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    • The New Iberia Blues

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Detective Dave Robicheaux is fighting his demons to overcome his toughest case yet. There's something off about the relationship between mob boss Tony Nemo, local author Levon Broussard and New Orleans poster boy Jimmy Nightengale, and after a vicious assault, it's up to Robicheaux to uncover the truth. Complicating matters is the sudden death of T. J. Dartez, the New Iberian local responsible for Robicheaux's wife's death, and all are looking to the detective as the murderer. Can Robicheaux clear his name?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • James Lee Burke at his very best

    • By Boris Backache on 21-01-19

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Neon Rain

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    Dave Robicheaux has been warned that he's on somebody's hit list, and now the homicide detective is trying to discover just who that is before he ends up dead. Meanwhile he has taken on the murder investigation of a young black girl found dead in the Bayou swamp. Robicheaux uncovers a web of corruption that leads him to a terrifying confrontation with the one horror he fears most of all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best of Robicheaux

    • By D. Munro on 29-02-16

    Regular price: £15.69

    • Robicheaux

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Dave Robicheaux is a haunted man. Between his recurrent nightmares, his thoughts drift from one irreconcilable memory to the next. During a murder investigation, Dave Robicheaux discovers he may have committed the homicide he's investigating, one which involved the death of the man who took the life of Dave's beloved wife. As he works to clear his name, Robicheaux encounters a cast of characters and a resurgence of dark social forces that threaten to destroy all of those whom he loves.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not Burke's best, but still very good

    • By Elinor Dashwood on 15-03-18

    Regular price: £20.89

    • The Jealous Kind

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    On its surface life in Houston is as you would expect: drive-in restaurants, souped-up cars, jukeboxes, teenagers discovering their sexuality. Against this backdrop Aaron Holland Broussard discovers the poignancy of first love and a world of violence he did not know existed. When Aaron spots the beautiful Valerie Epstein fighting with her boyfriend, he inadvertently challenges the power of the Mob. He also discovers he must find the courage his father had found as an American soldier in the Great War

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best book I have read this year.

    • By teamsmugs on 27-05-17

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Rain Gods

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Running from a traumatic and chequered past to become sheriff of a dried-out, broken-down border town in south Texas, Sheriff Hackberry Holland soon finds himself dealing with more than just his own demons after nine dead prostitutes are dug up in the desert. The search for justice pits Holland against hired guns, unscrupulous pimps, drug dealers, and a psychotic killer known as The Preacher.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Beware the Preacher

    • By sarahmoose2000 on 23-08-10

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Glass Rainbow

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    When Dave Robicheaux gets the call saying his ex-partner Clete Purcel is in jail for felony assault and resisting arrest, bailing him out is instinctive. After all, Clete is the man who saved Dave's life. But Clete's latest escapade isn't just worrying because it shows his demons are gaining the upper hand; it also brings some of those demons into Dave's life, in the most personal way possible...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pleasant Surprise

    • By Derek on 01-11-11

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Purple Cane Road

    • Dave Robicheaux, Book 11
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Homicide investigator Dave Robicheaux is trying to help Letty Labinche, a New Liberia girl who is on death row for killing the man who molested her children. Through his investigations he happens upon Zipper Clum, a pimp who recognises Robicheaux through a 30-year haze. As his memories crystallise, he chooses to reveal some shocking revelations about Robicheaux's family that have serious consequences....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Vintage JLB

    • By Davey on 07-02-18

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Light of the World

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    Detective Dave Robicheaux, his wife Molly and daughter Alafair are vacationing in Montana. But evil, it seems, has followed them into this wild paradise. Someone is stalking Alafair, and Dave begins to suspect that it's a convicted serial killer she interviewed two years ago - even though he’s supposed to be dead. Is Alafair the target of a depraved serial killer, or has she unwittingly crossed paths with a murderous psychopath closer to home?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By S on 01-03-15

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Wayfaring Stranger

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    In 1934, 16-year-old Weldon Avery Holland confronts the notorious outlaws Bonnie and Clyde, resulting with Weldon firing a gun, unsure whether it hit its mark. Ten years later Second Lieutenant Weldon Holland barely survives the Battle of the Bulge, in the process saving the lives of Hershel Pine and a young prisoner of war, Rosita Lowenstein - a woman who holds the same romantic power over him as the beautiful Bonnie Parker.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wayfaring Stranger

    • By Des Appointed on 09-07-17

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Crusader's Cross

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    For Dave Robicheaux, life in Louisiana is filled with haunting memories of the past - images from Vietnam, the violent streets of New Orleans, and his own troubled youth. In Crusader's Cross, a deathbed confession from an old schoolmate resurrects a story of injustice, the murder of a young woman, and a time in Robicheaux's life he has tried to forget. Her name may or may not have been Ida Durbin. It was back in the innocent days of the 1950s when Robicheaux and his brother, Jimmie, met heron a Galveston beach.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Will Patton is a gem with a JLB story

