The 7th Dave Robicheaux novel from Sunday Times bestselling author James Lee Burke When a Nazi submarine is discovered lying in sixty feet of water off the Louisiana coast some troubled ghosts are ready to be released. A local businessman is offering Detective Dave Robicheaux big money to bring the wreck to the surface, but he is not the only one ...
The 7th Dave Robicheaux novel from Sunday Times bestselling author James Lee Burke When a Nazi submarine is discovered lying in sixty feet of water off the Louisiana coast some troubled ghosts are ready to be released. A local businessman is offering Detective Dave Robicheaux big money to bring the wreck to the surface, but he is not the only one after the submarine and its mysterious cargo. Neo-Nazis are on the march in New Orleans, a new spirit of hatred is abroad, and its terrifying embodiment, an icy psychopath called Will Buchalter, is stalking Robicheaux's wife. Robicheaux is about to find out how deep the new current of evil runs - and just how far the crazed Buchalter will go to get his hands on the Nazis' legacy.
Very Good. 0786860197 > INSCRIBED by Author. Inscribed by the author on the title page. > First edition with a full number line. 367 pages in blue and black boards. Boards are clean and straight. Interior is bright and clean. All pages firm to the spine. Binding is solid. Dust jacket has a light amount of edge wear and a Mylar sleeve.
SIGNED. 367pp. Octavo [24 cm] Blue boards quarterbound in black cloth spine. Near fine. Light bumping at the head and tail of the spine and the corners of the covers. In a near fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page in black pen. James Lee Burke has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, and his novel The Lost Get-Back Boogie was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He is also the Edgar Award-winning author of Black Cherry Blues.
Fine in Fine jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; Tiny smudge to bottom and a bit of tanning to top of book block. Fabulous tale search for a forgotten Nazi submarine sunk off the New Orleans coast. All of our first editions are first printings unless otherwise noted. Dustwrappers are protected with clear archival wraps and we pack each book like it's a Tiffany egg.
Fine in Fine dust jacket. 9780786860197. No Priority shipping. International orders may require additional postage.; Inscribed "To Linda, All the Best, James Lee Burke."; Robicheaux, Book 7; 9.30 X 6.30 X 1.40 inches; 352 pages; Signed by Author.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 8vo. 0786860197. First edition/first printing in Very Good+ condition in Very Good+ dust-jacket with a small closed tear to the upper back panel and mild edgewear;
Fine in fine dust jacket. First edition first printing of the seventh novel in the Dave Robicheaux series. A hint of edge wear. In near fine / near fine unread condition. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 367 p. Audience: General/trade.
Very Good in J Very Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" First edition / First printing. Inscribed & signed on half-title by the author: "To George Kosmetsky / With the best, / James Lee Burke". Very good in very good dust jacket. Book: small spot on bottom of Second to last blank page. 16 x 24cm. hard cover. 367pp. Signed: I Inscribed & Signed By Author.
At this date, I have read 18 of James Lee Burkes's books.
All just great - best vocabulary of any author I have read ever!
May 21, 2009
Mickey Spillane type mystery
This is the first book I read by James Lee Burke who was described as the next Raymond Chandler of mystery and crime genre. Dixie City Jam backdrop is the sultry, sensuous city of New Orleans. The main story revolves around Dave Robicheaux, a detective with the Iberia Sheriff's Office, who discovers a sunken WW II Nazi U-boat in local Gulf waters. There are myriad of subplots involving drug deals, prostitution, mobsters and crooked cops. The eventual solution to each dilemma that confronts Detective Robicheaux is handled masterfully by Burke. He definitely has a gift for story telling, colorful characters, realistic dialogue and vividly painted settings. His style of writing is a cross between Mickey Spillane and Dashiell Hammett. I look forward to reading many more of his books.
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