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Author: James Lee Burke
ISBN: 0754095061
Language: English
Pages: 517 pages
Category: Contemporary
Publisher: Chivers; Large Print edition (June 1, 2004)
Rating: 4.4
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Last Car to Elysian Fields. I’m Using My Bible for a Road Map by Don Reno, Charles Schroeder.

A Dave Robicheaux Novel. Chapter 1. The first week after Labor Day, after a summer of hot wind and drought that left the cane fields dust blown and spider webbed with cracks, rain showers once more danced across the wetlands, the temperature dropped twenty degrees, and the sky turned the hard flawless blue of an inverted ceramic bowl. In the evenings I sat on the back steps of a rented shotgun house on Bayou Teche and watched the boats passing in the twilight and listened to the Sunset Limited blowing down the line

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Contents Jolie Blon’s Bounce Last Car to Elysian Fields Crusader’s Cross BY THE SAME AUTHOR Bitterroot Purple Cane Road Heartwood Lay Down My Sword and Shield. In the evenings I sat on the back steps of a rented shotgun house on Bayou Teche and watched the boats passing in the twilight and listened to the Sunset Limited blowing down the line.

Last Car to Elysian Fields. So to return there - as he does in Last Car to Elysian Fields - means visiting old ghosts, exposing old wounds, opening himself up to new, yet familiar, dangers

Last Car to Elysian Fields. Publication date: 2003. So to return there - as he does in Last Car to Elysian Fields - means visiting old ghosts, exposing old wounds, opening himself up to new, yet familiar, dangers. When Robicheaux, now a police officer based in the somewhat quieter Louisiana town of New Iberia, learns that an old friend, Father Jimmie Dolan, a Catholic priest always at the center of controversy, has been the victim of a particularly brutal assault, he knows he has to return to New Orleans to investigate, if only unofficially.

James Lee Burke never seems to run out of steam I decided to pick up where I left off in the series which was Last Car to Elysian Fields

James Lee Burke never seems to run out of steam. With other authors, like Tom Clancy, every next book seems a little less good than the previous one. Burke continues seemingly effortlessly. I decided to pick up where I left off in the series which was Last Car to Elysian Fields.

Start by marking Last Car to Elysian Fields (Dave Robicheaux, as Want to Read . Of course, another great book from James Lee Burke

Start by marking Last Car to Elysian Fields (Dave Robicheaux, as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Of course, another great book from James Lee Burke. Dave Robineaux is such a honest and flawed man, this series is a gem. Once again, there are problems in New Iberia Louisiana, and Dave is in the middle of it.

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For other people named James Burke, see James Burke (disambiguation). Burke has also written five miscellaneous crime novels (including Two for Texas), two short story collections, four books starring protagonist Texas attorney Billy Bob Holland, four books starring Billy Bob's cousin Texas sheriff Hackberry Holland, and two books starring Weldon Avery Holland, grandson of legendary Texas lawman Hackberry Holland. Last Car to Elysian Fields (2003).

James Lee Burke is a New York Times bestselling author, two-time winner of the Edgar Award, and the recipient of the .

James Lee Burke is a New York Times bestselling author, two-time winner of the Edgar Award, and the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts in Fiction. He's authored thirty-seven novels and two short story collections. He lives in Missoula, Montana. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.

Detective Robicheaux investigates a car crash that ended the lives of three teenage girls, a case that is compromised by a grief-crazed father, a psychologically unbalanced assassin, and a cache of dangerous secrets.
Comments (7)
Amerikan_Volga
In "Last Car to Elysian Fields" fans of the Robicheaux series find their beloved but flawed hero moving into a new stage of his life. With wife Bootsie having died and daughter Alafair away at college, and his childhood home burned to the charred ground Robicheaux is presented with the opportunity to reboot his life. True to the dark beauty that is JLB's writing, it only takes a few pages to realize that Robicheaux, at least for the time being, is an emotional recidivist for whom such change is unobtainable.

Shackled by his dislike for the powerful and the greedy, sparked by his deep well of anger, and enabled by his friend Clete Purcell, Robicheaux lurches forward in yet another misadventure. Even in the search of truth and justice, Robicheaux manages to leave loss and despair in his wake.

