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Black Cherry Blues, Burke, James Lee

Author Name    Burke, James Lee

Title   Black Cherry Blues

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Fine

Jacket Condition   Fine

Edition   First Edition

Size   8vo

Publisher   New York Little Brown Company 1989

Inscription   Signed by Author

Seller ID   005303

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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