A masterwork of detective fiction--the most suspenseful, thematically dazzling accomplishment in the Robicheaux series. While Hollywood shoots a Civil War movie in the New Iberia parish, Robicheaux tries to contain local dissension about the way the movie company's money is making its way into the community--and gets busy with the real business of ...
A masterwork of detective fiction--the most suspenseful, thematically dazzling accomplishment in the Robicheaux series. While Hollywood shoots a Civil War movie in the New Iberia parish, Robicheaux tries to contain local dissension about the way the movie company's money is making its way into the community--and gets busy with the real business of murder.
Good. Spine has several creases and slight bowing Covers show shelf wear and bumping Edges are moderatly worn Text is CLEAN and tight and slightly tanned with age a SMOKE FREE book. Mass market (rack) paperback. Glued binding. 384 p. Audience: General/trade. Cover art is NOT the one depicted
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Very Good. 038072121X This mass market paperback book is in REAL GOOD SHAPE! Some creasing of the spine and minor signs of wear from reading--nothing major! SMOKE FREE HOME! Do not settle for worn, torn, throwaways. Pay a few pennies more for a book that looks VERY GOOD!
Another great book by James Burke. Slice of life in the bayou country of Louisiana.
Dec 10, 2008
Great Title, Good Book
In Confederate Dead, bayou detective Dave Robicheaux takes on a mob-financed movie production and a string of butchered prostitutes. Steeped in swampy mystery, Confederate Dead is a very competent detective story-- even if it doesn?t quite live up to its title.
Instead of the inspired lunacy suggested by the title, we have a fairly typical police procedural that includes a short-sighted, politically motivated boss, a charming criminal lots of colorful low-lifes and, of course, the damaged but valiant tough guy detective. The twist, in this case, is that the detective occasionally talks to a dead confederate general. Frankly, as the story progressed, I wanted to know more about the ghost and less about the case.
Still if you?re a fan of hard-boiled detective stories (and not just buying it for the title), I?d give this my full recommendation.
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