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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 Dave ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books

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In the Electric Mist with Conf... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books

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Jolie Blon's Bounce is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
Jolie Blon's Bounce James Lee Burke

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Black Cherry Blues is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
Black Cherry Blues James Lee Burke

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THE NEON RAIN is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
The Neon Rain James Lee Burke

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Morning For Flamingo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
A Morning For Flamingos James Lee Burke

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The Glass Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
The Glass Rainbow James Lee Burke

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Purple cane road is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
Purple cane road James Lee Burke

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Dixie City Jam is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
Dixie City Jam James Lee Burke

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Cimarron Rose is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
Cimarron Rose James Lee Burke

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A stained white radiance is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
A stained white radiance James Lee Burke

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Last car to Elysian Fields is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
Last car to Elysian Fields James Lee Burke

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Pegasus Descending is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
Pegasus Descending James Lee Burke

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Creole Belle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
Creole Belle James Lee Burke

17 Signs You Are Being Cheated On

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Swan Peak is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
Swan Peak James Lee Burke

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Bitterroot is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
Bitterroot James Lee Burke

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In the moon of red ponies is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
In the moon of red ponies James Lee Burke

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Crusader's Cross: A Dave Robic... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books

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Cadillac Jukebox is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
Cadillac Jukebox James Lee Burke

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White doves at morning is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
White doves at morning James Lee Burke

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The lost get-back boogie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
The lost get-back boogie James Lee Burke

20 Books to Read in Your 20s

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Sunset Limited is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
Sunset Limited James Lee Burke

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Heartwood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
Heartwood James Lee Burke

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Burning angel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
Burning angel James Lee Burke

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Lay down my sword and shield is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books

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To the bright and shining sun is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books

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Mississippi Delta - Blut in de... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books

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Two for Texas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
Two for Texas James Lee Burke

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Half of paradise is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
Half of paradise James Lee Burke

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The convict is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best James Lee Burke Books
The convict James Lee Burke