06 May 2011

Black Cherry Blues ~ James Lee Burke

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Edgar Award 1990
# 3 Dave Robincheaux

I haven’t read a lot of Burke and I think this was my first Robincheaux. Not sure that I am won over, not sure what all the fuss is about. No doubt I will read more but this was ok, nothing more.

I seem to have a knack of picking the ones (“White Dves At The Morning” & “Cimarron Rose”), that aren’t totally about Louisanna and the South and I think that is the “sense of place” that I am looking for.

This one was partially set in Louisanna but much of the action also takes place in Montana - which is written with vivid description.