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Publisher's Summary

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.
©2012 James Lee Burke (P)2012 Simon and Schuster
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5 out of 5 stars
By tolstoyscat on 04-07-18

liked this

well read and masterfully written.i enjoy James Lee Burke's style of writing. I enjoy his books.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Dundas I. Flaherty on 10-01-12

Didn't finish

Found this to be earlier work, not readable compared with Burke's mature work.Stopped reading after trying three stories and switched to Going After Cacciato, which is terrific. Liked a couple of Burke's more recent works, but can't read them too closely together or I fine a sameness in them.

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