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In the electric mist with Confederate dead, James Lee Burke

Label
In the electric mist with Confederate dead
Title
In the electric mist with Confederate dead
Statement of responsibility
James Lee Burke
Title variation
In the electric mist
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From one of America's most widely acclaimed writers comes a masterwork of detective fiction, the most suspenseful, thematically complex, and dazzling accomplishment in the series featuring Dave Robicheaux. A movie crew has come to New Iberia, Louisiana, to film a Civil War epic, and star Elrod Sykes just can't seem to keep his lavender Cadillac on the road. Under threat of a drunk-driving charge, he offers Detective Dave Robicheaux information in exchange for leniency: he leads him to the skeletal remains of a black man whose murder Robicheaux witnessed in the summer of 1957 as a college freshman. The still-unsolved crime haunts him as he grapples with a more pressing, contemporary horror, the serial rape and murder of young prostitutes. When the FBI arrives in the person of agent Rosie Gomez, Robicheaux must form a new partnership that challenges how he views himself and his local community, where officials have joined forces with such dubious "talent" as Julie "Baby Feet" Balboni, an investor in the movie project that is generating much-needed income for the region. It is only when Dave makes the acquaintance of the legendary Confederate cavalry officer General John Bell Hood in the mist of the bayou that he begins to understand that "the war is never over," and that the battle rages on. James Lee Burke's brilliant handling of a multilayered plot, entwined with a reverie on the death of the chivalric code in the South, makes for a stunning novel in a series that is redefining the genre
Member of
Storyline
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Character
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018034
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burke, James Lee
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Dave Robicheaux novels
Series volume
0006
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Robicheaux, Dave (Fictitious character)
  • Private investigators
  • New Iberia (La.)
Label
In the electric mist with Confederate dead, James Lee Burke
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1206/92026615-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
344 p.
Isbn
9781562828820
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
92026615
System control number
(OCoLC)26402688
Label
In the electric mist with Confederate dead, James Lee Burke
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1206/92026615-d.html
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
344 p.
Isbn
9781562828820
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
92026615
System control number
(OCoLC)26402688

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