The Neon Rain

The Neon Rain

A Dave Robicheaux Mystery

Book - 1987
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Dave Robicheaux, a New Orleans detective, discovers that someone wants him dead and becomes involved with drug dealers, Mafia chieftains, an ex-general with shady dealings in Central America, and a beautiful woman.
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, c1987
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805000535
Branch Call Number: MYS Bur
Characteristics: 248 p. ; 22 cm


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Oct 08, 2019

Seattle times book club. Mystery. Series #1. Set in New Orleans.

Tigard_AnnieS Feb 16, 2019

James Lee Burke has the rare gift of making genre fiction read like literature.

Mar 01, 2018

Tremendously violent just within the first few pages. When 2 characters started describing how they were going to torture the protagonist, I quit.

JCLHilaryS Jul 06, 2016

A mystery set in New Orleans with rich characters and history. The story is timeless and universal - A flawed and troubled lead Detective, Dave Robicheaux finds himself in too deep in a quagmire of criminal networks and must pull himself out if he is to survive. It can be hard to like Detective Robicheaux because of his flaws, but his redeeming qualities save him and the story, in the end. The descriptive details of the setting and references to Cajun language and traditions make this a different and enjoyable book.

Dec 10, 2015

Beautifully eloquent author, allbeit a tad dark. Very enjoyable read. This series gives an interesting insight into american cultural nuances. The characters are very 'real'.


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