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Creole Belle

A Dave Robicheaux Novel

James Lee Burke

Paperback

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (7/16/2012)
Digital Audiobook (7/18/2012)
Digital Audiobook (7/16/2012)
CD-Audio (7/17/2012)
Hardcover (7/17/2012)
Paperback (12/31/2020)
Hardcover, Large Print (8/1/2012)
Paperback, Large Print (9/3/2013)
Mass Market (8/27/2013)

Description

Dave Robicheaux investigates the disappearance of a young Creole woman, while an oil well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico threatens to destroy the cherished beauty of the Louisiana bayous in this gripping thriller.

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.

“A work of dark and radiant brilliance” (Richmond Times-Dispatch), Creole Belle is “a novel that shows how the sins of the fathers poison the ground their children walk on” (The New York Times Book Review).

Simon & Schuster, 9781982100308, 544pp.

Publication Date: October 23, 2018



About the Author

James Lee Burke is a New York Times bestselling author, two-time winner of the Edgar Award, and the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts in Fiction. He’s authored thirty-nine novels and two short story collections. He lives in Missoula, Montana.