In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead, Paperback Book

In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead Paperback

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The sixth Dave Robicheaux novel from SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author James Lee Burke. Hunting a sadistic killer who targets young prostitutes, Detective Dave Robicheaux has no mind to be sidetracked into persuading ex-schoolmate mobster Julie 'Baby Feet' Balboni to leave town. And it turns out that Balboni is the money behind a Civil War movie that's bringing in good business. But then the film crew stumble on a skeleton out in the bayou, and the links between a thirty-year-old lynching, a Civil War general, Balboni and the serial killer lead Dave into treacherous waters, with only a handful of unexpected allies to help him protect his own.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780752810652

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3.5

An entertaining enough book but to my taste rather overwritten; it could have used far fewer descriptions of the colour of the sky, for instance. Also, the ending was a bit Republican. But it did make me wish I could find some boudin or a po' boy sandwich in Sydney.

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5

No one writes mysteries like James Lee Burke. The most beautiful writing, the best plotting and the most unforgettable characters.

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3

This is the 6th in the Robicheaux series and once again a good thriller. Burke is a fine crime writer - very imaginative and powerful.Back Cover Blurb:When a movie crew arrives in New Iberia to shoot a Civil War epic Detective Dave Robicheaux finds that it's not just the bayou's living inhabitants who are being disturbed. As he hunts for a sadistic killer targeting young prostitutes, evidence of an earlier murder is brought to light. The skeletal remains are the last echo of a crime Robicheaux himself witnessed as a college freshman almost forty years ago.....

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