    • By Simon M. Taylor on 07-04-13

    Regular price: £17.38

    • Creole Belle

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    Creole Belle finds Dave Robicheaux in a recovery unit in New Orleans, where a Creole girl named Tee Jolie Melton visits him. She 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…

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Back to old wonderful greatness

    • By Elinor Dashwood on 28-07-12

    Regular price: £21.79

    • Black Cherry Blues

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Mark Hammer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Dave Robicheaux had begun to put the pieces of his broken life together again when an old friend turned up on his doorstep, dredging up old memories and new threats.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Atmospheric, gripping, well paced

    • By Catherine on 04-05-14

    Regular price: £30.89

    • Feast Day of Fools

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    Sheriff Hackberry Holland patrols a small Southwest Texas border town with a deep and abiding respect for the citizens in his care. Still mourning the loss of his cherished wife and locked in a perilous almost-romance with his deputy, Pam Tibbs, a woman many decades his junior, Hackberry feeds off the deeds of evil men to keep his own demons at bay.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Genius

    • By Altitude103 on 10-05-12

    Regular price: £21.79

    • Jolie Blon's Bounce

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Mark Hammer
    • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    When Amanda Boudreau is raped and murdered, it's small-time black hustler Tee Bobby Hulin's prints that are found at the crime scene. Tee Bobby pleads innocence, but then attempts suicide in his holding cell. Why? Lawyer Perry LaSalles takes on the defence, but his motives are fuelled by guilt.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • What happened to Will Patton?!

    • By Leslie on 24-04-14

    Regular price: £17.39

    • Pegasus Descending

    • A Dave Robicheaux Novel
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Dave's inability to let things alone gets him involved with two very powerful criminals, both wanting to protect their sons from the trouble they court, and both with the attitude of the privileged and white. When a young black drug dealer gets on the wrong side of the boys, tensions run high and there are more needless deaths - causing Dave to come to blows with the FBI, the DA's office and a thug who has little regard for any life but his own.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Gritty insight into life in southern USA

    • By B Higson on 12-10-14

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Sunset Limited

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The forty-year-old crucifixion of a prominent labor leader named Jack Flynn remains an unsolved atrocity that has never been forgotten in New Iberia, Louisiana. When Flynn's daughter Megan, a photojournalist drawn to controversial subjects, returns to the site of her father's murder, it quickly becomes clear that her family's bloodstained past will not stay buried. Megan gives her old friend Dave Robicheaux a tip about a small-time criminal named Cool Breeze Broussard, scarcely suspecting that the seemingly innocuous case will lead Robicheaux and his partner into the midst of deadly conspiracy. Combining brilliant prose, crackling suspense, and an exquisite sense of character and place, Sunset Limited is a wrenching tale of historic violence and soiled redemption that reveals America's finest novelist at his masterful best.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very good, but...

    • By D. Allen on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Two for Texas

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Son Holland arrived in the Louisiana penal camp determined to escape - but he never imagined that in order to succeed he would need to kill a man. Terrified for his life, he flees the state across the river to Texas, taking with him a beautiful Indian squaw and a fellow prisoner. And as they make their way towards General Houston's infamous Texas Rangers, they find themselves in the midst of the final tragic battle for the Alamo.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Remember The Alamo

    • By B. Lawrenson on 20-04-17

    Regular price: £8.69

    • House of the Rising Sun

    • Hackberry Holland, Book 4
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    House of the Rising Sun is an epic tale of love, loss, betrayal, vengeance and retribution that follows Texas Ranger Hackberry Holland on his journey to reunite with his estranged son, Ishmael. After a violent encounter that leaves four Mexican soldiers dead, Hackberry escapes the country in possession of a stolen artifact, earning the ire of a bloodthirsty Austrian arms dealer who will do anything to recapture his prize, believed to be the mythic cup of Christ.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • In my humble opinion, not his best

    • By Lisa Crowe on 07-09-16

    Regular price: £20.89

    • In the Moon of Red Ponies

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    In a thrilling combination of haunting suspense and captivating villains, James Lee Burke treats readers to another Billy Bob Holland novel, set in beautiful and mysterious Montana. In the Moon of Red Ponies is Burke at his best - a novel defined by plot twists, breathtaking suspense, and a colourful cast of the unforgettable villains which have earned Burke critical praise and a bestselling readership.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well written detective thriller

    • By hfffoman on 18-06-14

    Regular price: £17.38

    • Lay Down My Sword and Shield

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Hack Holland is a product of the South, both old and new. Hard-drinking ex-POW and wealthy, progressive Democrat, he stands in the long shadow cast by his ancestors. When Holland's candidacy for a congressional seat brings him increasingly into conflict with those around him, his almost unwitting involvement with a violent civil rights conflict forces him to reassess his future - and his past....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • We want more Huck!

    • By Pete on 04-12-15

    Regular price: £18.79

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