The Convict and Other Stories by James Lee Burke

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THE COLLECTION NO CRIME FICTION FAN SHOULD BE WITHOUT -- THE ESSENTIAL SHORT STORIES OF JAMES LEE BURKE

"America's best novelist" (The Denver Post ), two-time Edgar Award winner James Lee Burke is renowned for his lush, suspense-charged portrayals of the Deep South -- the people, the crime, the hope and despair infused in the bayou landscape. This stunning anthology takes us back to where Burke's heart and soul beat -- the steamy, seamy Gulf Coast -- in complex and fascinating tales that crackle with violence and menace, meshing his flair for gripping storytelling with his urbane writing style.
 

About James Lee Burke

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James Lee Burke, a rare winner of two Edgar Awards, and named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, is the author of thirty-one previous novels and two collections of short stories, including such New York Times bestsellers as The Glass Rainbow, Swan Peak, The Tin Roof Blowdown, Last Car to Elysian Fields, and Rain Gods. He lives in Missoula, Montana.
 
Published July 9, 2010 by Pocket Books. 241 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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James Lee Burke is known for his Dave Robichaux series of New Orleans detective novels, easily picked up in any Denver area bookstore, but before their ascendance to mainstream popularity, he put in years as a dedicated plotter of carefully balanced non genre-based short stories, nine of the best...

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