Black Cherry Blues

A Novel


By James Lee Burke

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In this Edgar Award-winning thriller, former Louisiana homicide cop Dave Robicheaux is trying to start a new life after the murder of his wife — but he can't escape his past forever.
Dave Robicheaux was once a Louisiana homicide cop. Now he's trying to start a new life, opening up a fishing business and caring for his adopted girl, Alafair.

Compared to Louisiana, Robicheaux thought Montana would be safe — until two Native American activists suddenly go missing. When Robicheaux begins investigating, he is led into the dark world of the Mafia and oil companies. At the same time, someone from his past comes back to haunt him. Someone who was responsible for Robicheaux's flight from New Orleans — someone who brutally murdered his wife — and now is after young Alafair…

Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel, Black Cherry Blues spans from the mystical streets of New Orleans to the endless mountains of Montana, and ranks among James Lee Burke's finest work — an enduring classic, darkly beautiful and thrilling.

  • "Remarkable ... The plot crackles with suspense ... Not to be missed!"
    Los Angeles Times Book Review
  • "Stunning ... Takes detective fiction into new imaginative realms ... Burke's fictional terrain is uniquely his own ... He writes from the heart and the gut."
    Houston Chronicle
  • "A fine book, tough and vital .. A first-rate piece of storytelling."
    Cleaveland Plain Dealer
  • "Full of low-lifes and rich crooks, sadism and corruption ... Burke shows that 'serious' literary craftmanship if compatible with the hard-boiled genre; he even gives the genre a superior story."
    Chicago Tribune
  • "Wonderful writing ... Don't miss this book. It's one of the year's best."
    Detroit Free Press

On Sale
Dec 15, 2011
Page Count
290 pages
Mulholland Books

James Lee Burke

About the Author

James Lee Burke is the New York Times bestselling, Edgar Award-winning author of twenty-four novels, including eighteen starring the Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux. Burke grew up on the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast, where he now lives with his wife Pearl. They also spend several months a year in Montana.

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