Normal view MARC view ISBD view

Robicheaux : a novel / James Lee Burke.

By: Burke, James Lee, 1936- [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018Description: 447 pages ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781501176845 :.Subject(s): Robicheaux, Dave (Fictitious character) -- FictionGenre/Form: Mystery fiction. | Suspense fiction.DDC classification: 813/.54 LOC classification: PS3552.U723 | R63 2018
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
Fiction notes: Click to open in new window
Item type Current location Call number Status Date due Barcode
Bestseller University of Texas At Tyler
Bestseller Collection - 2nd Floor
PS3552.U723R63 2018 (Browse shelf) Available 1000000004662

Booklist, January 01, 2018

BookPage, January 01, 2018

Library Journal, December 08, 2017

Publishers Weekly, November 27, 2017

Adult Brodart.

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Library Journal Review

New Orleans cop Dave Robicheaux is a recovering alcoholic who struggles with his Vietnam War experiences and the death of his wife a year earlier. After a recent relapse at a local bar, Robicheaux confronts Dartez, the man who killed his wife in a car accident. Shortly thereafter, Dartez is murdered, and Robicheaux, who was one of the last people to see the man, soon becomes a suspect in the crime he was assigned to investigate. Meanwhile, a local woman is raped, and a hired assassin roams around the area, killing everyone he confronts. Robicheaux must work to clear his name as he collaborates with others to solve the crimes. Verdict Two-time Edgar Award winner, recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts in fiction, and New York Times best seller Burke (Cadillac Jukebox; Light of the World) delivers another excellent thriller in the Robicheaux series that stands on its own. Readers of Robert B. Parker's and Michael Connelly's novels will enjoy the harrowed protagonist and the back-and-forth dialog.-Russell Michalak, Goldey-Beacom Coll. Lib., Wilmington, DE © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

James Lee Burke, winner of two Edgar awards, is the author of nineteen previous novels, many of them "New York Times" bestsellers, including "Cimmaron Rose", Cadillac Jukebox", & "Sunset Limited". He & his wife divide their time between Missoula, Montana, & New Iberia, Louisiana. <p> (Publisher Provided) James Lee Burke was born in Houston, Texas on December 5, 1936. He received a B. A. in English and an M. A. from the University of Missouri in 1958 and 1960, respectively. Before becoming a full-time author, he worked as a land surveyor, newspaper reporter, college English professor, social worker, and instructor in the U. S. Job Corps. <p> His novel The Lost Get-Back Boogie was rejected 111 times over a period of nine years, and upon publication was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He writes the Dave Robicheaux series and the Billy Bob Holland series. He has won numerous awards including the CWA/Macallan Gold Dagger for fiction for Sunset Limited and the Edgar Award in 1989 for Black Cherry Blues and in 1997 for Cimarron Rose. His short stories have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, New Stories from the South, Best American Short Stories, Antioch Review, Southern Review, and The Kenyon Review. Two of his novels, Heaven's Prisoners and Two for Texas, have been made into motion pictures starring Alec Baldwin and Tommy Lee Jones, respectively. He made The New York Times High Profiles List with Wayfaring Stranger and The New Iberia Blues. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.