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James Lee Burke

Autore di Pioggia al neon

82+ opere 34,992 membri 891 recensioni 147 preferito


James Lee Burke, winner of two Edgar awards, is the author of nineteen previous novels, many of them "New York Times" bestsellers, including "Cimmaron Rose", Cadillac Jukebox", & "Sunset Limited". He & his wife divide their time between Missoula, Montana, & New Iberia, Louisiana. (Publisher mostra altro Provided) mostra meno
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Opere di James Lee Burke

Pioggia al neon (1987) 1,866 copie
L'urlo del vento (2007) 1,740 copie
Il mio nome e Mae Robicheaux (2000) 1,369 copie
L'occhio del ciclone (1993) 1,360 copie
Jolie Blon's Bounce (2002) 1,268 copie
Rabbia a New Orleans (1994) 1,268 copie
Pegasus Descending (2006) 1,233 copie
Palude dell'odio (1996) 1,231 copie
Sunset Limited (1998) 1,193 copie
Crusader's Cross (2005) 1,170 copie
Swan Peak (2008) 1,160 copie
Burning Angel (1995) 1,157 copie
Autunno caldo a New Orleans (1990) 1,145 copie
Heaven's Prisoners (1988) 1,130 copie
Piccola notte cajun (1992) 1,067 copie
The Glass Rainbow (2010) 968 copie
Terra violenta (1997) 920 copie
Rain Gods (2009) 908 copie
Bitterroot (2001) 871 copie
Heartwood (1999) 789 copie
In the Moon of Red Ponies (2004) 733 copie
Creole Belle (2012) 712 copie
Feast Day of Fools (2011) 668 copie
White Doves at Morning (2004) 664 copie
Light of the World (2013) 586 copie
Wayfaring Stranger (2014) 515 copie
The Lost Get-Back Boogie (1986) 484 copie
Robicheaux (2018) 439 copie
The New Iberia Blues (2019) 422 copie
House of the Rising Sun (2015) 347 copie
A Private Cathedral (2020) 313 copie
The Jealous Kind (2016) 302 copie
Half of Paradise (1965) 284 copie
Jesus Out to Sea: Stories (2007) 278 copie
Two for Texas (1997) 225 copie
Another Kind of Eden (2021) 169 copie
Flags on the Bayou (2023) 140 copie
Every Cloak Rolled in Blood (2022) 112 copie
In the Electric Mist [2009 film] (2009) — Novel — 55 copie
Harbor Lights (2024) 36 copie
Clete (2024) 15 copie
Texas forever (1702) 7 copie
Sunset Limited / Cimarron Rose (1999) — Autore — 4 copie
Mississippi Jam (2017) 4 copie
The Molester (2007) 3 copie
Les jaloux (2023) 2 copie
Pegasus Descending (2008) 2 copie
Un autre Eden 1 copia
Texas City,1947 (1992) 1 copia
2015 1 copia
1998 1 copia
Mist (2007) 1 copia

Opere correlate

The Best American Noir of the Century (2010) — Collaboratore — 370 copie
The Best American Mystery Stories 2007 (2007) — Collaboratore — 188 copie
The Best American Mystery Stories 2008 (2008) — Collaboratore — 169 copie
Tracce d'America (2006) — Collaboratore — 152 copie
Jeffery Deaver presenta Notti senza sonno (2009) — Collaboratore — 115 copie
The Best American Mystery Stories 2018 (2018) — Collaboratore — 101 copie
The Best American Short Stories 1986 (1986) — Collaboratore — 97 copie
The Best American Mystery Stories 2014 (2014) — Collaboratore — 93 copie
The Best American Mystery Stories 2020 (2020) — Collaboratore — 65 copie
New Stories from the South 2007: The Year's Best (2007) — Collaboratore — 55 copie
Delta Blues (2009) — Collaboratore — 51 copie
New Orleans Noir 2: The Classics (2016) — Collaboratore — 37 copie
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1995 (1995) — Collaboratore — 34 copie
New Stories from the South 2005: The Year's Best (2005) — Collaboratore — 28 copie
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1992 (1992) — Collaboratore — 22 copie
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1986 (1986) — Collaboratore — 12 copie
Crimespree Magazine #50 — Collaboratore — 1 copia


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Informazioni generali

Nome legale
Burke, James Lee
Data di nascita
Luogo di nascita
Houston, Texas, USA
Luogo di residenza
Missoula, Montana, USA
New Iberia, Louisiana, USA
Houston, Texas, USA (birthplace)
University of Missouri (BA|English|1958)
University of Missouri (MA)
Attività lavorative
land surveyor
social worker
English professor
newspaper reporter
Burke, Alafair (daughter)
Dubus, Elizabeth Nell (cousin)
Premi e riconoscimenti
Guggenheim Fellowship
MWA Grand Master (2009)
Louisiana Writer Award (2002)
Philip Spitzer
Breve biografia
Burke's "The Lost Get Back Bookie" was rejected 111 times over 9 years before being published by LSU Press.

