Black Cherry Blues: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

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HarperCollins, Nov 27, 2012 - Fiction - 416 pages

Winner of the Edgar award for best novel

Evil crept into Dave Robicheaux's bayou world one night and destroyed the woman he loved. Now it's threatening the life of his innocent child.

Framed for murder, the Cajun ex-cop is traveling far from his Louisiana home to clear his name, to help a friend, to save what remains of his family—seeking justice and revenge in the Big Sky Country of Montana.

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User Review  - TobinElliott - LibraryThing

Overall, the superior writing elevates some less-than-superior plot points for this novel. Burke is a phenomenal writer, and can evoke a mood, or an atmosphere, or a locale with ease. His characters ... Read full review

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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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About the author (2012)

James Lee Burke is the author of nineteen novels, including eleven starring the Detective Dave Robicheaux. Burke grew up on the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast, where he now lives with his wife, Pearl, and spends several months of the year in Montana.

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