James Lee Burke

Books by James Lee Burke

Another Kind of Eden

A Korean War veteran is looking for freedom and enlightenment in the American West in 1962. Peace beckons through his love for an art student but then a meeting with a psychopath makes things start to spin out of control.

Reviewed on 22 January 2022 by Timothy Field

A Private Cathedral

Dave Robicheaux and his private investigator friend Clete Purcel become involved in Louisiana’s longest running gang feud – and must also face a supernatural threat from a centuries-old killer.

Reviewed on 24 April 2021 by John Cleal

The New Iberia Blues

When the crucified body of a young woman is found floating on a cross near the estate of a local boy made good as a freelance Hollywood director, Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux and his new partner Bailey Ribbons, investigate.

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by John Cleal


Sheriff’s Detective Dave Robicheaux hits the bottle after his wife Molly is killed in a road crash and wakes from a ‘lost’ night to find his hands cut and bruised and the man who killed her beaten to death.

Reviewed on 21 July 2018 by John Cleal

House of the Rising Sun

Texas Ranger Hackberry Holland struggles to be reunited with his estranged son, but his efforts are imperilled by the possession of a precious artefact he stole during the Mexican revolution.

Reviewed on 14 May 2016 by John Cleal