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James Lee Burke Confronts Race Issues in His Crime Novels

Burke has been writing for 35 years but he's best known for his more recent detective novels about Dave Robicheaux, a recovering alcoholic who is also a troubled Vietnam vet and a New Orleans police lieutenant. His books include: "The Neon Rain," "Heaven's Prisoners," "Black Cherry Blues," "A Morning for Flamingos" and "A Stained White Radiance." Burke's new book, his eighth Dave Robicheaux novel, is called "Dixie City Jam."

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New Orleans Novelist James Lee Burke

Burke has been writing for 35 years, but is best known for his more recent detective novels about Dave Robicheaux, a recovering alcoholic, troubled Vietnam vet, and a New Orleans police lieutenant. Those books include "The Neon Rain," "Heaven's Prisoners," "Black Cherry Blues," and "A Morning for Flamingos." His fifth Robicheaux novel is, "A Stained White Radiance."

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Novelist James Lee Burke.

Novelist James Lee Burke. He's been writing for 35 years but he's best known for his more recent detective novels about Dave Robicheaux (ROW-bah-show), a recovering alcoholic, who is also a troubled Vietnam vet, and a New Orleans police lieutenant. The books are: "The Neon Rain," "Heaven's Prisoners," "Black Cherry Blues," and "A Morning for Flamingos." His fifth Robicheaux novel is, "A Stained White Radiance." (published by Hyperion).

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