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by James Lee Burke

eBook Black Cherry Blues (Dave Robicheaux Mysteries) epub
  • ISBN: 0099721406
  • Author: James Lee Burke
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Subcategory: Mystery
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd; New Ed edition (1992)
  • Pages: 296 pages
  • ePUB size: 1871 kb
  • FB2 size 1862 kb
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James Lee Burke is the author of nineteen novels, including eleven starring the Detective Dave Robicheaux. For crime and mystery fans who can tolerate over-the-top violence, Black Cherry Blues is a terrific read.

James Lee Burke is the author of nineteen novels, including eleven starring the Detective Dave Robicheaux. Burke grew up on the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast, where he now lives with his wife, Pearl, and spends several months of the year in Montana. Series: Dave Robicheaux Mysteries (Paperback). One person found this helpful.

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James Lee Burke (born December 5, 1936) is an American author, best known for his Dave Robicheaux series. He has won Edgar Awards for Black Cherry Blues (1990) and Cimarron Rose (1998), and has also been presented with the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. The Robicheaux character has been portrayed twice on screen, first by Alec Baldwin (Heaven's Prisoners) and then Tommy Lee Jones (In the Electric Mist).

Black Cherry Blues book. BACK IN THE UNDERWORLD HE TRIED TO LEAVE BEHIND Haunted by the. As the book opens, Robicheaux, a former New Orleans homicide detective, is now running a bait and boat-rental shop in the Louisiana bayou. He's a recovering alcoholic who remains haunted by the brutal death of his wife, Annie, who was murdered by drug dealers.

Black Cherry Blues: A Dave Robicheaux Novel. Author James Lee Burke. No one writes mysteries like James Lee Burke. The most beautiful writing, the best plotting and the most unforgettable characters. Purple Cane Road: A Novel. Creole Belle: A Dave Robicheaux Novel. mazda502001Go to mazda502001's profile. This is the third in the Dave Robicheaux series and I love reading about the American South and Robicheaux's criminal world. Burke really knows how to tell a story - a wonderful writer. Back Cover Blurb:Personal tragedy has left Dave Robicheaux close to the edge.

The second record put him on New York television, and we watched in awe while he played his sunburst rhythm-and-blues guitar or hammered his fingers on the piano keyboard while an audience of thousands went insane and danced in the aisles. He was one of the biggest in the early rock ’n’ roll era. But he had something more going for him than many of the others did.

James Lee Burke Black Cherry Blues The third book in the Dave Robicheaux series For John and Flavia McBride I would like to thank the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation for its generous assistance, and I also would like to thank the National Endowment for the Arts for its past support. CHAPTER 1 Her hair is curly and gold on the pillow, her skin white in the heat lightning that trembles beyond the pecan trees outside the bedroom window. The third book in the Dave Robicheaux series.

Winner of the Edgar award for best novelEvil crept into Dave Robicheaux's bayou world one night and destroyed the woman he loved. Now it's threatening. An ex-New Orleans cop comes up against Native Americans, oil company roughnecks, and Mafia honchos on the rugged Montana landscape. Black Cherry Blues (Dave Robicheaux Series Visit. Black Cherry Blues (Dave Robicheaux Series

Dave Robicheaux had begun to put the pieces of his broken life together again when an old friend turned up on his doorstep, dredg.

Narrated by Mark Hammer. Dave Robicheaux had begun to put the pieces of his broken life together again when an old friend turned up on his doorstep, dredg.

James Lee Burke is a great storyteller. As soon as I started this book I had a hard time putting it down. The main character, Dave Robicheaux is an ex-cop who is still haunted by the brutal murder of his wife. Living deep in the Louisiana bayou with his adopted daughter, Robicheaux gets caught up in the underworld when he tries to help an old friend of his. After being framed for murder and receiving a death threat against his daughter he travels to Montana to clear his name and put to rest the ghosts of the past.

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“What time it is?” “For how come you burn them leafs under my window, you?” “While I was driving your truck, me, somebody pass a nail under the wheel and give it a big flat.”

