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BURKE, James Lee, 1936- : A STAINED WHITE RADIANCE.

BURKE, James Lee, 1936- : A STAINED WHITE RADIANCE.

New York : Hyperion, (1992). First edition. Signed by James Lee Burke on the half-title. “Dave Robicheaux finds himself entangled with the Sonnier family, childhood friends whose lives have been unalterably shaped by abusive parents” – oilman Weldon Sonnier is bound to the CIA, the Mob, and the Klan. “No-one captures Louisiana culture as well as James Lee Burke ... it is also possible that no one writes better detective novels” (Washington Post).
Medium 8vo (25cm). [x],(306),[iv]pp. Original cloth-backed boards; mild spotting of top edge, but otherwise a sparkling copy in a pristine dust-jacket.

£50

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BURKE, James Lee, 1936- : IN THE ELECTRIC MIST WITH CONFEDERATE DEAD.

BURKE, James Lee, 1936- : IN THE ELECTRIC MIST WITH CONFEDERATE DEAD.

New York : Hyperion, (1993). First edition. Signed by James Lee Burke on the title-page. “A movie crew has come to New Iberia, Louisiana, and star Elrod Sykes just can’t seem to keep his lavender Cadillac on the road. Under threat of a drunk-driving charge, he offers Detective Dave Robicheaux information ... he leads him to the skeletal remains of a black man whose murder Robicheaux witnessed in the summer of 1957 as a college freshman”. Filmed in 2009 with Tommy Lee Jones, John Goodman, Mary Steenburgen, etc.
Medium 8vo (25cm). [viii],344pp. Original cloth-backed boards; a sprinkling of faint spots to top edge, but otherwise a very good copy indeed in a wholly unflawed dust-jacket.

£40

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BURKE, James Lee, 1936- : DIXIE CITY JAM.

BURKE, James Lee, 1936- : DIXIE CITY JAM.

New York : Hyperion, (1994). First edition. Signed by James Lee Burke on the title-page. “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 ... As a child, Dave Robicheaux had been haunted by the sailors’ images ...”.
Medium 8vo (25cm). [viii],(368),[viii]pp. Original cloth-backed boards; a very good copy indeed in a very good, bright, crisp and unworn dust-jacket. With the original “Dixie City Jam” promotional bookmark.

£50

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BURKE, James Lee, 1936- : BURNING ANGEL : A NOVEL.

BURKE, James Lee, 1936- : BURNING ANGEL : A NOVEL.

New York : Hyperion, (1995). First edition. Signed and dated (24th August 1995) by James Lee Burke on the title-page. “At the center of ‘Burning Angel’ is Sonny Boy Marsallus, a fixer, a gambler, a lender of money to prostitutes who are trying to leave the life. But since Prohibition, the Giacano family has locked up the action in New Orleans and its surrounding parishes. When things get hot for Sonny Boy, he hightails it south of the border for parts unknown ... When Sonny resurfaces in New Orleans, Detective Dave Robicheaux ... couldn’t be more surprised – that is, not until Sonny passes him a mysterious notebook”.
Medium 8vo (25cm). [x],340,[ii]pp. Original cloth-backed boards; an excellent copy in an equally excellent dust-jacket.

£40

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BURKE, James Lee, 1936- : CADILLAC JUKEBOX.

BURKE, James Lee, 1936- : CADILLAC JUKEBOX.

New York : Hyperion, (1996). First edition. Signed by James Lee Burke on the title-page. Robicheaux tries to prove a man’s innocence – no-one wants him to, certainly not the new governor. “Few other writers have ever obtained the delicate balance between action and contemplation ... The sensuousness of descriptive and lyric passages would be remarkable in any novel, and in the context of thrillers, becomes truly astonishing” (Washington Post).
Medium 8vo (25cm). [vi],(298)pp. Original cloth-backed boards; an excellent copy in an equally unflawed dust-jacket.

£40

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BURKE, James Lee, 1936- : CIMARRON ROSE.

BURKE, James Lee, 1936- : CIMARRON ROSE.

London : Orion, (1997). First edition : precedes the American edition. The first of the Billy Bob Holland novels and the winner of the Edgar Allan Poe award in 1998. Billy Bob takes up the defence of a timid teenager charged with rape and murder – corruption in Texas.
Medium 8vo. [vi],278,[iv]pp. Original black boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; an excellent copy in an equally flawless dust-jacket.

£25

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BURKE, James Lee, 1936- : BITTERROOT.

BURKE, James Lee, 1936- : BITTERROOT.

New York : Simon & Schuster, (2001). First edition. Billy Bob Holland comes to Big Sky Country for some fishing and ends up helping out an old friend in trouble – deep trouble.
Medium 8vo (25cm). 334,[ii]pp. Original boards; an excellent copy in an equally unflawed dust-jacket.

£15

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