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1 Burke, James Lee Bitterroot
New York Simon & Schuster 2001 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New Signed by Author
This book is brand new and is in Very Fine condition. All corners are square and the textblock and binding are perfect. The dustjacket is also Very Fine and it is not price-clipped. James Lee Burke's novels featuring Billy Bob Holland contain wonderful writing as well as action and suspense. In Bitterroot, the former Texas Ranger leaves his home state to help a friend that is threatened by the most dangerous sociopath that Billy Bob had ever faced. The Great writer Elmore Leonard has said that "James Lee Burke tells a story in a style all his own, in language that's alive, electric. He's a master at setting mood, laying in atmosphere, all with quirky dialog that's a delight". Fine words from a Master writer. James Lee Burke is a remarkable writer, suspenseful and compelling. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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2 Burke, James Lee Black Cherry Blues
New York Little Brown Company 1989 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This is a fine copy of an early James Lee Burke Novel. In this masterful novel Burke proves himself both a brilliant storyteller and a prose stylist who ranks with the best in America. This book won the prestigious Edgar Award for best Mystery. This is the third Dave Robicheaux novel and if you have read James Lee Burke, you probably know and love this character. This book was acquired in the Author's home town of New Iberia, Louisiana and purchased from the bookstore that Burke often mentions in his books. The book is in Fine condition and has a very slight crease at the extreme fore-edge of the front board. It is on the right upper side and probably came from the publisher this way because it does not show itself on the edge or on the front pastedown endpaper. It did not come from being bumped or dropped. It is intrinsic to the volume. It is hardly noticable. There are four tiny, tiny spots on the fore-edge of the textblock. Otherwise the book is beautiful and Fine with a red wrap-around spine and silver lettering on that spine that is pristine and unfaded. The author has signed this novel directly on the title page. The dustjacket is just beautiful and is virtually as-new. There are no flaws and it is not price-clipped. The story deals with Dave's college roomate, a has-been rockabilly star, who makes a surprise appearance. Robicheaux is thrust into an escalating chain of events that take him back, ironically, to the very oil company that his father worked for. In coming to the aid of an old friend he entangles himself in a violent world that he had sworn to forsake. A world of ruthless Mafia goons, wily federal agents, and the continuing blandishments of the 'Water Spirits' who speak to him from a place where an unerring peace holds sway. Black Cherry Blues is one of Burke's very best books and his books are all great. It has unusual depth, range, and impact. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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3 Burke, James Lee Burning Angel
New York Hyperion 1995 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New Signed by Author
This is the First Edition of Burning Angel signed by the author.This hard cover First Edition is in as new condition and signed by the author on the title page. The book has never been read. The dustjacket is also in As New condition and it is not price-clipped. Burning Angel is James Lee Burke's consummate achievement. It is a story of the South and its tortured history, and of the irrevocable legacy of human cruelty. Burke sweeps you through an incredible story. Burke is from New Orleans and his writing is richly evocative of the modern as well as the old south. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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4 Burke, James Lee Cimarron Rose
New York Hyperion 1997 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine Signed by Author
In 1997, James Lee Burke, one of America's finest writers, published Cimarron Rose. The book introduced a new series that is full of all the power, beauty, and violence of the American West. This book is in Fine condition but for a Very small scratch to the front pastedown. It really does not detract from the beauty of the book. The textblock shows some slight toning. The book is inscribed by the author directly on the title page "To __ All the best, James Lee Burke".. This is a masterful novel of class warfare and the self-destructive violence of the youth culture. Burke evokes the spirit and reality of the American West and brings a new richness to his prose. Beautiful First Edition. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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5 Burke, James Lee Crusader's Cross
New York Simon & Schuster 2005 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This is a brand-new book and there are no flaws to report. In this masterful novel Burke proves himself both a brilliant storyteller and a prose stylist who ranks with the best in America. James Lee Burke's novels featuring the detective David Robicheaux have brought increasing numbers of readers to the dangerous streets of New Orleans and the surrounding bayou country of Louisiana. It is very true when the Washington Post says "He makes you feel the laden air pressing close, smell the peculiar sweetness of banana trees and stagnant water, taste boudin and fried shrimp'. His books are so atmospheric that they really do evoke the area where the action takes place. This novel is in very fine condition and the dustjacket is not price-clipped. It is signed by the author directly on the title page. In this book, Critically acclaimed and bestselling crime writer James Lee Burke returns to Louisiana where his ever-popular hero, Dave Robicheaux, sleuths his way through a hotbed of sin and uncertainty. This is a darkly suspenseful novel and as with all of Mr. Burke's literature, is a fine addition to modern fiction. Burke is simply one of our best living novelists. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 99.00 USD
