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PAST MEETS PRESENT IN THE LOUISIANA SWAMPS

The 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 saw the Cadillac fishtail across the road, Robicheaux knew the driver was in trouble. What Dave didn't realize, was that by pulling the car over, he was opening his murder case wider than he could ever imagine.

The driver, Elrod Sykes, in New Iberia to star in a movie, leads Dave to the skeletal remains of a black man that had washed up in the Atchafalaya swamp. So begins a mystery that takes Dave back to an unsolved murder — a murder that he witnessed in 1957. Haunted by the past as he confronts the gruesome present - day rape and murder of young prostitutes, Robicheaux must also contend with a new partner from the F.B.I., and the local criminal gentry. But for Dave, the answers he seeks lie somewhere in the bayou mist with the ghosts of soldiers long since forgotten...

A masterwork of detective fiction, In the Electric Mist With Confederate Dead is James Lee Burke's most suspenseful work to date.


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A masterwork of detective fiction--the most suspenseful, thematically dazzling accomplishment in the Robicheaux series. While Hollywood shoots a Civil War movie in the New Iberia parish, Robicheaux tries to contain local dissension about the way the movie company's money is making its way into the community--and gets busy with the real business of murder.

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Hollywood has sent its emissaries to New Iberia Parish to film a Civil War epic in the steaming mists of the Louisiana bayou — reawakening the ghosts of a past best left undisturbed.

The restless specters wait in the shadows for cajun cop Dave Robicheaux — as he hunts a serial butcher who is preying on the less-then-innocent young. For these spirits are the guardians of Robicheaux's darkest torments — and they hold the key to his ultimate salvation...or a final, fatal downfall.

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ISBN:
9780380721214
Author:
Burke, James Lee
Publisher:
Libri
Author:
Burke, James L.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Louisiana
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Police procedural
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Robicheaux, dave (fictitious character)
Subject:
Robicheaux, Dave
Subject:
General Fiction
Series Volume:
v. 88
Publication Date:
July 1994
Binding:
Mass Market Paperbound
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6.83x4.24x1.01 in. .40 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A masterwork of detective fiction--the most suspenseful, thematically dazzling accomplishment in the Robicheaux series. While Hollywood shoots a Civil War movie in the New Iberia parish, Robicheaux tries to contain local dissension about the way the movie company's money is making its way into the community--and gets busy with the real business of murder.
"Synopsis" by , Hollywood has sent its emissaries to New Iberia Parish to film a Civil War epic in the steaming mists of the Louisiana bayou — reawakening the ghosts of a past best left undisturbed.

The restless specters wait in the shadows for cajun cop Dave Robicheaux — as he hunts a serial butcher who is preying on the less-then-innocent young. For these spirits are the guardians of Robicheaux's darkest torments — and they hold the key to his ultimate salvation...or a final, fatal downfall.

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