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Purple Cane Road - James Lee BurkeAnother stunning winner from James Lee Burke (277 words)
by maggs1939 - written on 28/05/01, updated on 28/05/01 (Useful, 13 readings)
Since discovering the Dave Robicheaux novels by James Lee Burke I have become an addict to his down to earth style of writing. In Purple Cane Road, Robicheaux gets caught up in the search for his mother's murderer (amongst other things). He is tormented by a killer who constantly contacts him with helpful hints making his decisions even more difficult since he knows he should be trying to bring the 'friendly' killer in. Robicheaux is a reformed alcoholic who seems to have no trouble hanging around his best friend Clete - his hard drinking ex cop partner. In fact a large portion of the book is devoted to getting Clete out of one serious, and often ...
Purple Cane Road - James Lee BurkeJames Lee Burke - Purple Cane Road (407 words)
by alandooley - written on 25/08/00, updated on 25/08/00 (Very useful, 26 readings)
on how difficult (the things you see, the people you interact with, the smell of it...) it can be to be a cop. Whenever I finish a James Lee Burke novel or watch NYPD Blue, I think, Man, I wish I could craft something as clear, true and compelling as this. While travelling through Missoula, MT this summer, I almost looked up James Lee Burke in the phone book, to call and say, "Thanks for creating such a robust, honest, tough character ." But then I thought, heck, if he's like Robicheaux, he doesn't need my interruption. He wrote the book because he had demons to ...