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Purple Cane Road (Davd Robicheaux, Bk 11)
Purple Cane Road - Davd Robicheaux, Bk 11
Author: James Lee Burke
From Edgar Award-winner James Lee Burke comes this emotional powerhouse of a novel in which everyman hero Dave Robicheaux confronts the secrets of his long-forgotten past in a shattering tale of revenge, murder, and a mother's haunting legacy. — Robicheaux first hears it from a pimp eager to trade information for his life: Mae Guillory was murder...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780440224044
ISBN-10: 0440224047
Publication Date: 5/8/2001
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 81 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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reviewed Purple Cane Road (Davd Robicheaux, Bk 11) on + 44 more book reviews
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James Lee Burke is one of my favorite authors. His Dave Robichaux is a man with an edgy past which adds to the interest. Burke makes the bayou country of Louisiana so vivid with his descriptions you almost feel like you are in a pirogue floating under the mossy trees with him. Wonderful twists and turns in his storyline, too.
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"No one renders a setting like James Lee Burke. ...the teeming bayous, the seedy streets and the sweat-drenched atmosphere of Louisiana at its finest and most corrupt. It also give us Dave Robicheaux at his 12-steping and most deeply conflicted best. It is a compelling read." -Elizabeth George
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Classic Burke.......Great!
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Excellent!
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Another great Dave Robicheaux. I believe I have read them all, and I have never been disapointed.
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reviewed Purple Cane Road (Davd Robicheaux, Bk 11) on + 2 more book reviews
I love Burke and this one was great also. He just picks you up and sits you down in the middle of the parrish and New Orleans. Also his descriptions make you fell the wind, hear the rain and sweat tolerating the humidity. Characters are fully developed. Robicheaux is perfect and Clete you can never forget. His book are just some of my favorites and keepers
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This is the first James Lee Burke book I ever read, and it hit me like a ton of bricks...I absolutely could not put it down! JLB is a SUPERB writer, and not only can he tell a great story, with characters you come to know as well as your own friends and family, but he can evoke the Louisiana landscape like nobody else I've ever read. After reading this book, I was hooked...and now I've read everything James Lee Burke has ever written, (and I'm also reading books written by his real-life daughter, Alafair, who is a character in so many of his books - you can almost watch her grow up if you read his books in chronological order). He sets most of his stories in South Louisiana, and no one gets it right like JLB. The descriptions of the Louisiana landscape, with its dreamy, slow-moving bayous and dreamy, slow-moving way of life, the New Orleans he loves, the dialogue that is right on, even the history and culture of the Acadian, or 'Cajun' people (and in New Orleans, the Creoles)...he gets it all right, and you can tell he loves the place he lives and writes about. (Can you tell I'm a Louisiana lady?) :-)

Since the story is well-described, I won't attempt another description. But I will say that I believe anyone who enjoys a good mystery with in-depth characterizations and plenty of twists and turns, should truly enjoy the incomparable James Lee Burke.

This is in my Top Ten favorite books!

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