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6 Burke, James Lee Dixie City Jam
New York Hyperion 1994 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This volume is in fine condition and a great example of this James Lee Burke novel. The dust-jacket is also in very fine condition and it is not price-clipped. It is a First Edition and a First Printing. It is signed directly on the title page by Mr. Burke. This is one of the novels in the 'Dave Robicheaux' series. Each novel stands alone and they do not have to be read in the order in which they were published. James Lee Burke stands head and shoulders over most writers of mysteries and thrillers. His method of writing is almost lyrical at times and his books are examples of Fine modern Literature and not simply mysteries. He has written almost thirty previous novels. In this novel the search for a Forgotten Nazi submarine sunk off the coast of New Orleans stirs up old hatreds submerged for just as long. Out there under the salt there are the bodies of German seamen who used to wait at the mouth of the Mississippi for unescorted American tankers sailing from the oil refineries of Baton Rouge to the Gulf. As a child, Dave Robicheaux has been haunted by the sailors' images. Then, as a young student he'd accidentally discovered one of their subs while scuba diving. Robicheaux, a detective with the New Iberia sheriff's office finds himself and his family at serious risk, stalked for his knowledge of a watery burial ground by a man who believes that the Holocaust was a big hoax. This book was purchased inBurke's home town of New Iberia at the bookstore that is mentioned in many of Burke's novels. James Lee Burke is my favorite writer of books of mystery and suspense and recently I took a vacation to visit New Iberia which is his home. It is a wonderful place in the very heart of Cajun country and this environment shows through in all of his novels. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 149.00 USD
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7 Burke, James Lee In the Electric Mist with the Confederate Dead
New York Hyperion 1993 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New Signed by Author
This is a Very Fine copy of one of James Lee Burke's Finest novels. It is a First Edition and a First Printing. It is signed by James Lee Burke directly on the title page. James Lee Burke's novels featuring the detective David Robicheaux have brought increasing numbers of readers to the dangerous streets of New Orleans and the surrounding bayou country. It is very true when the Washington Post says "He makes you feel the laden air pressing close, smell the peculiar sweetness of banana trees and stagnant water, taste boudin and fried shrimp". His books are so atmospheric that they really do evoke the area where the action takes place. There really are 'Confederate Dead' in this story and this makes the novel quite unusual. James Lee Burke is first a novelist and second a crime writer." The basic background of the story is that a movie crew has come to New Iberia (Burke's home), Louisiana to film a Civil War epic. Dave Robicheaux obtains information on an old unsolved crime involving the murder of a Black man that Robicheaux had actually witnessed as a college freshman. The old case continues to haunt him as he grapples with a more pressing contemporary horror, the serial rape and murder of young prostitutes. I have read just about all of the James Lee Burke novels and this is one of the finest and most collectible. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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8 Burke, James Lee In the Moon of Red Ponies
New York Simon & Schuster 2004 First Edition Cloth As New As New Signed by Author
This book is brand new and is in Very Fine condition. All corners are square and the textblock and binding are perfect. The dustjacket is also Very Fine and it is not price-clipped. James Lee Burke's novels featuring Billy Bob Holland contain wonderful writing as well as action and suspense. In his last novel featuring this character, Bitterroot, the former Texas Ranger left his home state to help a friend that was threatened by the most dangerous sociopath that Billy Bob had ever faced. After succeeding in that case Billy moved his family to west Montana to start his law practice. But in The Moon of the Red Ponies, he discovers that jail cells have revolving doors and that the government he had sworn to serve may have become his enemy. James Lee Burke is first a novelist and second a detective writer. The Great writer Elmore Leonard has said that "James Lee Burke tells a story in a style all his own, in language that's alive, electric. He's a master at setting mood, laying in atmosphere, all with quirky dialog that's a delight". Fine words from Master writer. James Lee Burke is a remarkable writer, suspenseful and compelling. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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9 Burke, James Lee Jolie Blon's Bounce
New York Simon & Schuster 2002 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
