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The Glass Rainbow

The Glass Rainbow

The eighteenth Detective Dave Robicheaux novel from the award-winning, Pulitzer nominated, James Lee Burke – ‘one of the finest crime writers America has ever produced’

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When Detective Dave Robicheaux gets a call saying his ex-partner Clete Purcell is in jail for assault, bailing him out is instinctive. After all, Clete is the man who saved his life.

The man Clete assaulted is a suspect in a series of murders, but his involvement is hidden behind his work with a charity aimed at getting vulnerable women off the streets.

As Robicheaux investigates, he is confronted with the possibility that the murders will lead him to a place of absolute darkness and living evil, connected to the one person he will do anything to protect: his daughter…

Praise for one of the great American crime writers, James Lee Burke:

‘James Lee Burke is the heavyweight champ, a great American novelist whose work, taken individually or as a whole, is unsurpassed.’ Michael Connelly

‘A gorgeous prose stylist.’ Stephen King

‘Richly deserves to be described now as one of the finest crime writers America has ever produced.’ Daily Mail

Fans of Dennis Lehane, Michael Connelly and Don Winslow will love James Lee Burke

Each James Lee Burke novel can be read as a standalone or in series order



Dave Robicheaux Series

1. The Neon Rain

2. Heaven’s Prisoners

3. Black Cherry Blues

4. A Morning for Flamingos

5. A Stained White Radiance

6. In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead

7. Dixie City Jam

8. Burning Angel

9. Cadillac Jukebox

10. Sunset Limited

11. Purple Cane Road

12. Jolie Blon’s Bounce

13. Last Car to Elysian Fields

14. Crusader’s Cross

15. Pegasus Descending

16. The Tin Roof Blowdown

17. Swan Peak

18. The Glass Rainbow

19. Creole Belle

20. Light of the World

21. Robicheaux

Hackberry Holland Series


1. Lay Down My Sword and Shield

2. Rain Gods

3. Feast Day of Fools

4. House of the Rising Sun

Billy Bob Holland Series

1. Cimarron Rose

2. Heartwood

3. Bitterroot

4. In The Moon of Red Ponies
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 11th November 2010

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781409116639

Reviews

James Lee Burke is the heavyweight champ, a great American novelist whose work, taken individually or as a whole, is unsurpassed.
Michael Connelly
A gorgeous prose stylist.
Stephen King
Richly deserves to be described now as one of the finest crime writers America has ever produced.
Daily Mail
There are not many crime writers about whom one might invoke the name of Zola for comparison, but Burke is very much in that territory. His stamping ground is the Gulf coast, and one of the great strengths of his work has always been the atmospheric background of New Orleans and the bayous. His big, baggy novels are always about much more than the mechanics of the detective plot; his real subject, like the French master, is the human condition, seen in every situation of society.
Independent
The king of Southern noir.
Daily Mirror
His lyrical prose, his deep understanding of what makes people behave as they do, and his control of plot and pace are masterly.
Sunday Telegraph
One of the finest American writers.
Guardian
When it comes to literate, pungently characterised American crime writing, James Lee Burke has few peers.
Daily Express