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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,750 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Lee Burke Narrator: Will Patton Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dave Robicheaux Series Release Date:
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Beloved hero Detective Dave Robicheaux returns to his roots, becoming entangled in a series of murders connected with an ex-convict turned bestselling author. Another bestselling triumph from James Lee Burke.

A brilliant prose stylist, a preternaturally sensitive student of human nature, and a storyteller of the highest rank, James Lee Burke has created one of the classic characters of American fiction. Driven by a keen sense of right and wrong, forever in conflict with his twin demons of alcoholism and rage, Detective Dave Robicheaux is a flawed yet singularly sympathetic hero.

Detective Dave Robicheaux is back home in New Iberia Parish and once again on the trail of a killer. But when his best friend is accused of murder and his daughter gets involved with some shady business, Robicheaux will need to muster every ounce of guts, wit, and investigative chops he has to solve the case.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The sights, smells, and sounds of the Louisiana bayous become sensory experiences in Burke’s novels.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Intensely lyrical, heavily melancholic prose.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Burke, whose sonorous cadences and obsession with the past have often recalled Faulkner, has never resembled the sage of Yoknapatawpha more closely than in this magnificent attempt to get it all down between one cap and one period.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Another beautifully crafted effort.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A 2011 Macavity Award Nominee for Best Mystery Novel
  • One of the 2010 Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books: Mysteries

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Charlie | 2/4/2014

    " A deeply disappointing read for me. I've had varied reactions to the Robicheaux series but I've loved the last two, Swan Peak and The Tin Roof Blowdown. I've enjoyed the Billy Bob Holland books and thought Rain Gods was absolutely killer. But this one felt like someone writing a parody of Burke's good stuff, like writer's tricks instead of the truth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sara | 1/9/2014

    " I can't wait to see what happens to Dave next! I was stunned by the twist at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Coki | 1/6/2014

    " Listening to -- the better to enjoy the lyrical language and Cajun names. Good but not great. Kinda wandery and then not a very big payoff "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sandra | 1/6/2014

    " you cannot beat James Lee Burke for mystery. Dave Robicheaux and Clete Purcell rock. i have read every book in this group. "

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