James Lee Burke is one of our finest modern writers. Anyone who has read him will probably know that he stands head and shoulders above most of the contemporary writers. His works are not only fun to read but they are fine literature. He has been called "America's Best Novelist" as well as "A poet of the mystery novel". He is also the recipient of two Edgar Awards for best crime fiction of the year. Mr Burke has announced that he will no longer be doing book signings so his signed first editions are now in higher demand. A beautiful teenage girl is killed, the victim of a particularly savage rape. Dave Robicheaux thinks that the most likely suspect, a drug addict and general bad guy, just does not fit the profile for this crime. Then another murder occurs and the victim is a drugged out prostitute who is the daughter of a local Mafia bigwig. This is another great story and great read from this most prolific author. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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10 Burke, James Lee Morning for Flamingos, A
New York Little Brown Company 1990 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author. Signed by Illustrator
James Lee Burke is one of our finest living novelists. His books are not just mysteries. They are written in a literary style that is both unique and beautiful. If you have not read Burke I highly recommend him to you. This book was acquired in the author's home town of New Iberia, Louisiana, deep in Cajun country. This is a Dave Robicheaux novel and it is the First edition and First printing. This is the fourth Robicheaux novel. Robicheaux is a main and continuing character in many of the novels of James Lee Burke. This is a most accomplished and action-packed novel. This book is in excellent condition. All four corners are square and the author has signed the book directly on the title page. There is a light scratch to the back board which really does not detract. The dustjacket shows the tiniest of shelf-wear to the extreme top and bottom of the spine panel. It is in no way significant. The dustjacket is not price-clipped. I consider this a fine copy of an early James Lee Burke novel (1990). Dave Robicheaux is a Cajun detective and this novel delivers a volatile mix of Mafia drug running and Cajun Voodoo magic, as Dave goes undercover into the sleepy, torrid depths of the New Orleans criminal world. A real page-turner this volume will be enjoyed by all who love good writing. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 275.00 USD
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11 Burke, James Lee Rain Gods
New York Simon & Schuster 2009 First Edition Hard Cover As New Fine Signed by Author
James Lee Burke is one of our finest living novelists. His books are not just mysteries. They are written in a literary style that is both unique and beautiful. If you have not read Burke I highly recommend him to you. This book was acquired in the author's home town of New Iberia, Louisiana, deep in Cajun country. The book is in Very Fine condition and is signed by the author directly on the title page. All corners are square and the dustjacket is in Very Fine condition as well. It is not Price-clipped. The story involves a man named Hackberry Holland who has become sheriff of a tiny Texas town near the Mexican border. He had hoped to leave certain things behind him: his checkered reputation, his haunted dreams, and the obsessive memories of the good life with his late wife. But the discovery of the bodies of nine illegal aliens, machined gunned to death and buried in a shallow grave behind a church, soon makes it clear that he won't escape so easily. All of James Lee Burke's novels are wonderful reads and he stands head and shoulders over most modern writers, This is a beautiful book that will be a joy to read and collect. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 89.00 USD
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12 Burke, James Lee Stained White Radiance, A
New York Hyperion 1992 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Signed by Author
This book is brand new and is in Very Fine condition. All corners are square and the textblock and binding are perfect. The dustjacket is also Very Fine and it is not price-clipped. James Lee Burke's novels featuring the detective David Robicheaux have brought increasing numbers of readers to the dangerous streets of New Orleans and the surrounding bayou country. It is very true when the Washington Post says "He makes you feel the laden air pressing close, smell the peculiar sweetness of banana trees and stagnant water, taste boudin and fried shrimp. James Lee Burke is first a novelist and second a detective writer." His lyrical prose really does describe Louisiana as it is. Living in a neighboring state to Louisiana I have had occasion to visit there and James Lee Burke hits the nail right on the head. He is a remarkable writer, suspenseful and compelling. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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13 Burke, James Lee Swan Peak
