James Lee Burke

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About the Author

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James Lee Burke is an American author, best known for his Dave Robicheaux series. He has won Edgar Awards for Black Cherry Blues and Cimarron Rose, and has also been presented with the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of america. The Robicheaux character has been portrayed twice on screen, first by Alex Baldwin (Heaven's Prisoners) and then Tommy Lee Jones (In the Electric Mist).

Burke has also written five miscellaneous novels, (including Two for Texas), two short story collections, four books starring protagonist Texas attorney Billy Bob Holland, four books starring Billy Bob's cousin Texas sheriff Hackberry Holland, and two books starring Weldon Avery Holland, grandson of legendary Texas lawman Hackberry Holland.