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Last Car to Elysian Fields: A Dave Robicheaux Novel 13 : Dave Robicheaux - James Lee Burke

Last Car to Elysian Fields: A Dave Robicheaux Novel 13

Dave Robicheaux

Paperback Published: February 2006
ISBN: 9780753817964
Number Of Pages: 320

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'A lyrical and lovely novel that takes Burke back to the top of the crimewriting tree where he richly belongs' - Independent on Sunday

It is a rainy late-summer's night in New Orleans. Detective Dave Robicheaux is about to confront the man who may have savagely assaulted his friend, Father Jimmie Dolan, a Catholic priest who's always at the centre of controversy.

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)

Industry Reviews

finely written, tightly plotted, morally complex crime fiction... mix yourself a mint julep... and enjoy an invigoraiting shot of bayou blues - The Independent - Boyd Tonkin

Burke writes with a lyrical sweetness that brings Louisiana's bayou country alive - Sunday Times

ISBN: 9780753817964
ISBN-10: 0753817969
Series: Dave Robicheaux
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: February 2006
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.6  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1

James Lee Burke

About the Author

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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