Creole Belle A Dave Robicheaux Novel (Hardcover)
|Author: James Lee Burke|
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|Picking up where "The Glass Rainbow" ended, "Creole Belle" finds David Robicheaux recuperating in New Orleans--near the site an oil well blowout on the Gulf. Robicheaux is visited by a mysterious visitor and is surprised by what''s inside a floating block of ice.|
From the Publisher:
Dave Robicheaux is back, in a gorgeously written, visceral thriller by James Lee Burke, ?the heavy weight champ, a great American novelist whose work, taken individually or as a whole, is unsurpassed? (Michael Connelly).Creole Belle begins where the last book in the Dave Robicheaux series, The Glass Rainbow, ended. Dave is in a recovery unit in New Orleans, where a Creole girl named Tee Jolie Melton visits him and leaves him an iPod with the country blues song ?Creole Belle? on it. Then she disappears. Dave becomes obsessed with the song and the memory of Tee Jolie and goes in search of her sister, who later turns up inside a block of ice floating in the Gulf. Meanwhile, there has been an oil well blowout on the Gulf, threatening the cherished environs of the bayous.
Creole Belle is James Lee Burke at his very best, with beloved series hero Dave Robicheaux leading the charge against the destruction of both the land and the people he has sworn to protect.
Though he began his writing career writing literary novels, James Lee Burke turned to writing popular mysteries in 1987, with a series of novels featuring New Orleans ex-cop Dave Robichaux. After his wife and father are murdered, Robichaux explores the darker sides of New Orleans from the perspective of a man who has been around the block a few times. Burke's hard-boiled prose style has earned him legions of fans, numerous bestsellers, critical acclaim, and an Edgar Award for best novel.
"This is another stunner from a modern master." (starred review)