Dixie City Jam (Dave Robicheaux #7)
A FORGOTTEN NAZI SUB BRINGS OLD HATREDS TO THE SURFACE
They're out there, under the salt -- the bodies of German seamen who used to lie in wait at the mouth of the Mississippi for unescorted American tankers sailing from the oil refineries of Baton Rouge out into the Gulf of Mexico.
As a child, Dave Robicheaux had been haunted by the sailors' images; then, as a young col...more
Happy that I started with book number one because it lays out the development of Robicheaux otherwise I might think the guy is just simply crazy. He is certainly prone to violence but doles it out careful ...more
I suspect I have an edge as compared to most Burke fans. I have resided in the French Quarter so aptly described in the Burke novels. I've seen corruption and the broken infrastructure (pre-Katrina), smelled the molded heat lifting up from the pavement after a roaring rain, have had my shirt cling to my skin within two minutes of stepping outdoors, choked on the heat surrounding me, a humidity that I could carve with a steak knife. I've seen the above ground cemetery's filled with the ...more
Was hat ein gesunkenes U-Boot der Nazis vor der Küste Louisianas zu suchen? Warum haben plötzlich dubiose Geschäftemacher Interesse an dem Wrack? Und vor allem, was hat Dave Robicheaux damit zu schaffen? Ganz einfach - einer der Interessenten ist Hippo Bimstine, und ...more
Sono giunto al settimo volume della serie di Dave Robicheaux creata da James Lee Burke e, a parte Piccola notte Cajun, tutti i libri meritano 4 stelle.
Da Pioggia al Neon a L'occhio del Ciclone, una sequenza di romanzi tra il noir e il poliziesco, godibilissimi, uno stile unico, ambientazioni straordinarie e quella capacità di far amare un protagonista con la sua forza e le sue d ...more
Batist is the too-obvious plot set up at the beginning of this book to motivate why Robicheaux would contin ...more
Dixie City Jam is not the best of the Dave Robicheaux series, but it is a good book. The enemy, Buchalter, is a bit unbelievable. Also the relationship between the fake nun and Bootsie could have been explored more in depth. But we do get to see a lot of Cletus Percell in the book, and Cletus is a f ...more
Still, one of my favorite aspects of the series is the relationship between Dave and his adopted daughter, Alifair, as with each new book they both grow older togeth ...more
Good b ...more
Dave Robicheaux: The author’s recurring homicide detective. He once worked for the New Orleans Police Department, but is currently a deputy sheriff in New Iberia, Louisiana. He is a Vietnam War veteran, and suffers from war demons and alcoholism. His first wife was murdered. His current wife, Bootsie, suffers from lupus.
Hippo Bimstine: rich drugstore owner
Nate Baxter: Corrupt NOPD police officer and racist.
Lucinda Bergeron: police officer
Will Buckhalter: A Psychopath interested in a s ...more
I will read more from this author!
I always get mixed feelings when reading one of Burke's books, and this one was no exception. I gra ...more
Dave Robicheaux is a former New Orleans copy who is now a sheriff deputy and bait shop owner. He's been asked to find an old sunken German WWII submarine that is off the Louisiana coast. But,he's not the only one looking for it. A neo-Nazi, a New Orleans jewish businessman/gangster, and a televangelist are after it as well. In addition there are vigilante killings in the projects of ...more
Yes, Clete Purcel, absent from Robicheaux #6, is back, and in fine form. Purcel refers to himself and our protagonist as "The Bobbsey Twins" (an archaic reference for those of you younger than 45), and it seems to me that it fits. When Purcel misbehaves, Robic ...more
If you like Dave Robicheaux and the world in which he lives, you will love this book. Typical vivid descriptions of the scenery, and of the colorful characters that make up his southern Louisiana world. To me, Burke's work reads like an awkward love letter to New Orleans and New Iberia - he spends a lot of time describing their flaws a ...more
Back Cover Blurb:
It's out there, under the salt of the Gulf of Mexico, off the Louisiana coast - a buried Nazi submarine. Detective Dave Robicheaux of the New Iberia Sheriff's office has known of its existence since childhood, when he was terrified by nightmares of the evil Nazi sailors just offshore. Then, as a teenage ...more
I also enjoyed the Nazi angle and the archaeological part.
I like his style of writing, but not as much as his daughter's .
Burke was born in Houston, Texas, but grew up on the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast. He attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the University of Missouri, receiving ...more