Creole Belle by James Lee Burke audiobook

Creole Belle: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

By James Lee Burke
Read by Will Patton

Simon & Schuster Audio

The Dave Robicheaux Series: Book 19

18.12 Hours Unabridged
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“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.

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Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

A Publishers Weekly bestseller

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

A Booklist Top 10 Crime Fiction Audiobook in 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Burke is the reigning champ of nostalgia noir…To be sure, the destruction of a pristine natural environment is a thematic staple of the regional crime novel, but nobody can touch Burke in the lyrical expression of howling grief…[Creole Belle is] a novel that shows how the sins of the fathers poison the ground their children walk on.” New York Times Book Review
“All the characters…are superbly drawn, and the plot is heart-pounding…Sure to be embraced by author James Lee Burke’s fans.” Washington Post
“Gripping.” People
“Reading James Lee Burke is a religious experience…Creole Belle may be one of Burke’s best; it is certainly one of his most complex…Intense doesn’t begin to describe a Burke story…Biblical…now that about does it.” San Antonio Express
“Burke weaves a rich example of his trademark bayou noir. Filled with cruelty and valor, greed and sacrifice, and surprises of the worst and best kind, Creole Belle is a dark but irresistible cruise.” Tampa Bay Times
“Another stunner from a modern master.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“This tale plays out much like The Glass Rainbow—intimations of mortality; melancholic musing on the pillaging of once-Edenic South Louisiana; cathartic, guns-blazing climax—but, as always, Burke brings something new to the table…Dave and Clete may still be unbowed, but they are certainly broken—and all the more interesting for it.” Booklist (starred review)
“As a crime novel, Creole Belle delivers everything fans of the genre crave, and more: a masterful tale of good, evil, organized crime, and the corporate-led destruction of the once-idyllic land of the Gulf Coast…[Burke] uses the modern crime novel the way a master chef uses local, organic foods to create a gastronomic feast—in this case, a classical tragedy with all the fixin’s.” ShelfAwareness.com
“Great news for readers who feared that Burke had left Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Dave Robicheaux dying at the end of The Glass Rainbow; Dave and his old friend Clete Purcel are back for an even more heaven-storming round of homicide, New Orleans–style…A darkly magnificent treat for Dave’s legion of admirers.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: James Lee Burke

Author Bio: James Lee Burke

James Lee Burke, a rare winner of two Edgar Awards and named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, is the author of more than thirty novels and two collections of short stories, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. His novel The Lost-Get Back Boogie was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and two of his books, Heaven’s Prisoners and Two for Texas, have been made into motion pictures.

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Available Formats : CD
Runtime: 18.12
Audience: Adult
Language: English