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In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead (Dave Robicheaux, Bk 6)
In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead - Dave Robicheaux, Bk 6
Author: James Lee Burke
ISBN-13: 9780380721214
ISBN-10: 038072121X
Publication Date: 7/1/1994
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 74 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
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The novel is set in Louisiana, where a serial killer is loose and a movie is being filmed. The story is rich in subplots and regional atmosphere. Misty bayou scenes in which images of life in the past and present mingle. "A fine example of noir fiction."
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This is my favorite James Lee Burke. He\'s a super writer.
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If you love Louisiana, suspense, the civil war re-enactments or history you will love this authors book. I couldn't put it down and it stayed with me even when I had to.
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The restless spectors wait in the shadows for a Cajun cop Dave Robicheaux-as he hunts for a serial butcher who is praying on the less than innoncent young. For these spirts are the guardians of his darkess torments-and they hold the key to his ultimate salvation...or fatal down fall.
SCIENCE FICTION
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I think this is one of the best in this series--evocative, descriptive, and some wonderful twists.
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this is 2 cassettes, 3 hours. A Dave Robieheaux's mystery. Really good.
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Great book. Don't watch the movie with Tommie Lee Jones, its terrible.
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School friend of Dave Robicheaux returns to Iberia. He is a mobster who no one has ever been able to pin anything on. Than Dave gets conflicting messages. Send him out of our town but wait maybe not he is backing a movie being made there that is bringing a lot of revenue. Very good story
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Great Dave Robicheaux story. I loved it.
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Burke's best!
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I really enjoyed this book on audio. The included imagery read in that Southern cajun patois was like sitting on the back porch of a lake house at sunset drinking a beer with the crickets singing in the background, listening to an interesting old story. The story begins with a rather gruesome murder, then twists, turns, ghosts, interesting characters, and old secrets make appearances along the way winding along to a satisfactory conclusion. With its 3 CD length, this book ended much too quickly. Has been made into a movie with Tommy Lee Jones - helps to have read the book to enjoy the movie.
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Note: This version is abridged.
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I jumped into the Dave Robicheaux series with this book on the recommendation of William Kent Krueger who likes Burke's books very much; based on this one book, I do too.
Great title which leads to one of the mysteries, exactly what and who did see what in the mist! Also, there are a series of interesting mysteries surrounding a central mystery. Complex characters as well as a complicated plot keep the story moving quickly.
This falls in the category of a darker mystery series, not an "English cozy" mystery.
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I enjoyed very much.
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Excellent book, the author puts you right there with the actors. I found that reading the book first then watching the movie is the best as the movie does leave alot out and you would not be in the dark about what is going on as much. Makes the movie easier to watch and understand what is going on.
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This is the first book I've read from Mr. Burke but it probably won't be the last. I found In the Electric Mist to be a very satisfying atmospheric thriller. Burke clearly loves New Orleans but doesn't hesitate to show the dark side of the Big Easy along with the beauty.
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I love James Lee Burke's books!! Only letting this one go because my husband bought me a duplicate-didn't look in my bookcase first!
It is in the Dave Robicheaux series set in Louisiana, about a serial killer involved with a movie company shooting on location in New Orleans
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Great Dave Robicheaux novel.
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#6 in Dave Robicheaux series
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One of my all time faves
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An excellent read! This was the second time I have read this novel, and I plan to read all
of Burke's work at least twice. His characters are so vivid you feel like you know them personally.
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Good book.
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Great Burke Book!
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Hollywood has sent its emissaries to New Iberia Parish to film a Civil War epicreawaking the ghosts of the past.