“Wherever he takes you—to the steamy summers of the Deep South, to dingy bars and squalid dwellings, or to fragrant cherry orchards by a lake near Bigfork—Burke makes everything come to lif
“Every Cloak Rolled in Blood is a tour de force, a derecho of raw emotion so powerful and overwhelming that you’re really not sure what to say after reading it.”
“Another Kind of Eden is a challenging tale by an accomplished master of crime fiction.”
“James Lee Burke may be the only novelist north of the Rio Grande who would dare to combine hardboiled noir with regionalism and magic realism.
“Burke is an old hand at this game, and he juggles deeply flawed characters, several subplots, and dark humor with the vivid prose that draws comparisons to William Faulkner.”
“plenty of dogged Robicheaux detecting, a high body count, and welcome exchanges of dialogue with an authentic Louisiana sound.”
The Jealous Kind (2016) completes the trilogy James Lee Burke began with Wayfaring Stranger (2014) and continued with House of the Rising Sun (2015).
“James Lee Burke’s finest literary work to date, cementing his reputation as one of America’s all-time masters.”
“. . . the characters rise to haunt you long after you read the final page.”
“. . . the most poignant portrait of Robicheaux in this exceptional series.”