The New Iberia Blues - James Lee Burke

The New Iberia Blues

By James Lee Burke

  • Release Date: 2019-01-08
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 213 Ratings

Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The shocking death of a young woman leads Detective Dave Robicheaux into the dark corners of Hollywood, the mafia, and the backwoods of Louisiana in this gripping mystery from “modern master” (Publishers Weekly) James Lee Burke.

Detective Dave Robicheaux’s world isn’t filled with too many happy stories, but Desmond Cormier’s rags-to-riches tale is certainly one of them. Robicheaux first met Cormier on the streets of New Orleans, when the young, undersized boy had foolish dreams of becoming a Hollywood director.

Twenty-five years later, when Robicheaux knocks on Cormier’s door, it isn’t to congratulate him on his Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. Robicheaux has discovered the body of a young woman who’s been crucified, wearing only a small chain on her ankle. She disappeared near Cormier’s Cyrpemort Point estate, and Robicheaux, along with young deputy, Sean McClain, are looking for answers. Neither Cormier nor his enigmatic actor friend Antoine Butterworth are saying much, but Robicheaux knows better.

As always, Clete Purcel and Davie’s daughter, Alafair, have Robicheaux’s back. Clete witnesses the escape of Texas inmate, Hugo Tillinger, who may hold the key to Robicheaux’s case. As they wade further into the investigation, they end up in the crosshairs of the mob, the deranged Chester Wimple, and the dark ghosts Robicheaux has been running from for years. Ultimately, it’s up to Robicheaux to stop them all, but he’ll have to summon a light he’s never seen or felt to save himself, and those he loves.

Stephen King hailed New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke “as good as he ever was.” Now, with The New Iberia Blues, Burke proves that he “remains the heavyweight champ, a great American novelist whose work, taken individually or as a whole, is unsurpassed” (Michael Connelly).

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Reviews

  • The New Iberia Blues

    3
    By Mamou-yan
    Unmerciful murders; about the words used to describe something or someone, thank goodness for my I-Pad dictionary; geeze.....
  • Better and better

    5
    By Handakina
    The Author gets better and better. The depth of his writing into the human psyche while weaving a fascinating story into the mix is incredible. Simple, complex, intriguing and mind reaching. Thank you Mr Burke.
  • Great Story and Prose

    5
    By Buffalo Bayou
    Great mystery and down-to-earth characters and plotting, imagined and told by one of America’s most talented wordsmiths. Every time you think Mr. Burke is at the top of his game, he raises the bar higher.
  • Another Winner

    5
    By Txtilly
    Didn’t think JLB could be better than before but in my opinion, this is his best. It has everything you love about his work. The prose, the storyline, development of Robicheaux, it’s all there. It’s all satiny intermingled. Thank you for another fun time.
  • Another classic to read more than once.

    5
    By JerBob1
    Just gets better. Astounding.

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