Cadillac Jukebox

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Author: James Lee Burke

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501122126

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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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.

Cadillac Jukebox

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Author: Hamzer akyuz

Publisher: amerakca LTD

ISBN: N.A

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SUMMARY: Dave Robicheaux, a detective in the New Iberia, Louisiana, Sheriff's Office, becomes embroiled in a new investigation into the twenty-eight-year-old murder of a famed NAACP leader, when the man convicted of the crime asks him to prove his innocence.

James Lee Burke and the Soul of Dave Robicheaux

A Critical Study of the Crime Fiction Series

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Author: Barbara Bogue

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786483105

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 219

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When he created the character Dave Robicheaux, author James Lee Burke lent the New Orleans homicide detective a few of his own characteristics: a daughter named Alafair, a lifetime struggle with alcohol, his Roman Catholic faith, and his love for fishing and the outdoors. On the other hand, Robicheaux is portrayed as a veteran of the Vietnam war, something Burke never experienced firsthand. Yet the demons Burke has known allow him to write convincingly about demons he never knew. Thus Burke has created a realistic, complex and compelling protagonist for his crime fiction series. That depth is one element that elevates Burke’s writing above the status of genre fiction. This book explores how James Lee Burke, through the first person narrative of detective Dave Robicheaux, probes the world of law and order, crime and disorder, and one man’s internal conflicts with modern moral issues. The first chapter reveals the similarities and differences between real life creator and fictional protagonist. Next, chapters arranged by theme explore the roles of women, Robicheaux’s paternal side as revealed through his adopted daughter, the paternal influences in the detective’s own life, and the contrasting personality of his half-brother, Jimmie. The next chapters probe the roots of the detective’s moral dilemmas: his battle with alcohol, the Vietnam war’s lingering trauma, and religion. Next the author explores Burke’s use of the supernatural, sense of place, and music to deepen his stories. Final chapters delve into Robicheaux’s moral quandaries as a law enforcement officer, the character’s contrast to his reckless and funny partner, Clete, and how Burke reveals truths about life through Robicheaux. An interview with Burke is included.

A Writer's Guide to Fiction

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Author: Elizabeth Lyon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101143889

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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The second book in the Writer's Compass series from professional writing instructor Elizabeth Lyon offers both aspiring and established authors the fundamentals of writing and selling a great novel or short story. In addition to the basics of characterization, plot, pacing, and theme, A Writer's Guide to Fiction also features a plan for revising fiction, a guide to marketing, samples of cover and query letters, and methods of honing the writing craft.

The World Is Our Home

Society and Culture in Contemporary Southern Writing

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Author: Jeffrey J. Folks,Nancy Summers Folks

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 081316155X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 272

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Since the early 1970s southern fiction has been increasingly attentive to social issues, including the continuing struggles for racial justice and gender equality, the loss of a sense of social community, and the decline of a coherent regional identity. The essays in The World Is Our Home focus on writers who have explicitly addressed social and cultural issues in their fiction and drama, including Dorothy Allison, Horton Foote, Ernest J. Gaines, Jill McCorkle, Walker Percy, Lee Smith, William Styron, Alice Walker, and many others. The contributors provide valuable insights into the transformation of southern culture over the past thirty years and probe the social and cultural divisions that persist. The collection makes an important case for the centrality of social critique in contemporary southern fiction.

Sequels

An Annotated Guide to Novels in Series

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Author: Janet Husband,Jonathan F. Husband

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838909671

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 782

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A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.

A Stained White Radiance

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Author: James Lee Burke

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439167621

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Detective Dave Robicheaux travels to the mountains of Montana to help his best friend and unearths a larger plot that threatens them both. Oil speculator Weldon Sonnier is the patriarch of a troubled family intimately bound to the CIA, the Mob, and the Klan. Now, the murder of a cop and a bizarre assassination attempt pull Detective Dave Robicheaux into the Sonniers’ hellish world of madness, murder, and incest. But Robicheaux has devils of his own—and they may just destroy the tormented investigator and the two people he holds most dear.

