Order of James Lee Burke Books
James Lee Burke is an American author who specializes in mysteries. Burke is best known for his Dave Robicheaux series, two of which have been adapted to film. Burke has also written seven crime novels.
James Lee Burke has been writing ever since 1965 and continues to this day. Below is a list of James Lee Burke’s work in order of when it was published:
Publication Order of Dave Robicheaux Books
Publication Order of Hackberry Holland Books
Publication Order of Billy Bob Holland Books
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
|Half of Paradise||(1965)|
|To The Bright and Shining Sun||(1970)|
|Two for Texas||(1982)|
|The Lost Get-Back Boogie||(1986)|
|White Doves at Morning||(2002)|
Publication Order of Short Stories
Publication Order of Short Story Collections
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James Lee Burke Synopsis: In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead is the sixth novel in the Dave Robicheaux mystery series, where Dave is having a series of visions involving Confederate soldiers under General John Bell Hood. A severely mutilated body belonging to a young woman is found in a ditch of New Iberia, Louisiana and then busts a movie star for drunk driving. The movie star (Elrod Sykes) tells Robicheaux about a skeleton they found while filming a movie back in 1957 – exactly where Robicheaux had witnessed a black man being murdered by two white men. Now, a guilt-ridden Robicheaux must identify the victim while at the same time, more young women are being killed. In The Electric Mist with Confederate Dead was adapted to film (dropping the “with Confederate Dead” part of the title) in 2009. The film was a co-production between France and the United States. The film starred Tommy Lee Jones as Robicheaux and John Goodman.
James Lee Burke Reader Reviews:
Submitted by Mariana D.
After reading Purple Cane Road, I’m hooked! This is one of the most elegantly written crime novels I’ve ever read. He has introduced me to the Louisiana that is cloaked in mystique and a false enchantment that hides generations of hidden sins. I can’t put down the Dave Robicheaux books. A Big thanks to James Lee Burke for writing this truly satisfying, thoroughly engrossing page turner.