Black Cherry Blues: A Novel

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Little, Brown, Dec 15, 2011 - Fiction - 290 pages
In this Edgar Award-winning thriller, former Louisiana homicide cop Dave Robicheaux is trying to start a new life after the murder of his wife-but he can't escape his past forever.
Dave Robicheaux was once a Louisiana homicide cop. Now he's trying to start a new life, opening up a fishing business and caring for his adopted girl, Alafair.

Compared to Louisiana, Robicheaux thought Montana would be safe -- until two Native American activists suddenly go missing. When Robicheaux begins investigating, he is led into the dark world of the Mafia and oil companies. At the same time, someone from his past comes back to haunt him. Someone who was responsible for Robicheaux's flight from New Orleans -- someone who brutally murdered his wife -- and now is after young Alafair ...

Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel, Black Cherry Blues spans from the mystical streets of New Orleans to the endless mountains of Montana, and ranks among James Lee Burke's finest work -- an enduring classic , darkly beautiful and thrilling.

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User Review  - john.cooper - LibraryThing

A bit of a change of pace after the first two Robicheaux novels, this one focuses less on action and more on Robicheaux's character under extreme stress: a threat to his child, and the prospect of ... Read full review

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User Review  - gmmartz - LibraryThing

James Lee Burke is the novelist that just keeps on giving... to me. I picked up his first in the Robicheaux series about a month ago, loved it, thoroughly enjoyed the 2nd, and just completed the 3rd ... Read full review


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Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Hes not going to be unlimbering his equipment for a while
Chapter 12
Dodds If he had killed Darlene youd be the first person he would
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James Lee Burke is the New York Times bestselling, Edgar Award-winning author of twenty-four novels, including eighteen starring the Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux. Burke grew up on the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast, where he now lives with his wife Pearl. They also spend several months a year in Montana.

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