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The Best James Lee Burke Books 

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Updated June 14, 2019 713 votes 259 voters 12.7k views 30 items

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List of the best James Lee Burke books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that James Lee Burke is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of James Lee Burke who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

This list has a variety of books in it, from Black Cherry Blues to Burning Angel. What are James Lee Burke's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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The Tin Roof Blowdown: A... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
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In the Electric Mist wit... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
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THE NEON RAIN is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
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Jolie Blon's Bounce is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
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Black Cherry Blues is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
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Morning For Flamingo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
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The Glass Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
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Purple cane road is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
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Dixie City Jam is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
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A stained white radiance... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
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Cimarron Rose is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
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Last car to Elysian Fiel... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
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White doves at morning ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
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Creole Belle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
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Half of paradise is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
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Bitterroot is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
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Swan Peak is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
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Pegasus Descending is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
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In the moon of red ponie... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
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Mississippi Delta - Blut... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
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Crusader's Cross: A Dave... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
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Heartwood is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
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Sunset Limited is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
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Cadillac Jukebox is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
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The lost get-back boogie... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
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