This is Cajun English, in all its glory, and James Lee Burke plays it for all the brilliant local color it can add to Black Cherry Blues. For any lover of language, this alone is sufficient reward for reading this third novel in his outstanding Dave Robicheaux series focusing on crime on the margins of Louisiana society. And it’s not just Burke’s rendering of the local dialect. His narrative writing style commands attention, too. For example, “I’ll never forget that summer, though. It’s the cathedral I sometimes visit when everything else fails, when the heart seems poisoned, the earth stricken, and dead leaves blow across the soul’s window like bits of dried parchment.” In other words, this is no run-of-the-mill example of writing about crime. Burke’s prose often sings.

Dave Robicheaux, a twice-wounded junior officer who led a platoon in Vietnam, has left the New Orleans Police Department after an unhappy career as a detective. Now, he owns a bait-, boat-rental, and sandwich-shop on the bayou, where he lives with the six-year-old girl he calls his daughter — the explanation lies in a previous novel — and works as a private detective on the side. His wife, Annie, was brutally murdered in bed by two thugs who’d hoped to kill him instead. Her death constantly haunts him. She appears nightly in his dreams, robbing him of sleep.

Enter Dixie Lee Pugh, his freshman roommate in college, once a high-flying country music star, now washed-up after five ruined marriages and a stretch in prison for murder. His chance meeting with Robicheaux in a local bar sets in motion a series of increasingly violent events that involve his former partner in the police, the Las Vegas and Reno mob, and threaten both their lives. The action swings from Louisiana to the oil-fields of Montana, with suspense steadily mounting to a crashing conclusion.

For crime and mystery fans who can tolerate over-the-top violence, Black Cherry Blues is a terrific read. James Lee Burke knows how to write a thriller!
I began at the end of the series, and have finally gotten back to the beginning. For readers new to James Lee Burke, it's not an absolute necessity, but for this reader, it make the overall meal much tastier. If you like your Main Characters cut from whole human being cloth, you will not find many who do it better than Mr. Burke. Dave Robicheaux is so fully formed, you'll swear you shared a joke with him last week at the bait shop. The folks he loves, the ones he misses, the ones he wished he was missing, are all equally defined and equally annoying at times. They are all combating scores of personal, very understandable demons and have nevertheless gotten themselves into predictable, poor situations and relationships that serve them anyway but well. The writing is crisp and the plot carries the reader along on one absorbing journey after another. That's another consummate skill of this storyteller -- in a very few words, Burke can transport a reader into a setting so completely you can hear the crickets outside. If South Louisiana is a favorite destination for you, or also in this case, the Northern Rockies in Montana, you'll find few other writers who can capture the milieu more completely. As far as the characters who slide and do battle across these pages, you'll remember each and every one -- no toss-away people in these stories. Redemption is as redemption does. It comes for some and not for others, just like life. Reading Burke for me has become a vacation taken inexpensively, when necessary. Plan to visit yourself, soon, y'hear?
Third time reading the book and loved it all over again. Dave Robichaux is such a complex character, with a combination of PTSD and alcoholism driving him, he tries to be a good man, but his demons harry him mercilessly. James Lee Burke is superb at immersing the reader completely into the sights and sounds of the environment in which a scene takes place.
grand star
An excellent story by the master of Cajun crime suspense novels. Robicheaux is set up for murder by some rather nasty customers from Montana and must move there and clear his name or it's back to Louisiana for a lengthy prison sentence.

This book is filled with vibrant characters and lots of shady twists and turns and of course, with Burke's unbelievably vivid descriptions. Definitely a great read that keeps you turning the pages and longing for more in the end.
Entertaining and fun to read. Probably not his best but pretty close. A wee bit too much of the dreams thing again as Burke usually does and it gets tiring after awhile. Would like to see if he can write a book with him and Purcell pursuing some bad guys without always involving his family That is getting very old and he needs to come up with something new and interesting. No way does every hero have to get his family involved in every plot. Also tired of all the AA meetings all of us know he has the problem. I have been to so many meetings with him I feel like have a drinking problem. Let it go for awhile please and let family live in a little peace while he just does his job of chasing down the bad guys.
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