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Creole Belle
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August 15, 2012
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September 14, 2012

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Kathleen Valentine
James Lee Burke is one of the finest writers in America today. His ability to capture the nuances of place, culture, and character is unrivaled and he is never better than in his Dave Robicheax novels. Robicheaux is both deeply spiritual and deeply flawed. As he continues his on-going fight against some of the most diabolical and perverse segments of society his fight with his own failings is always at the core of the story. In this multi-layered story as he attempts to find a missing singer who...more
Sep 16, 2012 Doug rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Mystery Junkies
What can I say about James Lee Burke and "Creole Belle" that hasn't been said before by people much more eloquently than I? The man is a master of the written word and has been nominated for the Edgar prize and has won more than once. He has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. If you love mysteries and good writing you need to read at least one of this man's books, in fact you owe it to yourself to read one. Although "Creole Belle" is the latest in the Dave Robicheaux series it is still just as...more
The paranormal always plays a role in Burke’s Robicheaux series—the spectre of the Confederate dead in the mist, the ghostly paddle wheeler waiting like Charon out on the river, the clang of a trolley’s bell and, most especially, the spectres of the past that haunt Dave and his buddy Clete.

All of these come together in Creole Belle and sometimes Dave Robicheaux finds it difficult to separate the imaginary from the real.

I need not go into the plot; enough others have already done that. This is a...more
Once again my favorite writer delivers another Barnstormer.
A very,very good read Dave and Clete the Bobbsie Twins in action again
without divulging too much of the plot. We still live in a rotten society and a rank evil world.
I hope you enjoy, as I did.
Another beautifully written, layered creation by my favorite Louisianan. Dave and Clete up to their usual tricks, this time in search of a missing singer and her sister. This time a development from Clete’s past adds interest to the story.
hard read, but loved it. makes you think. story was phenomenal. characters are heroic. perfect.
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