James Lee Burke is the author of many previous novels, several featuring Detective Dave Robicheaux. He won the EDGAR AWARD in 1998 for CIMARRON ROSE, while BLACK CHERRY BLUES won the EDGAR in 1990 and SUNSET LIMITED was awarded the CWA GOLD DAGGER in 1998. He lives with his wife, Pearl, in Missoula, Montana and New Iberia, Louisiana.
The prose is, as always, dreamily fabulous as Robicheaux, one of American crime fiction's great knight errants, embarks on one last tilt against evil's windmills. * The Irish Times * The prose is, as always, dreamily fabulous as Robicheaux, one of American crime fiction's great knight errants, embarks on one last tilt against evil's windmills. * IRISH TIMES * The New Iberia Blues should be greeted with a fanfare of trumpets: it is a masterpiece -- Michael Henderson * THE SPECTATOR * Once again James Lee Burke has created a phantasmagoric fable set amid the rank luxuriance of the Louisiana bayous ... The fact that this gruesome, stunningly beautiful novel ends on a note of hope is testament to Burke's narrative genius -- Mark Sanderson * EVENING STANDARD * James Lee Burke is a wonderful writer with a particular talent for describing the light and landscape of Louisiana -- Natasha Cooper * LITERARY REVIEW * After 22 books, Burke's Dave Robicheaux novels have established their own unforgettable world ... Utterly unique -- John Williams * MAIL ON SUNDAY * One of crime fiction's great creations. He's like no other cop. Haunted by the Vietnam War, prone to violence, heavy drinking and fits of depression, he emerges as a flawed man of honour, an enemy of injustice and of racial hatred. And Burke is like no other crime writer, his prose is lyrical, swirling and nostalgic. -- Marcel Berlins * THE TIMES * A gripping thriller from a master of the form * I paper *