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The Jealous Kind

The Jealous Kind

by James Lee Burke

From award-winning, New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke—an atmospheric, powerful, coming-of-age story set in 1950s Texas, as the specter of the Korean War looms.On its surface, life in Houston in the 1950s is as you’d expect:...

Narrator: Will Patton
Published: 08/30/2016
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Lay Down My Sword and Shield

Lay Down My Sword and Shield

by James Lee Burke

Now available on audio for the first time, the classic novel marking the debut of James Lee Burke’s Hack Holland. Hackberry Holland, cousin of beloved James Lee Burke hero Billy Bob Holland, made his debut in Lay Down My Sword and Shield, origi...

Narrator: Will Patton
Published: 02/16/2010
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Swan Peak

Swan Peak

by James Lee Burke

Trouble follows Dave Robicheaux. James Lee Burke's new novel finds Detective Robicheaux far from his New Iberia roots, attempting to relax in the untouched wilderness of rural Montana. He, his wife, and his buddy Clete Purcel have retreated to stay a...

Narrator: Will Patton
Published: 07/08/2008
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The Tin Roof Blowdown

The Tin Roof Blowdown

by James Lee Burke

In the waning days of summer, 2005, a storm with greater impact than the bomb that struck Hiroshima peels the face off southern Louisiana. This is the gruesome reality Iberia Parish Sheriff's Detective Dave Robicheaux discovers when he is deployed t...

Narrator: Will Patton
Published: 07/17/2007
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Bitterroot

Bitterroot

by James Lee Burke

Set in the rugged Bitterroot valley of Montana -- home to celebrities seeking to escape the pressures of public life and xenophobes dedicated to establishing a bulkhed of patriotic paranoia -- Bitterroot features Blly Bob Holland, former Texas Ranger ...

Narrator: Tom Stechschulte,W...
Published: 07/17/2012
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Wayfaring Stranger

Wayfaring Stranger

by James Lee Burke

From “America’s best novelist” (The Denver Post): A sprawling thriller drenched with atmosphere and intrigue that takes a young boy from a chance encounter with Bonnie and Clyde to the trenches of World War II and the oil fields alon...

Narrator: Will Patton
Published: 07/15/2014
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Last Car to Elysian Fields

Last Car to Elysian Fields

by James Lee Burke

For Dave Robicheaux, there is no easy passage home. New Orleans, and the memories of his life in the Big Easy, will always haunt him. To return there means visiting old ghosts and opening himself to new, yet familiar, dangers. When Robicheaux, a poli...

Narrator: Will Patton
Published: 09/23/2003
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The Burning of the Flag

The Burning of the Flag

by James Lee Burke

A short story from one of the country's most-acclaimed and popular novelists James Lee Burke's story collection, JESUS OUT TO SEA.

Narrator: Ron McLarty
Published: 07/10/2007
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Crusaders Cross

Crusader's Cross

by James Lee Burke

Critically 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. For Dave Robicheaux, life in Louisiana is filled with haunti...

Narrator: Will Patton
Published: 07/12/2005
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Rain Gods

Rain Gods

by James Lee Burke

When Hackberry Holland became sheriff of a tiny Texas town near the Mexican border, he'd hoped to leave certain things behind: his checkered reputation, his haunted dreams, and his obsessive memories of the good life with his late wife, Rie. But the d...

Narrator: Will Patton
Published: 07/14/2009
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The Glass Rainbow

The Glass Rainbow

by James Lee Burke

Beloved hero Detective Dave Robicheaux returns to his roots, becoming entangled in a series of murders connected with an ex-convict turned bestselling author. Another bestselling triumph from James Lee Burke. A brilliant prose stylist, a preternatural...

Narrator: Will Patton
Published: 07/13/2010
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Purple Cane Road

Purple Cane Road

by James Lee Burke

Dave Robicheaux has spent his life confronting the age-old adage that the sins of the father pass on to the son. But what was his mother's legacy? Dead to him since his youth, Mae Guillory has been shuttered away in the deep recesses of Robicheaux's m...

