Posts tagged James Lee Burke

Mysterious Book Report No. 365 – The New ...

Mysterious Book Report New Iberia Blues

The New Iberia Blues by James Lee Burke Simon & Schuster, $27.99, 447 pages, ISBN 970-1-5011-7687-6 Whenever a new James Lee Burke novel comes out, everyone celebrates. The publishers and agents are happy because they’re assured of another commercial success, as are the bookstores, who know that his legions of fans will be calling or […]

Author Interview – Wallace Stroby

Mysterious Book Report Wallace Stroby

Interview With The Author: Wallace Stroby by John Dwaine McKenna  We’re fortunate this week that Wallace Stroby, one of crime fictions hottest young writers, was able and willing to take a short time-out from his swamped schedule down in south New Jersey to speak with the Mysterious Book Report about how he does what he […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 325 – Robichea...

Mysterious Book Report - Robicheaux

Robicheaux by James Lee Burke Simon & Schuster, $27.99, 445 pages, ISBN 978-1-5011-7684-3 Whenever a new book by James Lee Burke is released, I can’t wait to get my hands on it and promptly read it cover-to-cover.  It’s been that way since the early 1990s, when I heard him speak on NPR about a character […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 263 – The Jeal...

Mysterious Book Report The Jealous Kind

The Jealous Kind by James Lee Burke Simon & Schuster, $27.99, 382 pages, ISBN 978-1-5011-0720-7 There’s a time in everyone’s life that only lasts for a few weeks of a certain special summer that many of us look back upon with nostalgia, affection, and sometimes, a genuine longing. Filtered through the long lens of a […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 226 – House Of...

Mysterious Book Report House Of The Rising Sun

House of the Rising Sun by James Lee Burke Simon & Schuster, $27.99, 433 pages, ISBN 978-1-5011-0710-8 At public events—book signings or speaking engagements for example—a question I’m often asked is Who’s your favorite author? And the answer is always the same . . . Although I’m informed by many crime writers—Michael Connelly, Elmore Leonard, […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 169 – Wayfarin...

Mysterious Book Report Wayfaring Stranger

Wayfaring Stranger by James Lee Burke Simon & Shuster, $27.99, 434 pages, ISBN 978-1-4767-1079-2 It’s hard, in this time of generally gracious living, to imagine the privation, fear and destitution that characterized the Great Depression of the 1930s, but the opening chapters of Wayfaring Stranger, by James Lee Burke manages to do it in a […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 118 – Light of...

Mysterious Book Report Light of the World

The Light of the World by James Lee Burke Simon & Shuster, $27.99, 548 pages, ISBN 978-1-4767-1076-1 This week’s MBR is a review of an author I’ve admired and read diligently for the past twenty-some years . . . ever since I heard him interviewed by Terry Gross on National Public Radio one afternoon as […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 32 – Feast Day...

Feast Day Of Fools

Feast Day of Fools by James Lee Burke Simon & Schuster, $26.00, 463 pages, ISBN 978-1-4516-4311-4 Every fiction writer who’s ever lived strives to create an alternate universe so compelling that the reader gets lost in it on the first page, and doesn’t emerge until the very last word is read.  Then, you know you’ve […]