n...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Sep-2003

    Dave Robicheaux - 13

    A rainy late-summer night finds Robicheaux in a New Orleans bar, about to confront the man who may have savagely assaulted his friend, Father Jimmy Dolan, a Catholic priest who's always at the centre of controversy. But things in a Burke novel are r...

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    Suspense

    Nov-2002

    1861. Two young Southerners, friends despite their differing political views and backgrounds, enlist in the 18th Louisiana regiment of the Confederate Army: Robert Perry, wealthy and privileged, and irreverent Willie Burke, the son of Irish immigrant...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Jun-2002

    Dave Robicheaux - 12

    New Iberia, Louisiana, is reeling from a one-two punch of brutal rape-homicides, and drug-addicted blues singer Tee Bobby Hulin has been tagged as the prime suspect. No stranger to bucking popular opinion, police detective Dave Robicheaux senses it's...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Jun-2001

    Billy Bob Holland - 3

    Big Sky country. Billy Bob Holland has come to Montana's Bitterroot Valley to help an old friend in need. But against the rugged, wide-open vistas, it is Billy Bob who is targeted for big trouble. Wyatt Dixon, a prison parolee, believes the former Te...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Aug-2000

    Dave Robicheaux - 11

    Robicheaux first hears it from a pimp eager to trade information for his life: Mae Guillory was murdered outside a New Orleans nightclub by two cops. Dave Robicheaux was just a boy when his mother ran out on him and his whiskey-driven father. Now Rob...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Aug-1999

    Billy Bob Holland - 2

    A brilliantly layered novel of crime, character, and place from the two-time Edgar Award winner, Gold Dagger Award winner, and "New York Times" bestselling author of Sunset Limited. Few writers in America today combine James Lee Burke's lush prose, c...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Jun-1998

    Dave Robicheaux - 10

    WITNESS AT THE CRUCIFIXION The townspeople of New Iberia, Louisiana, didn't crucify Megan Flynn's father. They just didn't catch whoever pinned him to a barn wall with sixteen-penny nails. Decades later, Megan, now a world-famous photojournalis...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Jul-1996

    Dave Robicheaux - 9

    No one was surprised when Aaron Crown was arrested for the decades-old murder of the most famous black civil rights leader in Louisiana. After all, his family were shiftless timber people who brought their ways into the Cajun wetlands--trailing rumor...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Aug-1995

    Dave Robicheaux - 8

    The Fontenot family has lived as sharecroppers on Bertrand land for as long as anyone in New Iberia, Louisiana, can remember. So why are they now being forced from their homes? And what does the murder of Della Landry--the girlfriend of New Orleans f...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Aug-1994

    Dave Robicheaux - 7

    AS A CHILD HE WAS FRIGHTENED BY THE STORIES... It's out there, under the salt of the Gulf of Mexico, off the Louisiana coast--a buried Nazi submarine. Detective Dave Robicheaux of the New Iberia Sheriff's office has known of its existence since chil...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Apr-1993

    Dave Robicheaux - 6

    Hollywood has sent its emissaries to New Iberia Parish to film a Civil War epic in the steaming mists of the Louisiana bayou -- reawakening the ghosts of a past best left undisturbed. The restless specters wait in the shadows for cajun cop Dave Ro...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Apr-1992

    Dave Robicheaux - 5

    Cajun police detective Dave Robicheaux knows the Sonnier family of New Iberia--their connections to the CIA, the mob, and to a former Klansman now running for state office. And he knows their past, as dark and murky as a night on the Louisiana bayou....

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Oct-1990

    Dave Robicheaux - 4

    Clutching the shards, of his shattered life, Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux has rejoined the New lberia police force. His partner is dead -- slain during a condemned prisoner's bloodyflight to freedom that left Robicheaux critically wounded...and...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Aug-1989

    Dave Robicheaux - 3

    Evil crept into Dave Robicheaux's bayou world one night and destroyed the woman he loved. Now it's threatening the life of his innocent child. Framed for murder, the Cajun ex-cop is traveling far from his Louisiana home to clear his name, to help a ...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Apr-1988

    Dave Robicheaux - 2

    Vietnam vet Dave Robicheaux has turned in his detective's badge, is winning his battle against booze, and has left New Orleans with his wife for the tranquil beauty of Louisiana's bayous. But a plane crash on the Gulf brings a young girl into his lif...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Mar-1987

    Dave Robicheaux - 1

    From the pulsing jazz of the French Quarter to the twisting trails of drug-dealers' swamps, New Orleans is Detective Dave Robicheaux's turf. But now he's fought too many battles: in Vietnam, with killers and hustlers, with the police brass, with the ...

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    Suspense

    Nov-1986

    TROUBLE 1S RISING 1N MONTANA'S BITTERROOT VALLEY ... ... and Frank Riordan is the only one willing to stop it. As he wages a one-man campaign to shut down the local pulp mill that is polluting the air and devastating the environment, tensions are ...

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    General Fiction

    Oct-1985

    THE COLLECTION NO CRIME FICTION FAN SHOULD BE WITHOUT -- THE ESSENTIAL SHORT STORIES OF JAMES LEE BURKE "America's best novelist" (The Denver Post ), two-time Edgar Award winner James Lee Burke is renowned for his lush, suspense-charged portrayals o...

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    Historical

    Aug-1982

    Son Holland and Hugh Allison have only one thing in common--they escaped from prison together. Running from the law isn't easy and Son and Hugh have a lot to learn. With one prison guarde left for dead, Son and Hugh have to g as far as they can to av...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1971

    Hackberry Holland - 1

    From the best-selling author of Sunset Limited, now available in mass market: a classic tale of a man haunted by memories of the Korean War, the ancestors he was named after, and the man he used to be. Hack Holland's a hard drinker, a lawyer, and a ...

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    Suspense

    1970

    Not only is Perry Woodson Hatfield James the "heir" to the legacies of the James brothers and the feuding Hatfield clan. He is coming of age in the despair-sodden world of moonshine whiskey in easter Kentucky's mining country in the early 1960s. The ...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1969

    Billy Bob Holland - 1

    Texas attorney Billy Bob Holland has many secrets in his dark past. Among them is his illegitimate son, Lucas Smothers. When Lucas is arrested for murdering his girlfriend, Holland knows that he has no choice but to try to save the boy, regardless of...

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    Suspense

    1965

    Meet Avery Broussard, the last in a line of once-substantial land owners whose weakness for alcohol lands him in prison; J. P. Winfield, a dirt-poor singer who makes it to the top of hillbilly music only to be destroyed by drug addiction; and Toussai...

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    Historical

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