Narrator: Nick Sullivan,Will...
Published: 06/26/2012
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Heavens Prisoners

Heaven's Prisoners

by James Lee Burke

On the bayou, a bad moon is rising -- and Robicheaux's peace is shattered with a gunVietnam vet Dave Robicheaux has turned in his detective's badge, is winning his battle against booze, and has left New Orleans with his wife for the tranquil beauty of...

Narrator: Will Patton
Published: 05/01/1996
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Mist

Mist

by James Lee Burke

A short story from one of the country's most-acclaimed and popular novelists James Lee Burke's story collection, JESUS OUT TO SEA.

Narrator: Ron McLarty
Published: 07/10/2007
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The Neon Rain

The Neon Rain

by James Lee Burke

New York Times best-selling author James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux novels began with this first hard-hitting entry in the series. In The Neon Rain, Detective Robicheaux fishes a prostitute's corpse from a New Orleans bayou and finds that no one, not...

Dave Robicheaux #1
Narrator: Will Patton
Published: 05/19/2009
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Cimarron Rose

Cimarron Rose

by James Lee Burke

Texas attorney and former Texas Ranger Billy Bob Holland has many secrets. Among them is Vernon Smother's son, Lucas, a now-teenaged boy about whom few know the truth -- Lucas is really Billy Bob's illegitimate son. When Lucas is arrested for murder, ...

Narrator: Tom Stechschulte,W...
Published: 06/26/2012
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Light Of the World

Light Of the World

by James Lee Burke

“America’s best novelist” (The Denver Post) and “the reigning champ of nostalgia noir” (The New York Times Book Review) introduces his most evil character yet in the twentieth thriller in the bestselling Dave Robicheaux s...

Narrator: Will Patton
Published: 07/23/2013
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Heartwood

Heartwood

by James Lee Burke

Few writers in America today combine James Lee Burke's lush prose, cracking story lines, and tremendous sense of history and landscape. In Cimarron Rose, longtime fans of the Dave Robicheaux series found that the struggles of Texas defense attorney Bi...

Narrator: Alan Sklar,Will Pa...
Published: 06/26/2012
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In the Electric Mist With Confederate Dead

In the Electric Mist With Confede...

by James Lee Burke

PAST MEETS PRESENT IN THE LOUISIANA SWAMPSThe image of the dead girl's body lingered in detective Dave Robicheaux's mind as he drove home. After seeing the young victim's corpse, the last thing he needed to come across was a drunk driver. But when he ...

Narrator: Mark Hammer,Will P...
Published: 06/26/2012
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Cadillac Jukebox

Cadillac Jukebox

by James Lee Burke

When former Klansman and piney-woods outcast Aaron Crown is finally imprisoned for a decades-old murder, it is to Detective Dave Robicheaux that he proclaims his innocence loudest. Crown seems to be a lightning rod for every kind of trouble that the s...

Narrator: Mark Hammer
Published: 06/26/2012
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In the Moon of Red Ponies

In the Moon of Red Ponies

by James Lee Burke

In The Moon of Red Ponies, Billy Bob Holland discovers that jail cells have revolving doors and the bad guys are back and aching for revenge. Johnny American Horse is a young activist for land preservation and the rights of Native Americans. He is ch...

Narrator: Will Patton
Published: 06/08/2004
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Jolie Blons Bounce

Jolie Blon's Bounce

by James Lee Burke

When a beautiful teenage girl is killed, the victim of a particularly savage rape, New Iberia, Louisiana police detective Dave Robicheaux senses from the very start of the investigation that the most likely suspect -- Tee Bobby Hulin -- is not the act...

Narrator: Mark Hammer,Will P...
Published: 06/01/2002
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Feast Day of Fools

Feast Day of Fools

by James Lee Burke

Sheriff Hackberry Holland patrols a small Southwest Texas border town with a deep and abiding respect for the citizens in his care. Still mourning the loss of his cherished wife and locked in a perilous almost-romance with his deputy, Pam Tibbs, a wom...

Narrator: Will Patton
Published: 09/27/2011
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House of The Rising Sun

House of The Rising Sun

by James Lee Burke

INCLUDES AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH JAMES LEE BURKE!New York Times bestseller James Lee Burke returns with his latest masterpiece, the story of a father and son separated by war and circumstance—and whose encounter with the legendary Holy Grail...

