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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.

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The bestselling author of Dixie City Jam mesmerizes readers with another entry in his brilliant series that features Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux. Here Dave finds himself entangled with the affairs of the Fontenot family, descendants of sharecroppers who are in danger of losing the land they've lived on for more than 100 years.

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Helping the Fontenot family of sharecroppers from being forced away from their longtime home, detective Dave Robicheaux discovers a link between the eviction and the murder of a New Orleans fixer's girlfriend. Reprint. Tour. PW.

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.

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Carrita, August 28, 2012 (view all comments by Carrita)
all james lee burke stores are excellent whether it be billy bob holland or dave robicheau - this is an excellent author who knoes how to write and holds the readers attention - for wanting to read more of his books. i am currently reading one of the billy bob holland series and these books are hard to put down. you feel like you really know the character. i admire the author who lives in missoula, montana, now and am mad that my daughter - adult - didntt meet him or read his books before she moved to belgrade out of bozeman. this man can WRITE.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780786889044
Author:
Burke, James Lee
Author:
Trinko
Publisher:
Hyperion
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Louisiana
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Organized crime
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Robicheaux, dave (fictitious character)
Subject:
Robicheaux, Dave
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st mass market ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Dave Robicheaux Mysteries Paperback
Series Volume:
#18
Publication Date:
19960801
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in 7.68 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , The bestselling author of Dixie City Jam mesmerizes readers with another entry in his brilliant series that features Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux. Here Dave finds himself entangled with the affairs of the Fontenot family, descendants of sharecroppers who are in danger of losing the land they've lived on for more than 100 years.
"Synopsis" by , Helping the Fontenot family of sharecroppers from being forced away from their longtime home, detective Dave Robicheaux discovers a link between the eviction and the murder of a New Orleans fixer's girlfriend. Reprint. Tour. PW.
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