New York Simon & Schuster 2008 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This volume is in Very Fine condition and a beautiful example of this James Lee Burke novel. The dust-jacket is also in Very Fine condition and it is not price-clipped. It is a First Edition and a First Printing. It is signed directly on the otherwise blank page following the ffep page by Mr. Burke. This is one of the novels in the 'Dave Robicheaux' series. Each novel stands alone and they do not have to be read in the order in which they were published. James Lee Burke stands head and shoulders over most writers of mysteries and thrillers. His method of writing is almost lyrical at times and his books are examples of Fine modern Literature and not simply mysteries. He has written twenty-six previous novels. This novel finds Dave Robicheaux far from his New Iberia roots, attempting to relax in the untouched wilderness of rural Montana. He, his wife, and his buddy Clete Purcell have retreated to an old friend’s ranch hoping to spend their time fishing and enjoying their distance from the harshness of post-Katrina Louisiana. The serenity is soon shattered when two college students are found brutally murdered in the hills behind where they are staying. This is an expertly drawn, gripping story and a wonderful read. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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14 Burke, James Lee Tin Roof Blowdown, The
Norwalk CT Easton Press 1st Thus Full-Leather As New No Jacket as Issued Signed by Author
This book is brand new and still in the original publisher's shrinkwrap. The book is signed by the author. James Lee Burke is much more than a mystery writer. Anyone who has read his books knows that this author can really write. Certainly one of the best contemporary novelists, Burke has written bestseller after bestseller. This is Mr. Burke's latest Dave Robicheaux story. No writer could capture the horror of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans like James Lee Burke. He brings his characters right into the danger and devastation of that time. He evokes the spirit of New Orleans like no other writer. The power and originality of his work is amazing. A Wonderful book. This beautiful book is bound in full-tooled leather with satin moiré endpapers, satin ribbon bookmark and 22kt gold on the spine. The spine has raised bands in the style of classic bookbinding. Beautiful gilt designs ornament the front as well as the back boards. The paper was made especially for this edition. The leather was cut entirely by hand. It includes a certificate of authenticity and a descriptive card laid in with biographical information as well as a few words about the book itself. Published by Easton Press it is a volume of heirloom quality and will be treasured for generations to come. 
Price: 189.00 USD
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15 Burke, James Lee White Doves at Morning- a Novel of the American Civil War
New York Simon and Schuster 2003 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
James Lee Burke is one of our finest living novelists. His books are not just suspense and detective novels and this work is completely different. His books are written in a literary style that is both unique and beautiful. This novel is somewhat unusual for Mr. Burke. The volume was acquired in Burke's hometown of New Iberia, Louisiana from the bookstore that he so often mentions in his novels. The book is signed by the author directly on the title page. This is the First Edition as well as the First printing.The book is brand new and in very fine condition. The dustjacket is also in very fine condition and it is not price-clipped. Set in Louisiana and spanning the years 1864-1868, this passionate novel of the Civil War tells the story of the author's ancestor and Confederate soldier Willie Burke. Willie is a classic Burke hero and is moral to the point of lunacy. Willie is soon in conflict with his superiors. The juncture of Willie Burke and the Confederate Army is akin to the meeting of a wrecking ball and a crystal shop. Many of the characters in this wonderful novel are based on actual historical figures. 'White Doves at Morning' unlike most books with war as their theme, does not concentrate on battles but instead looks to the edges of Grand events: The detritus that wars create, the human cost, and the terrible aftermath. A wonderful and compelling read. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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16 Burke, James Lee White Doves at Morning- a Novel of the American Civil War
London Orion Press 2003 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
James Lee Burke is one of our finest living novelists. His books are not just mysteries and this work is completely different. His books are written in a literary style that is both unique and beautiful. This novel is somewhat unusual for Mr. Burke. The volume was acquired in Burke's hometown of New Iberia, Louisiana from the bookstore that he so often mentions in his novels. The book is signed by the author directly on the title page. This is the First United Kingdom Edition as well as the First printing and seems to be fairly scarce. The book is brand new and in very fine condition. The dustjacket is also in very fine condition and it is not price-clipped. Set in Louisiana and spanning the years 1864-1868, this passionate novel of the Civil War tells the story of the author's ancestor and Confederate soldier Willie Burke. Willie is a classic Burke hero and is moral to the point of lunacy. Willie is soon in conflict with his superiors. The juncture of Willie Burke and the Confederate Army is akin to the meeting of a wrecking ball and a crystal shop. Many of the characters in this wonderful novel are based on actual historical figures. 'White Doves at Morning' unlike most books with war as their theme, does not concentrate on battles but instead looks to the edges of Grand events: The detritus that wars create, the human cost, and the terrible aftermath. A wonderful and compelling read. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 195.00 USD
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