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Sunset Limited (Dave Robicheaux)
Author: James Lee Burke

Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
ISBN: 978-0752826110
Pages: 366
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The tenth Robicheaux mystery, winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award.

Megan and Cisco Flynn are back in town. Nobody had ever been caught for the Klan murder of their father, Jack, and Detective Dave Robicheaux knows that trouble cannot be far behind. Particularly when the Flynns get mixed up with the case of a small-time hustler named Cool Breeze Broussard.

As the Flynns find themselves deeper and deeper in trouble, Robicheaux is trying to keep Cool Breeze alive. Something ties Breeze to the Flynns, and all three of them to local plantation magnate Archer Terrebonne. Something long past is poisoning all their lives, bringing death in its wake...

Review
James Lee Burke is the heavyweight champ, a great American novelist whose work, taken individually or as a whole, is unsurpassed.

A gorgeous prose stylist.

Richly deserves to be described now as one of the finest crime writers America has ever produced.

The gentle giant of US crime writers, Burke always ensures that his Louisiana detective Dave Robicheaux grapples with hot topics as much as with his own inner demons.

There are not many crime writers about whom one might invoke the name of Zola for comparison, but Burke is very much in that territory. His stamping ground is the Gulf coast, and one of the great strengths of his work has always been the atmospheric background of New Orleans and the bayous. His big, baggy novels are always about much more than the mechanics of the detective plot; his real subject, like the French master, is the human condition, seen in every situation of society.

The king of Southern noir.

His lyrical prose, his deep understanding of what makes people behave as they do, and his control of plot and pace are masterly.

One of the finest American writers.

When it comes to literate, pungently characterised American crime writing, James Lee Burke has few peers.