In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead by James Lee Burke

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Back in print at last, James Lee Burke’s suspense-packed sixth novel in his bestselling Dave Robicheaux series delivers a heart-pounding bayou manhunt—and features “one of the colest, earthiest heroes in thrilerdom” (Entertainment Weekly ).

When Hollywood invades New Iberia Parish to film a Civil War epic, restless specters waiting in the shadows for Louisiana detective Dave Robicheaux are reawakened—ghosts of a history best left undisturbed. Hunting a serial killer preying on the lawless young, Robicheaux comes face-to-face with the elusive guardians of his darkest torments— who hold the key to his ultimate salvation . . . or a final, fatal downfall.
 

About James Lee Burke

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James Lee Burke, winner of two Edgar awards, is the author of nineteen previous novels, many of them "New York Times" bestsellers, including "Cimmaron Rose", Cadillac Jukebox", & "Sunset Limited". He & his wife divide their time between Missoula, Montana, & New Iberia, Louisiana.
 
Published January 27, 2014 by Pocket Star. 388 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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In the sixth Dave Robicheaux mystery (following A Stained White Radiance ), Burke explores new narrative territory with qualified success, leading his Cajun detective into a series of dreamlike encoun

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In the sixth Dave Robicheaux mystery (following A Stained White Radiance ), Burke explores new narrative territory with qualified success, leading his Cajun detective into a series of dreamlike encounters with a troop of Confederate soldiers under Gen.

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Based on James Lee Burke's best selling novel In the Electric Mist With Confederate Dead, directed by acclaimed director, Bertrand Tavernier ('Round Midnight, The Princess of Montpensier) and starring award winning actors Tommy Lee Jones and John Goodma n, In the Electric Mist draws its appeal fr...

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Entertainment Weekly

In The Electric Mist with Confederate Dead James Lee Burke (Avon, $5.99, 1993) Mist is Burke's sixth novel to feature Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux.

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Entertainment Weekly

Among writers in the genre, only Tony Hillerman's novels about the Navajo Tribal Police match Burke's ability to write evocatively about the natural world — high praise indeed.

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It will not be until much later that he will meet General John Bell Hood who will give him an insight into Louisiana’s past.

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Based on a novel by James Lee Burke, and featuring a laconic perf by Tommy Lee Jones as a Louisiana cop investigating a serial killer, pic blends flavors from Tavernier's own eclectic filmography of policiers, social-issues fare and even films about filmmaking, but the whole gumbo lacks real zing.

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