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The Neon Rain: A Dave Robicheaux Novel 1  - James Lee Burke

The Neon Rain: A Dave Robicheaux Novel 1

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Published: September 2005
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Introducing the New Orleans detective Dave Robicheaux Johnny Massina, a convicted murderer bound for the electric chair, has warned Dave Robicheaux that he's on somebody's hit list, and now the homicide detective is trying to discover just who that is before he ends up dead. Meanwhile he has taken on the murder investigation of a young black girl found dead in the Bayou swamp - a case no one seems keen for him to investigate. But Robicheaux persists and uncovers a web of corruption that some would kill to protect, leading him to a terrifying confrontation with the one horror he fears most of all.

Dave Robicheaux Mysteries

1. The Neon Rain (1987)

2. Heaven's Prisoners (1988)

3. Black Cherry Blues (1989)

4. A Morning for Flamingos (1990)

5. A Stained White Radiance (1992)

6. In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead (1993)

7. Dixie City Jam (1994)

8. Burning Angel (1995)

9. Cadillac Jukebox (1996)

10. Sunset Limited (1998)

11. Purple Cane Road (2000)

12. Jolie Blon's Bounce (2002)

13. Last Car to Elysian Fields (2003)

14. Crusader's Cross (2005)

15. Pegasus Descending (2006)

16. The Tin Roof Blowdown (2007)

17. Swan Peak (2008)

James Lee Burke

James Lee Burke was born in Houston, Texas, in 1936 and grew up on the Texas-Louisiana gulf coast. He attended Southwestern Louisiana Institute and later received a B. A. Degree in English and an M. A. from the University of Missouri in 1958 and 1960 respectively. Over the years he worked as a landman for Sinclair Oil Company, pipeliner, land surveyor, newspaper reporter, college English professor, social worker on Skid Row in Los Angeles, clerk for the Louisiana Employment Service, and instructor in the U. S. Job Corps.

He and his wife Pearl met in graduate school and have been married 48 years, they have four children: Jim Jr., an assistant U.S. Attorney; Andree, a school psychologist; Pamala, a T. V. ad producer; and Alafair, a law professor and novelist who has 4 novels out with Henry Holt publishing.

Burke's work has been awarded an Edgar twice for Best Crime Novel of the Year. He has also been a recipient of a Breadloaf and Guggenheim Fellowship and an NEA grant. Two of his novels, Heaven's Prisoners and Two For Texas, have been made into motion pictures. His short stories have been published in The Atlantic Monthly, New Stories from the South, Best American Short Stories, Antioch Review, Southern Review, and The Kenyon Review. His novel The Lost Get-Back Boogie was rejected 111 times over a period of nine years, and upon publication by Louisiana State University press was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

Today he and his wife live in Missoula, Montana, and New Iberia, Louisiana.

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ISBN: 9780753820339
ISBN-10: 0753820331
Series: Dave Robicheaux Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: September 2005
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.21