A first class detective adventure, tough and suspenseful… I’ve not read anything so good since Raymond Chandler set down Philip Marlowe in Los Angeles’ Walker Percy James Lee Burke, author of the highly-acclaimed HEAVEN’S PRISONERS and THE NEON RAIN, returns with his third Dave Robicheaux adventure which confirms his reputation as a brilliant storyteller and a crime novelist of compelling originality.
BLACK CHERRY BLUES sweeps from the lush, misty Bayou country of Southern Louisiana to the rugged landscape of Montana, where Dave Robicheaux ex-New Orleans homicide detective confronts Indians, oil company roughnecks and ruthless criminals.
Haunted by a double tragedy the accidental death of his father and brutal murder of his wife -Robicheaux embarks on an investigation that leads to the Montana offices of the oil company that once employed his father. And in coming to the aid of an old friend, burnt-out rockabilly star Dixie Lee Pugh, he is sucked into a violent, terrifying world where shady federal agents and mafia henchmen obey nobody’s rules but their own…
“A stunning novel that takes detective fiction into new imaginative realms” – Publishers Weekly