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The Fontenot family has lived as sharecroppers on Bertrand land for as long as anyone in New Iberia, Louisiana, can remember. So why are they now being forced from their homes? And what does the murder of Della Landry--the girlfriend of New Orleans fixer Sonny Boy Marsallus--have to do with it?

Marsallus's secrets seem tied to those of the Fontenots. But can Detective Dave Robicheaux make sense of it all before there is more bloodshed? In James Lee Burke's intense and powerful new bestseller, Robicheux digs deep into the bad blood and dirty secrets of Louisiana's past--while having to confront a rag-tag alliance of local mobsters and hired assassin.

About the Author

James Lee Burke was born in Houston, Texas, in 1936 and grew up on the Texas-Louisiana gulf coast. He attended Southwestern Louisiana Institute and later received a B. A. Degree in English and an M. A. from the University of Missouri in 1958 and 1960 respectively. Over the years he worked as a landman for Sinclair Oil Company, pipeliner, land surveyor, newspaper reporter, college English professor, social worker on Skid Row in Los Angeles, clerk for the Louisiana Employment Service, and instructor in the U. S. Job Corps.

He and his wife Pearl met in graduate school and have been married 48 years, they have four children: Jim Jr., an assistant U.S. Attorney; Andree, a school psychologist; Pamala, a T. V. ad producer; and Alafair, a law professor and novelist who has 4 novels out with Henry Holt publishing.

Burke's work has been awarded an Edgar twice for Best Crime Novel of the Year. He has also been a recipient of a Breadloaf and Guggenheim Fellowship and an NEA grant. Two of his novels, Heaven's Prisoners and Two For Texas, have been made into motion pictures. His short stories have been published in The Atlantic Monthly, New Stories from the South, Best American Short Stories, Antioch Review, Southern Review, and The Kenyon Review. His novel The Lost Get-Back Boogie was rejected 111 times over a period of nine years, and upon publication by Louisiana State University press was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

Today he and his wife live in Missoula, Montana, and New Iberia, Louisiana.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786860821
Author:
Burke, James Lee
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Louisiana
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Organized crime
Subject:
Louisiana Race relations Fiction.
Subject:
Organized crime -- Louisiana -- Fiction.
Subject:
Robicheaux, Dave
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
19960801
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.58x6.47x1.26 in. 1.53 lbs.
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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