Narrator: Will Patton
Published: 12/01/2015
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Creole Belle

Creole Belle

by James Lee Burke

Dave Robicheaux is back, in a gorgeously written, visceral thriller by James Lee Burke, “the heavy weight champ, a great American novelist whose work, taken individually or as a whole, is unsurpassed” (Michael Connelly).Creole Belle begins...

Narrator: Will Patton
Published: 07/17/2012
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The Night Johnny Ace Died

The Night Johnny Ace Died

by James Lee Burke

A short story from one of the country's most-acclaimed and popular novelists James Lee Burke's story collection, JESUS OUT TO SEA.

Narrator: Ron McLarty
Published: 07/10/2007
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Water People

Water People

by James Lee Burke

A short story from one of the country's most-acclaimed and popular novelists James Lee Burke's story collection, JESUS OUT TO SEA.

Narrator: Ron McLarty
Published: 07/10/2007
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Black Cherry Blues

Black Cherry Blues

by James Lee Burke

BACK IN THE UNDERWORLD HE TRIED TO LEAVE BEHINDHaunted by the memory of his wife's murder and his father's untimely death, ex-New Orleans cop Dave Robicheaux spends his days in a fish-and-tackle business. But when an old friend makes a surprise appear...

Narrator: Will Patton
Published: 12/01/1991
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Dixie City Jam

Dixie City Jam

by James Lee Burke

A FORGOTTEN NAZI SUB BRINGS OLD HATREDS TO THE SURFACEThey're out there, under the salt -- the bodies of German seamen who used to lie in wait at the mouth of the Mississippi for unescorted American tankers sailing from the oil refineries of Baton Rou...

Narrator: Mark Hammer,Will P...
Published: 06/26/2012
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White Doves at Morning

White Doves at Morning

by James Lee Burke

In a startling departure, James Lee Burke has written an epic story of love, hate and survival set against the tumultuous background of the Civil War and Reconstruction.At the center of the tale are James lee Burke's own ancestrors, Robert Perry, who ...

Narrator: Will Patton
Published: 07/17/2012
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Two for Texas

Two for Texas

by James Lee Burke

This James Lee Burke novel featuring Son Holland—the great-grandfather of later Burke’s Billy Bob Holland—as he flees a Louisiana prison camp with a Native American woman and a fellow prisoner in tow, is now available in audio.

Narrator: Will Patton
Published: 01/01/2013
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Sunset Limited

Sunset Limited

by James Lee Burke

Detective Dave Robicheaux returns to center stage in an incendiary new novel by James Lee Burke. A gripping tale of racial violence, class warfare, and the sometimes cruel legacy of Southern history, Sunset Limited is a stunning achievement, confirmin...

Narrator: Will Patton
Published: 06/26/2012
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Half of Paradise

Half of Paradise

by James Lee Burke

Heralded by the New York Times as an "impressive, passionate" debut, Half of Paradise was published when Burke was still in his twenties. Toussaint Boudreaux, a docker – hardworking and looking for a break – earns extra cash as a prize ...

Narrator: Mark Zeisler
Published: 12/03/2013
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Burning Angel

Burning Angel

by James Lee Burke

A BRUTAL LEGACY OF CRUELTY AND HATE IS AWAKENED IN THE BAYOUWhen Sonny Boy Marsallus returns to New Iberia after fleeingfor Central America to avoid the wrath of the powerful Giacanafamily, his old troubles soon follow. Meanwhile DaveRobicheaux become...

Narrator: Mark Hammer,Will P...
Published: 06/26/2012
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The Molester

The Molester

by James Lee Burke

A short story from one of the country's most-acclaimed and popular novelists James Lee Burke's story collection, JESUS OUT TO SEA.

Narrator: Ron McLarty
Published: 07/10/2007
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A Stained White Radiance

A Stained White Radiance

by James Lee Burke

Cajun police detective Dave Robicheaux knows the Sonnier family of New Iberia -- their connections to the CIA, the mob, and to a former Klansman now running for state office. And he knows their past -- as dark and murky as a night on the Louisiana bay...

