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Publisher Description

“America’s best novelist” James Lee Burke returns with another New York Times bestselling entry in the Dave Robicheaux thriller series (The Denver Post).

Set against the events of the Gulf Coast oil spill, rife with “the menaces of greed and violence and man-made horror” (The Christian Science Monitor), Creole Belle finds Dave Robicheaux languishing in a New Orleans recovery unit since surviving a bayou shoot-out. The detective’s body is healing; it’s his morphine-addled mind that conjures spectral visions of Tee Jolie Melton, a young woman who in reality has gone missing. An iPod with an old blues song left by his bedside turns Robicheaux into a man obsessed…And as oil companies assign blame after an epic disaster threatens the Gulf’s very existence, Robicheaux unearths connections between tragedies both global and personal—and faces down forces that can corrupt and destroy the best of men.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2012
July 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
544
Pages
PUBLISHER
Simon & Schuster
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
6.3
MB

Customer Reviews

PLStepp ,

Another Offering from a Master

Not Burke's best or most poetic, but beautiful nonetheless. The plot falls apart toward the end--or is the chaotic nature if the narrative just a reflection of the chaos around Robicheaux, the narrator? Regardless: the prose is gorgeous & sweet.

JayB III ,

Creole Belle

Having read almost all of Mr. Burke's books, I would rate this as one of the top three stories.

The descriptive words tell a story and paint a picture of South Louisiana this is correct in all aspects.

Being from Louisiana and having lived in New Iberia, I love his accuracy of locals and places. They all exist (or did exist at one time).

I read the book from cover to cover in one sitting.

Jay Burns

QV Daisy Mae ,

Creole Belle

Burke is simply the best writer of our time. His characters become our friends, or enemies. His descriptions of sights, smells and events make the reader feel as if he were there.

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