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In the Electric Mist with the Confederate Dead, Burke, James Lee

Author Name    Burke, James Lee

Title   In the Electric Mist with the Confederate Dead

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   As New

Jacket Condition   As New

Edition   First Edition

Size   8vo

Publisher   New York Hyperion 1993

Inscription   Signed by Author

Seller ID   005508

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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