After publication, it was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.



Set against the events of the Gulf Coast oil spill, rife with “the menaces of greed and violence and man-made horror” ( The Christian Science Monitor ), Creole Belle finds Dave Robicheaux languishing in a New Orleans recovery unit since surviving a bayou shoot-out. The detective’s body is healing; it’s his morphine-addled mind that conjures spectral visions of Tee Jolie Melton, a young woman who in reality has gone missing. An iPod with an old blues song left by his bedside turns Robicheaux into a man obsessed…And as oil companies assign blame after an epic disaster threatens the Gulf’s very existence, Robicheaux unearths connections between tragedies both global and personal—and faces down forces that can corrupt and destroy the best of men.… (altro)
jepeters333 | 31 altre recensioni | Jun 9, 2024 |
Too long by about 20% in my opinion. The characters are fascinating, and Dave's old partner Cletus makes an unexpected reappearance. The Montana setting of most of the book is very compelling. But the mystery element, with Dave again and again overstepping his bounds and of course, eventually triumphing over all obstacles is too drawn out. Still, presenting such a flawed character in such detail is certainly an achievement. But after book 2 in the series, I turn every page afraid that something truly awful and unfixable is going to happen. I'm still not sure how long into this series I can go. On the other hand, Burke writes extremely good sentences and makes you feel immersed in the story.… (altro)
datrappert | 36 altre recensioni | Jun 2, 2024 |
A New Orleans homicide cop confronts arms-smugglers, the Mafia and his own private demons in this suspenser, the latest offering from James Lee Burke (Robicheaux is on a fishing trip when he discovers the body of a young black woman floating in the water. The trail leads to Julio Segura, a Nicaraguan vice king who is in exile, but still funding the Contras with dope money. He has also put out a contract on Dave Robicheaux's lite. Segura is soon killed by Dave's partner. The others involved in the arms-smuggling force cover Dave in alcohol and leave him to die in a burning car. He does manage to survive the fire but doesn't do so well with his superiors on the police force, who quickly suspend him without pay, figuring since he had had a problem with booze before that he's drinking again: We find out that Dave is an "arrested alcoholic, with a marriage and combat service in Vietnam behind him. The only thing keeping him staying sober is Annie Ballard, the sweet little blonde he collected somewhere along the way.... who encourages and believes in him. Dave still has unfinished dispatching more bad guys from other cases and in a development unrelated to the arms-smuggling, taking on the local Mafia head. Somehow...unknown hands stow away the hood's body, the remaining arms-smugglers are brought to justice, and Dave is reinstated...but still not really trusted or loved by his fellow cops. This entire story is the story of one cop, and the cases read more like an afterthought taking away the excitement of all the kills... But what the heck? There were still eight very bad guys that came to violent bloody ends. In spite of that there are still some good investigative scenes that are filled with close calls and excitement....and a little romance. I read this book 20 or so years ago and have read many of the later books in the I know that the series is a very worth the time just takes some time and patience to get there.… (altro)
Carol420 | 74 altre recensioni | May 28, 2024 |

It's not you. It's me.

Expectations were high for our first date, and though I recognized your talent I just didn't get butterflies.

I agreed to a second date, and hoped a more interesting venue -- Houston in the 1950's-- might light my fire. There's so much about you that I like -- you write intelligently without being a pompous snob, you create smoldering atmosphere, and you know how to write women. And yet..... I couldn't buy-in to the plot premise of the book. How it was that the situation got so deadly serious over just a few comments.

So many people whose opinions I value love this book, and all your books. We have yet to hit the bulls eye, so I'm going to chalk this up to you and I not being a good match.

Best wishes to you in the future.

Thank you to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for a galley of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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jj24 | 12 altre recensioni | May 27, 2024 |


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