Retro-Review of IN THE ELECTRIC MIST WITH THE CONF...

IN THE ELECTRIC MIST WITH THE CONFEDERATE DEAD James Lee Burke 1993 Hyperion A Representation of Pure New Orleans Literature While filming a Civil War movie in the swamps of Louisiana, the crew stumbles on the skeletal remains of a murder victim. When detective Dave Robicheaux shows up on the set, he immediately recognizes it as the remains of an African American man he saw fleeing white men back in 1957 and becomes fixated on the case at once. However, a criminal element who has been funding the movie has also come into New Orleans and brought with it a host of problems of its own, including the murder of a prostitute. Filled with...

James Lee Burke is featured in this week’s giveaway Jul25

James Lee Burke is featured in this week’s g...

Crimespree magazine,  in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page,  is offering you a chance to win  a copy of WAYFARING STRANGER by James Lee Burke From “America’s best novelist” (The Denver Post): A sprawling thriller drenched with atmosphere and intrigue that takes a young boy from a chance encounter with Bonnie and Clyde to the trenches of World War II and the oil fields along the Texas-Louisiana coast. It is 1934 and the Depression is bearing down when sixteen-year-old Weldon Avery Holland happens upon infamous criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow after one of their notorious armed robberies. A confrontation...

Q&A with James Lee Burke

Few would argue that James Lee Burke leads the list of the finest novelists America has ever produced. On the occasion of the release of his latest, LIGHT OF THE WORLD, which is featured in today’s FridayReads Giveaway, he was good enough to answer some questions for us.  What drew you to Montana, in real life and in fiction? In 1966 I was teaching in the Job Corps in eastern Kentucky and was offered a job in the English Department at the University of Montana in Missoula. That phone call forever changed our lives. As Steinbeck said, Montana is a love affair, one that never ends. In LIGHT OF THE WORLD, Dave and Clete fret about their...

James Lee Burke & Lisa Lutz are featured in this week’s Giveaway. Jul19

James Lee Burke & Lisa Lutz are featured in t...

Hope everyone has had a great week. Crimespree magazine,  in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page,  is giving away copies of James Lee Burke’s LIGHT OF THE WORLD and Lisa Lutz’s THE LAST WORD LIGHT OF THE WORLD by James Lee Burke “America’s best novelist” (The Denver Post) and “the reigning champ of nostalgia noir” (The New York Times Book Review) introduces his most evil character yet in the twentieth thriller in the bestselling Dave Robicheaux series. A New York Times bestselling author many times over, James Lee Burke is a two-time Edgar Award-winner whose every book is cause for excitement, especially those in the...

James Lee Burke signs deal to develop Dave Robiche...

Mystery legend James Lee Burke has signed a deal with producer Hutch Parker to develop a television series featuring Dave Robicheaux. Robicheaux, in addition to appearing in 19 novels (The most recent of which, CREOLE BELLE, was released late last month), has made his way to film twice in the past. Deadline is reporting that Parker has option the series with the intention of developing it for cable. Keep in mind, no deals are in place and writers are attached. But Parker has a first look deal with Fox and one would assume his goal is to land a deal for FX. FX already has a very successful series (JUSTIFIED) based on one crime novel...