For the JLB fan, this novel may not plow new territory; the writing is as strong as ever though, and this is Robicheaux just the way we know and love him.
Reggy
Another master work by a masterful writer. The reader finds Dave Robicheaux alone and struggling at the opening of the novel, his beloved Bootsie dead and Alafair away at college in Oregon. Always a man out of step with the contemporary world, Dave becomes more and more disenchanted in this novel. He and his good friend Cletus are overwhelmed by a world of depravity and corruption. Even worse than the usual gang of low-lifes is the greed of soulless corporations and the bottomless depravity of the politicians who are their minions. As always, the actual story line is the least important part of Jame's Lee Burke's poetic, lyrical prose style. It's the people in his novels that command our respect: that and Dave's ruminations on a world that is constantly changing, and not for the better. Gary J. George
Beranyle
James. Lee Burke speaks with a voice that that filters deep within all the layers of within the dark side of south Louisiana. The anguish of Dave Robicheaux takes any storyline
of crime and miscreants to such a vivid vision of a world few of us will ever see and that most could never imagine - yet brought to life in an unquestionable reality. Few authors bring more pleasure.
Fesho
A powerful and moving book in the Robicheaux series, that I recommend highly. With each book in the series, I exclaim, "This is best one, yet." The rich, lyrical prose runs as a counterpoint to the grimness of the crimes and characters, including the dark and burdened hero, Robicheaux. His ongoing friendship with the direct and dangerous Clete is a shining thread, as are the descriptions of the natural beauty of Louisiana, the endurance and complexity of its peoples, and the glowing, loving tributes to its great musicians. I have spent a lot of enchanting time on Youtube looking up old blues musicians of profound beauty. Read these novels, and read them in order if you can.
black coffe
This is a sad and hard read and plays on the guilt of those of us who have lived in the South and know about the terrors of county prisons, roadgangs, leased labor, hopeless time stackers, and heartless outriders.

This book takes brutality to extremes and inhumanly grinds the bodies of black prisoners into memories and ghosts.

Crime, money, sex, power, loveless relationships, and knuckle busting testosteronic encounters among the law and lawless flow unchecked throughout this action packed novel. The stuff of songs, the foundation of legends, the lies of the entertainment industry, and the harshness of wealth versus poverty are quite interesting.

Faces and voices of the dead haunt the pages. Alcoholics Anonymous, the Catholic Church, and a host of other organizations provide input to worthy concepts and ideas that can help or hinder lost souls.

A good, sobering, hard to settle read awaits the brave reader.
Eng.Men
James Lee Burke never seems to run out of steam. With other authors, like Tom Clancy, every next book seems a little less good than the previous one. Burke continues seemingly effortlessly. Nothing seems strained or contrived. he tells an interesting story with wonderful characters. I am working my way through this series and hope that the string of home runs continues.
Vijora
No spoilers here! If you need to get out of town for a while but can't afford it, Burke is your travel agent. Louisiana is a main character in the Dave Robicheaux series and you will live, eat, breath, hear and smell it from the moment you lift the cover (or turn your Kindle on) without ever having to leave your favorite reading spot. Fix a Dr. Pepper with a lime squeeze and settle in for a great time.

It had been a while since I'd spent any time in the Bayou with Dave Robicheaux and Clete Purcell. Life happens. Then, the other day I saw Electric Mist with Tommy Lee Jones and got the Travel Jones. I decided to pick up where I left off in the series which was Last Car to Elysian Fields. The library didn't have an available copy so I went to Amazon and downloaded it immediately. No waiting!

I love paperbacks but Kindle is really fun because you can highlight and notate passages for easy reference later. In this title, Burke introduces a classic character by the name of Max Coll who is so grotesque he's hilarious. I'm highlighting his bits as I go because they're all keepers. Max is a grouchy, self-sabotaging, has-been hit man for the mob. Think Oscar Madison with a personality disorder. He meets his match in Father Jimmie Dolan. Their phone conversations are priceless. And, there's one scene where Max gets himself in a jam that snowballs from bad to worse. It was pee-a-little, on-the-floor funny. Burke tops himself. It's one of the best comedic scenes I've ever read. I haven't finished the book yet but I'd give it a thumbs up for this character alone. And now, with Kindle, I can revisit favorite passages in seconds with a tap of the finger.