The New Iberia Blues (Signed Book) (Dave Robicheaux Series #22)

The New Iberia Blues (Signed Book) (Dave Robicheaux Series #22)

by James Lee Burke

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The shocking death of a young woman leads Detective Dave Robicheaux into the dark corners of Hollywood, the mafia, and the backwoods of Louisiana in this gripping mystery from “modern master” (Publishers Weekly) James Lee Burke.

Detective Dave Robicheaux’s world isn’t filled with too many happy stories, but Desmond Cormier’s rags-to-riches tale is certainly one of them. Robicheaux first met Cormier on the streets of New Orleans, when the young, undersized boy had foolish dreams of becoming a Hollywood director.

Twenty-five years later, when Robicheaux knocks on Cormier’s door, it isn’t to congratulate him on his Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. Robicheaux has discovered the body of a young woman who’s been crucified, wearing only a small chain on her ankle. She disappeared near Cormier’s Cyrpemort Point estate, and Robicheaux, along with young deputy, Sean McClain, are looking for answers. Neither Cormier nor his enigmatic actor friend Antoine Butterworth are saying much, but Robicheaux knows better.

As always, Clete Purcel and Davie’s daughter, Alafair, have Robicheaux’s back. Clete witnesses the escape of Texas inmate, Hugo Tillinger, who may hold the key to Robicheaux’s case. As they wade further into the investigation, they end up in the crosshairs of the mob, the deranged Chester Wimple, and the dark ghosts Robicheaux has been running from for years. Ultimately, it’s up to Robicheaux to stop them all, but he’ll have to summon a light he’s never seen or felt to save himself, and those he loves.

Stephen King hailed New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke “as good as he ever was.” Now, with The New Iberia Blues, Burke proves that he “remains the heavyweight champ, a great American novelist whose work, taken individually or as a whole, is unsurpassed” (Michael Connelly).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781982117283
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 01/08/2019
Series: Dave Robicheaux Series , #22
Edition description: Signed Edition
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 3,431
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

James Lee Burke is a New York Times bestselling author, two-time winner of the Edgar Award, and the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts in Fiction. He’s authored thirty-six novels and two short story collections. He lives in Missoula, Montana.


New Iberia, Louisiana and Missoula, Montana

Date of Birth:

December 5, 1936

Place of Birth:

Houston, Texas


B.A., University of Missouri, 1959; M.A., University of Missouri, 1960

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The New Iberia Blues (Signed Book) (Dave Robicheaux Series #22) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous 11 months ago
There is no better wordsmith than Mr Burke. His descriptive writing makes me feel like I'm right there with him in the story. He is my all-time favorite writer.
Anonymous 7 months ago
I was lucky enough to run into mr. Burke in Montana years ago. He was a trove of inspiration on the hoof. A man who knows both the joy and harshness of life, This tale exemplifies both sides of the card The constant battle between good and evil and the demons that hide in all of humanity. I dont want to give away any of the story. Just read it and think.
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Anonymous 4 months ago
Burke never fails
Anonymous 8 months ago
As always, written with excellent imagery. The wisdom of the author is transposed into the characters and environment of the story. The reader is immersed into the entire story. Sensing , feeling, tasting,smelling and living as the characters. A true testimony to the joy, pain, challenges, victory , failure, and glory of life. Thanks again, Mr. Burke S. Scott Maryland
Davids3 8 months ago
This is my first time reading Burke, and certainly the last as well. Iberia Blues is not my to my liking. It is way wordy with a lot of extraneous 'color' about Nam, old police days and drinking. Also, the detective work is inane--these guys couldn't find their zippers let alone Wexler. There is no mention of modern detective work like DNA or cell/computer analysis, and after , what, 6 murders neither the press, the FBI nor the state police have not even bothered to show up. Further, the principal method of detection is to drive around, eat lunch, and ransack suspects homes. They can't even figure out that the dead girl's clothing is not hers--a big clue that finally occurs to them late in the book. Lastly, the book is filled with police car jargon ( he had a scoped bolt-action ) apparently to make the story sound authentic. I have read a lot of detective books and this one is really poor. I can't believe this guy has written 20 of these and that folks have bought them. In the dialect of the characters in Iberia-- "He ain't no Travis McGee!!"
Anonymous 9 months ago
Love Dave and Clete.
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diane92345 10 months ago
New Iberia Blues is another great southern police procedural from James Lee Burke. The crucifixion death of a woman leads Detective Dave Robicheaux to a Hollywood director in town to make a movie. What follows is a slam-bam thriller. While New Iberia Blues is not the best book in the series, the author is such a skilled writer that it is still better than many books out there. This is book 22 but surprisingly can be read as a standalone though I recommend reading a least a couple of the older books to get some background on Dave. This book rates 4 stars! Thanks to Simon & Schuster for an advance copy in exchange for an honest review.
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Carolefort 11 months ago
The New Iberia Blues by James Lee Burke shines with beautiful prose. This is a tale about a search for a possible serial killer in the bayous of Louisiana. Dave Robicheaux is the detective leading the investigation of people from the backwoods, Hollywood types, the mafia etc. This novel did not do it for me. I have quit after 200 pages, which is something I have a lot of trouble doing. The author has written many books about Detective Dave Robicheaux and this was only my second. I found that there were too many characters, which slowed down the action considerably. This is only my opinion. James Lee Burke is a much praised and popular author. Thank you to Simon & Schuster and NetGalley for the e-ARC in exchange for an honest opinion.
Tangen 11 months ago
private-investigators, thriller, suspense, mystery, crime-fiction The present is the product of the past. Nowhere is this more clearly apparent than in the stories centered on Dave Robicheaux in the bayou. If you've never read any of these you should prepare yourself for the dark side of life and the calling to investigate and work for justice whether as law enforcement or private. That being said, I loved this one at least as much as any of the others and hope that he continues to write more. Can't call this an unbiased endorsement as I confess to being a Dave Robicheaux addict. I requested and received a free ebook copy from Simon and Schuster Publishing via NetGalley. Thank you!
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