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The New Iberia blues. #22 / James Lee Burke.

Burke, James Lee, 1936- author. (Author).
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  • 2 of 4 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fosston Public Library M BUR (Text) 33500012834438 New Checked out 06/05/2019
Mahnomen Public Library M BUR (Text) 33500012834446 New Checked out 06/08/2019
Godel Memorial-Warren Library BUR (Text) 35500006127953 Main Available -
Warroad Public Library BUR (Text) 35500006127946 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781501176876 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1501176870 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 447 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019.

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Summary, etc.: Detective Dave Robicheaux's world isn't filled with too many happy stories, but Desmond Cormier's rags-to-riches tale is certainly one of them. Robicheaux first met Cormier on the streets of New Orleans, when the young, undersized boy had foolish dreams of becoming a Hollywood director. Twenty-five years later, when Robicheaux knocks on Cormier's door, it isn't to congratulate him on his Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. Robicheaux has discovered the body of a young woman who's been crucified, wearing only a small chain on her ankle. She disappeared near Cormier's Cyrpemort Point estate, and Robicheaux, along with young deputy, Sean McClain, are looking for answers. Neither Cormier nor his enigmatic actor friend Antoine Butterworth are saying much, but Robicheaux knows better. As always, Clete Purcel and Davie’s daughter, Alafair, have Robicheaux’s back. Clete witnesses the escape of Texas inmate, Hugo Tillinger, who may hold the key to Robicheaux’s case. As they wade further into the investigation, they end up in the crosshairs of the mob, the deranged Chester Wimple, and the dark ghosts Robicheaux has been running from for years. Ultimately, it’s up to Robicheaux to stop them all, but he’ll have to summon a light he’s never seen or felt to save himself, and those he loves.
Language Note: In English.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 December #2
    *Starred Review* At 82, Burke just keeps getting better, his familiar theme of an idyllic past at war with a demon-drenched present taking on more subtle levels of meaning; his storied lyricism drawing on a new range of powerfully resonant minor chords; his now-iconic characters—Cajun police detective Dave Robicheaux and Dave's running buddy and guardian angel, Clete Purcell (a heart as big as the world)—feeling weighed down by the burden of age yet at the same time emboldened by the knowledge that although we would never change the world . . . the world would never change us. In this twenty-second Robicheaux novel, Dave is again threatened by forces from within and without, but this time, those forces interact to produce a kind of nuclear reaction on the lives of Robicheaux, his loved ones, and the inhabitants of New Iberia, Louisiana. It begins with the first of a series of ritualistic murders—a woman crucified and floating on a barge near the estate of a local boy made good, Hollywood director Desmond Cormier. As Dave and new partner Bailey Ribbons investigate, Dave becomes convinced that either Cormier or one of his entourage is deeply involved in the killings, causing strained relations with Dave's daughter, Alafair, now a novelist and screenwriter who is working on a film with Cormier. Further seasoning the stew, Dave finds himself attracted to the much-younger Bailey, filling his mind with thoughts and desires that boded well for no one. And, yet, there are signs of hope here—even a glimmer of marriage between past and present—that give the novel a new dimension, but not before an all-stops-out finale with the power of cannon fire in the 1812 Overture. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: A new Dave Robicheaux novel will always be a major publishing moment, and this one is bigger than most. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Robicheaux, Dave (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Police > Louisiana > New Iberia > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
New Iberia (La.) > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation.
Robicheaux, Dave (Fictitious character)
Louisiana > New Iberia.
Prisoners > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Robicheaux, Dave (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Private investigators > Louisiana > New Iberia > Fiction.
Organized crime > Fiction.
New Iberia (La.)
Louisiana > Social life and customs > Fiction.
Louisiana > Fiction.
FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)
Mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Historical fiction.

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