Crusader's Cross

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Large Print Press, 2006 - Fiction - 533 pages
A New York Times BestsellerA Two-time Edgar Award-winning AuthorCritically acclaimed and bestselling crime writer James Lee Burke returns to Louisiana where his ever-popular hero, Dave Robicheaux, sleuths his way through a hotbed of sin and uncertainty.Back in the innocent days of the 1950s when Robicheaux and his brother, Jimmie, met Ida Durbin, Jimmie fell for her hard - not knowing she was a prostitute on infamous Post Office Street, with ties to the mob. Then Ida was abduct and never seen again. Now, decades later, Robicheaux is asking questions and a couple of redneck deputy sheriffs make it clear that asking questions is a dangerous game. With a series of horrifying murders and the sudden appearance of Valentine Chalons and his sister, Honoria, a disturbed and deeply alluring woman, Robicheaux is soon involved not only with the Chalons family but with the murderous energies of the New Orleans underworld.James Lee Burke is the author of over twenty-two novels, including New York Times bestsellers Bitterroot, Sunset Limited, Cimarron Rose, Cadillac Jukebox, Burning Angel, Dixie City Jam, and Purple Cane Road. James Lee Burke lives in Missoula, Montana, and New Iberia, Louisiana.

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User Review  - shadowelf76 - LibraryThing

Meh. I'm not really sure how to review this. I've followed the Dave Robicheaux novels forever (albeit not always in order). Usually I love them and would give it 5 stars without hesitation. This one ... Read full review

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User Review  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

Since we were on our way to Louisiana as a way to celebrate retirement I decided I should read some of the books by James Lee Burke that I had sitting on my shelf. Crusader’s Cross is #15 in the Dave ... Read full review


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James Lee Burke, winner of two Edgar awards, is the author of nineteen previous novels, many of them "New York Times" bestsellers, including "Cimmaron Rose", Cadillac Jukebox", & "Sunset Limited". He & his wife divide their time between Missoula, Montana, & New Iberia, Louisiana.

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