Narrator: Mark Hammer,Will P...
Published: 06/26/2012
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The Tin Roof Blowdown

The Tin Roof Blowdown

by James Lee Burke

In the waning days of summer, 2005, a storm with greater impact than the bomb that struck Hiroshima peels the face off southern Louisiana. This is the gruesome reality Iberia Parish Sheriff's Detective Dave Robicheaux discovers when he is deployed t...

Narrator: Will Patton
Published: 07/17/2007
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The Village

The Village

by James Lee Burke

A short story from one of the country's most-acclaimed and popular novelists James Lee Burke's story collection, JESUS OUT TO SEA.

Narrator: Ron McLarty
Published: 07/10/2007
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The Convict and Other Stories

The Convict and Other Stories

by James Lee Burke

From one of the country’s most acclaimed and popular novelists comes a selection of a dozen short stories “that strike to the heart” (Publishers Weekly) set in James Lee Burke’s most beloved milieu, the Deep South. James Lee Bu...

Narrator: Henry Strozier
Published: 09/04/2012
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A Morning for Flamingos

A Morning for Flamingos

by James Lee Burke

Dave Robicheaux felt the bone-grinding pain rip through his body as the .45 did its damage. Through the agonizing haze that enveloped him, he heard an almost inhuman laugh-the hideous, victorious cackling of Jimmie Lee Boggs-a sound he would never for...

Dave Robicheaux #4
Narrator: Mark Hammer
Published: 12/04/2007
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Pegasus Descending

Pegasus Descending

by James Lee Burke

A troubled young woman breezes into Detective Robicheaux's hometown of New Iberia, Louisiana. She happens to be the daughter of his friend -- a friend he witnessed gunned down in a bank robbery, a tragedy that forever changed Robicheaux's life. The ...

Narrator: Will Patton
Published: 07/18/2006
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To the Bright and Shining Sun

To the Bright and Shining Sun

by James Lee Burke

A twisted spar whistled through the air like a cannon ball, cutting through the tops of two maple trees. The air became black with coal dust. As the last echo of the explosion began to thin in the distance, the boy could hear the leaves from the trees...

Narrator: Tom Stechschulte
Published: 04/02/2013
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Black Cherry Blues

Black Cherry Blues

by James Lee Burke

Dave Robicheaux had begun to put the pieces of his broken life together again when an old friend turned up on his doorstep, dredging up old memories and new threats.

Dave Robicheaux #3
Narrator: Mark Hammer
Published: 03/31/1993
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Winter Light

Winter Light

by James Lee Burke

A short story from one of the country's most-acclaimed and popular novelists James Lee Burke's story collection, JESUS OUT TO SEA.

Narrator: Ron McLarty
Published: 07/10/2007
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A Season of Regret

A Season of Regret

by James Lee Burke

A short story from one of the country's most-acclaimed and popular novelists James Lee Burke's story collection, JESUS OUT TO SEA.

Narrator: Ron McLarty
Published: 07/10/2007
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Why Bugsy Siegel Was a Friend of Mine

Why Bugsy Siegel Was a Friend of ...

by James Lee Burke

A short story from one of the country's most-acclaimed and popular novelists James Lee Burke's story collection, JESUS OUT TO SEA.

Narrator: Ron McLarty
Published: 07/10/2007
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Texas City 1947

Texas City, 1947

by James Lee Burke

A short story from one of the country's most-acclaimed and popular novelists James Lee Burke's story collection, JESUS OUT TO SEA.

Narrator: Ron McLarty
Published: 07/10/2007
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Jesus Out To Sea Collection

Jesus Out To Sea Collection

by James Lee Burke

In this moving collection of short stories, James Lee Burke elegantly marries his flair for gripping storytelling with his urbane writing style and complex, fascinating character portraits. The backdop of the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast proves to be ...

Narrator: Ron McLarty
Published: 06/05/2007
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The Lost GetBack Boogie

The Lost Get-Back Boogie

by James Lee Burke

Called "America's best novelist" by the Denver Post, James Lee Burke is well known for his award-winning Dave Robicheaux series. In this enthralling departure, Burke weaves the tale of Iry Paret. Released from prison after two years for manslaughter, ...

Narrator: Will Patton
Published: 12/04/2009
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