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Encyclopedia > James Lee Burke

James Lee Burke is an American author best known for his mysteries, particularly the Dave Robicheaux series. The word author has several meanings: The author of a book, story, article or the like, is the person who has written it (or is writing it). ... Mystery fiction is a distinct subgenre of detective fiction that entails the occurrence of an unknown event which requires the protagonist to make known (or solve). ...


Burke was born in Houston, Texas but grew up on the Texas-Louisiana gulf coast. He attended Southwestern Louisiana Institute and the University of Missouri, receiving a BA and MA from the latter. He has worked at a wide variety of jobs over the years, including working in the oil industry, as a reporter, as an English teacher and social worker. City nickname: Bayou City Location Location in the state of Texas Government Counties Harris County Fort Bend County Montgomery County Mayor Bill White Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 601. ... ... University of Louisiana at Lafayette is also known as UL Lafayette. ... The University of Missouri System is one of two public state university systems in the state of Missouri. ...


Burke and his wife, Pearl, split their time between Missoula, Montana and New Iberia, Louisiana. His daughter, Alafair Burke, is also a mystery novelist. Missoula, Montana viewed from the top of Mount Sentinel in 1999. ... State nickname: Treasure State Other U.S. States Capital Helena Largest city Billings Governor Brian Schweitzer (D) Senators Max Baucus (D) Conrad Burns (R) Official language(s) English Area 381,156 km² (4th)  - Land 377,295 km²  - Water 3,862 km² (1%) Population (2000)  - Population 902,195 (44th)  - Density 2. ... New Iberia is a small city located in Iberia Parish, Louisiana. ... State nickname: Pelican State Other U.S. States Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans Governor Kathleen Blanco (D) Senators Mary Landrieu (D) David Vitter (R) Official language(s) None; English and French de facto Area 134,382 km² (31st)  - Land 112,927 km²  - Water 21,455 km² (16%) Population...


Bibliography

  • Half of Paradise (1965)
  • To The Bright and Shining Sun (1970)
  • Lay Down My Sword and Shield (1971)
  • Two for Texas (1982)
  • The Convict [SS] (1985)
  • The Lost Get-Back Boogie (1986)
  • The Neon Rain (1987) #
  • Heaven's Prisoners (1988) #
  • Black Cherry Blues (1989) #
  • A Morning for Flamingos (1990) #
  • A Stained White Radiance (1992) #
  • In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead (1993) #
  • Dixie City Jam (1994) #
  • Burning Angel (1995) #
  • Cadillac Jukebox (1996) #
  • Cimarron Rose (1997) @
  • Sunset Limited (1998) #
  • Heartwood (1999) @
  • Purple Cane Road (2000) #
  • Bitterroot (2001) @
  • The Jolie Blon's Bounce (2002) #
  • White Doves at Morning (2002)
  • Last Car to Elysian Fields (2003) #
  • In the Moon of Red Ponies (2004) @
  • Crusader's Cross (2005) #
  • Pegasus Descending (2006) #


# Dave Robicheaux


@ Billy Bob Holland


External links

  • Burke's "official" Website

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James Lee Burke - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (152 words)
James Lee Burke is an American author best known for his mysteries, particularly the Dave Robicheaux series.
Burke was born in Houston, Texas but grew up on the Texas-Louisiana gulf coast.
Burke and his wife, Pearl, split their time between Missoula, Montana and New Iberia, Louisiana.
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