The Best of Robicheaux

The Author's Choice

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Author: James Lee Burke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780752838571

Category: Detective and mystery stories, American

Page: 778

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IN THE ELECTRIC MIST WITH CONFEDERATE DEAD - When a movie crew arrives in New Iberia to shoot a Civil War epic, Robicheaux finds that it's not just the bayou's living inhabitants that are being disturbed. As he hunts a sadistic killer targeting young prostitutes, evidence of an earlier murder is brought to light. The skeletal remains are the last echo of a crime Robicheaux himself witnessed as a college freshman almost forty years ago. CADILLAC JUKEBOX - The call from ex-Klansman Aaron Crown couldn't have been more unexpected. Sentenced to 40 years for the decades-old shooting of a civil rights activist, Crown should have been out of Louisiana, for good. Election candidate Buford LaRose wants Robicheaux to ignore Aaron's calls, promising him a lucrative job when Buford makes governor. Worse still, Buford's wife Karyn seems unhealthily keen to get close to Robicheaux - just like old times. The LaRoses, each for their own reasons, want Crown's case buried. SUNSET LIMITED - Jack Flynn died on a Klan cross years ago, but Robicheaux has never forgotten it. Nor have Flynn's two children. When they get mixed up with the case of hustler Cool Breeze Broussard, Robicheaux wonders why. Something ties Breeze to the Flynns and all three of them to plantation magnate Archer Terrebonne. Something long past is poisoning all their lives, bringing death in its wake. "Every new Robicheaux novel makes me want to start reading the whole series all over again" Time Out

Robicheaux

You Know My Name

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Author: James Lee Burke

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409176487

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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'James Lee Burke is the heavyweight champ, a great American novelist whose work, taken individually or as a whole, is unsurpassed.' Michael Connelly ROBICHEAUX IS A HAUNTED MAN. Detective Dave Robicheaux's beloved wife, Molly, was cruelly taken from him. Her killing left him nothing but heartbreak and unanswered questions. Now, in the heat of the Louisiana Bayou, he drinks to forget. ROBICHEAUX IS A WANTED MAN. After a heavy night, he wakes to find his hands cut and bruised. He has no idea where he's been or what he's done. When another cop tells him that the man who killed Molly has been found murdered, Robicheaux knows if he can't prove his whereabouts, he will be the prime suspect. BUT IS ROBICHEAUX AN INNOCENT MAN? He never claimed he was a saint - he doesn't even know if he did it. And to clear his name, Robicheaux will have to go to hell and back . . . Praise for one of the great American crime writers, James Lee Burke: 'James Lee Burke is the heavyweight champ, a great American novelist whose work, taken individually or as a whole, is unsurpassed.' Michael Connelly 'A gorgeous prose stylist.' Stephen King 'Richly deserves to be described now as one of the finest crime writers America has ever produced.' Daily Mail Fans of Dennis Lehane, Michael Connelly and Don Winslow will love James Lee Burke: Dave Robicheaux Series 1. The Neon Rain 2. Heaven's Prisoners 3. Black Cherry Blues 4. A Morning for Flamingos 5. A Stained White Radiance 6. In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead 7. Dixie City Jam 8. Burning Angel 9. Cadillac Jukebox 10. Sunset Limited 11. Purple Cane Road 12. Jolie Blon's Bounce 13. Last Car to Elysian Fields 14. Crusader's Cross 15. Pegasus Descending 16. The Tin Roof Blowdown 17. Swan Peak 18. The Glass Rainbow 19. Creole Belle 20. Light of the World 21. Robicheaux Hackberry Holland Series 1. Lay Down My Sword and Shield 2. Rain Gods 3. Feast Day of Fools 4. House of the Rising Sun Billy Bob Holland Series 1. Cimarron Rose 2. Heartwood 3. Bitterroot 4. In The Moon of Red Ponies * Each James Lee Burke novel can be read as a standalone or in series order *

JAMES LEE BURKE – THE ROBICHEAUX COLLECTION

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Author: James Lee Burke

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409127664

Category: Fiction

Page: 4000

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The best of the best - a superb collection of crime novels from 'one of the finest American writers' GUARDIAN, including his Gold Dagger Award-winning SUNSET LIMITED. James Lee Burke's Robicheaux novels are regularly praised: 'If James Lee Burke appears regularly in annual round-ups of recommendations, this is largely thanks to the fact that he nearly always writes one of the best books of the year ... Superb' The Times This collection comprises: THE NEON RAIN, HEAVEN'S PRISONERS, BLACK CHERRY BLUES, A MORNING FOR FLAMINGOS, A STAINED WHITE RADIANCE, IN THE ELECTRIC MIST WITH CONFEDERATE DEAD, DIXIE CITY JAM, BURNING ANGEL, CADILLAC JUKEBOX, SUNSET LIMITED, PURPLE CANE ROAD, JOLIE BLON'S BOUNCE, LAST CAR TO ELYSIAN FIELDS, CRUSADER'S CROSS, PEGASUS DESCENDING, THE TIN ROOF BLOWDOWN, SWAN PEAK and THE GLASS RAINBOW.