The Best James Lee Burke Books

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Vote for the James Lee Burke novels you just couldn't put down. If you haven't read a book, don't downvote it.

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.

  • Black Cherry Blues
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    Black Cherry Blues is a book by James Lee Burke.
    • Author: James Lee Burke
    • First Published: 1989
    • Subjects: Louisiana
    • Genres (Book): Suspense, Mystery, Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
  • The Tin Roof Blowdown is a crime novel by American author James Lee Burke.
    • Author: James Lee Burke
    • First Published: 2007
    • Subjects: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans
    • Genres (Book): Fiction, Novel
    • Original Language: English Language
  • The Neon Rain
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    The Neon Rain is a novel by James Lee Burke. Broken hearted, New Orleans Detective Dave Robicheaux throws himself into his work which at the moment involves investigating the murder of a young prostitute.

    • Author: James Lee Burke
    • First Published: 1987
    • Subjects: Police, Louisiana
    • Genres (Book): Suspense, Mystery, Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
  • In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead
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    In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead is a novel by James Lee Burke. Detective Dave Robicheaux confronts his demons while searching for a serial killer as a Hollywood production takes over the town.

    • Author: James Lee Burke
    • First Published: 1993
    • Genres (Book): Speculative fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
  • Jolie Blon's Bounce
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    Jolie Blon's Bounce is a book written by James Lee Burke.
    • Author: James Lee Burke
    • First Published: 2002
    • Genres (Book): Mystery, Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
  • A Morning For Flamingos
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    A Morning For Flamingos is a novel by James Lee Burke. After being wounded in a shooting that left his partner dead and himself wounded, Detective Dave Robicheaux searches for the killer.

    • Author: James Lee Burke
    • First Published: 1990
    • Genres (Book): Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language