James Lee Burke Releases New Novel - The Glass Rainbow

Meet Mystery Writers of America Grand Master James Lee Burke.

Online PR News – 05-July-2010 – – Tualatin, Oregon, July 5, 2010 – VJ Books (http://www.vjbooks.com) presents signed editions of The Glass Rainbow (2010 June Simon & Schuster)—the 18th book in James Lee Burke’s bestselling “Robicheaux” series.

Burke offers everything his readers expect--brilliant prose, prosaic situations that suddenly become mystic experiences, and a complex plot that repeatedly plumbs the depths of human depravity and the heights of nobility. Whether you choose a story featuring Dave Robicheaux, Billy Bob Holland, or any of his stand alone novels, Burke delivers a convincing mixture of gritty crime, Louisiana regional writing, Southern liberal politics, and magic realism.

James Lee Burke has written eighteen books in the bestselling "Robicheaux" series. Here is a chronological list of the series novels: The Neon Rain (1987), Heaven's Prisoners (1988), Black Cherry Blues (1989), A Morning for Flamingos (1990), A Stained White Radiance (1992), In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead (1993), Dixie City Jam (1994), Burning Angel (1995), Cadillac Jukebox (1996), Sunset Limited (1998), Purple Cane Road (2000), Jolie Blon's Bounce (2002), Last Car to Elysian Fields (2003), Crusader's Cross (2005), Pegasus Descending (2006), The Tin Roof Blowdown (2007), Swan Peak (2008) and The Glass Rainbow (2010).

Burke has also written four books featuring Billy Bob Holland, Cimarron Rose (1997), Heartwood (1999), Bitterroot (2001), In the Moon of Red Ponies (2004) and nine other books including White Doves at Morning (2002), The Convict (1985), Jesus Out to Sea (2007), and last year’s highly acclaimed Rain Gods (2009).

This two time Edgar Award winner has written what is being hailed as his best novel featuring former police detective Dave Robicheaux. The Glass Rainbow has received starred reviews and high praise from every reviewer including Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus, Library Journal and Booklist. Robicheaux is the guy who just doesn't fit in, doesn't follow the rules, takes the law into his own hands when it suits him, and gets personally involved in every case he's ever worked on.

James Lee Burke was born in Houston, Texas, in 1936 and grew up on the Texas-Louisiana gulf coast. He attended Southwestern Louisiana Institute and later received a B. A. Degree in English and an M. A. from the University of Missouri.

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