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Creole Belle

A novel in the Dave Robicheaux series, acclaimed as ´one of the wonders of American crime fiction´ (MAIL ON SUNDAY)

Dave is in a recovery unit in New Orleans, where a Creole girl named Tee Jolie Melton visits him and leaves him an iPod with the country blues song ´Creole Belle´ on it. Then she disappears. Dave becomes obsessed with the song and the memory of Tee Jolie and goes in search of her sister, who later turns up inside a block of ice floating in the Gulf. Meanwhile, there has been an oil well blowout on the Gulf, threatening the cherished environs of the bayous.

CREOLE BELLE is James Lee Burke at his very best, with beloved series hero Dave Robicheaux leading the charge against the destruction of both the land and the people he has sworn to protect.

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There are not many crime writers about whom one might invoke the name of Zola for comparison, but Burke is very much in that territory. His stamping ground is the Gulf coast, and one of the great strengths of his work has always been the atmospheric background of New Orleans and the bayous. His big, baggy novels are always about much more than the mechanics of the detective plot; his real subject, like the French master, is the human condition, seen in every situation of society. INDEPENDENT
Portrait
James Lee Burke is the author of nineteen novels, including eleven starring the Detective Dave Robicheaux. Burke grew up on the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast, where he now lives with his wife, Pearl, and spends several months of the year in Montana.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 560
Erscheinungsdatum 01.11.2013
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-4091-0926-6
Verlag Orion Publishing Group
Maße (L/B/H) 198/130/38 mm
Gewicht 445
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