Creole Belle

Creole Belle

By James Lee Burke

Pocket Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9781451648140, 594pp.

Publication Date: August 27, 2013

America's best novelist James Lee Burke returns with another "New York Times" bestselling entry in the Dave Robicheaux thriller series ("The Denver Post").
Set against the events of the Gulf Coast oil spill, rife with the menaces of greed and violence and man-made horror ("The Christian Science Monitor"), "Creole Belle" finds Dave Robicheaux languishing in a New Orleans recovery unit since surviving a bayou shoot-out. The detective's body is healing; it's his morphine-addled mind that conjures spectral visions of Tee Jolie Melton, a young woman who in reality has gone missing. An iPod with an old blues song left by his bedside turns Robicheaux into a man obsessed And as oil companies assign blame after an epic disaster threatens the Gulf's very existence, Robicheaux unearths connections between tragedies both global and personal and faces down forces that can corrupt and destroy the best of men.

About the Author
James Lee Burke, a rare winner of two Edgar Awards, and named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, is the authorofmore thanthirtyprevious novels andtwo collections of short stories, including such "New York Times" bestsellers as "Light of the World", "Creole Belle", "Swan Peak", "The Tin Roof Blowdown", and "Feast Day of Fools".He lives in Missoula, Montana.