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Heavens Prisoners (Dave Robicheaux Mysteries) Paperback – 13 Jun 1996

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage; Film Tie-In edition (13 Jun. 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099574810
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099574811
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.9 x 20.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,379,544 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Elmore Leonard

Burke tells a story in a style all his own: language that's alive, electric; he's a master at setting mood, laying in atmosphere, all with quirky, raunchy dialogue that's a delight.



New York "Newsday"

A fine, compelling novel.



"Kansas City Star"

Riveting...Burke is a master.



"The Philadelphia Inquirer"

Fine, intelligent prose, gritty yet poetic.



New York "Newsday"A fine, compelling novel.

"Kansas City Star"Riveting...Burke is a master.

"The Philadelphia Inquirer"Fine, intelligent prose, gritty yet poetic.

Elmore LeonardBurke tells a story in a style all his own: language that's alive, electric; he's a master at setting mood, laying in atmosphere, all with quirky, raunchy dialogue that's a delight.

Elmore Leonard Burke tells a story in a style all his own: language that's alive, electric; he's a master at setting mood, laying in atmosphere, all with quirky, raunchy dialogue that's a delight.

New York "Newsday" A fine, compelling novel.

"The Philadelphia Inquirer" Fine, intelligent prose, gritty yet poetic.

"Kansas City Star" Riveting...Burke is a master. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The second Dave Robicheaux novel from the award-winning crime writer. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Format: Paperback
Heaven's Prisoners is the second book in the Dave Robicheaux series. Following his departure from the New Orleans Police Department he sets up home with his wife Annie in the swamp and bayoux country of the New Iberia of his childhood.
One day whilst out fishing in the gulf he witnesses a plane crash which heralds the start of a tragic series of events.
Dave explores the darkest corners of his soul as he battles with his alcoholism and tries to conclude some business with an old school friend Bubba Rocque.
This book is an important link into the future stories and introduces some of the key characters including his daughter Alafair and Batiste the paid hand at Dave's boat and bait shop.
Not the best of the series but an emotional and revealing insight into the complexities and dichotomy of Dave's character. An introduction to the Dave's world in southern Louisiana as we later come to know it.
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With Heaven's Prisoners, James Lee Burke delivers an excellent sequel to The Neon Rain and ensures the success of his fictional detective, Dave Robicheaux.
The plot centres around the crash of a light aircraft into the Gulf, and it's passengers, both dead and alive.
What differentiates this book from the morass of dull "Thriller-by-numbers" is not only the plot, but also the creation of a truly lasting central character and the delightful and thorough description of the book's setting.
In Dave Robicheaux, James Lee Burke has created possibly the finest fictional detective of modern times. In my opinion, only Ian Rankin's Inspector Rebus is worthy of comparison to Robicheaux. Both Robicheaux and Rebus are deeply flawed men, deemed under-achievers by their peers, haunted by personal demons, yet great believers in truth and justice, but not necessarily their respective judicial systems. The reader cannot help but be drawn to Robicheaux as Burke cleverly engenders feelings of sympathy and compassion for his character by subjecting him to some quite horrific twists of plot and fate.
Burke's literary talents are also exhibited by his portrayal of Southern USA and it's inhabitants. His love of this troubled part of the USA is apparent in every word as he transports the reader to the bayous and bars of the South with a detail again reminiscent of Rankin's Edinburgh.
A great novel by any standards, Heaven's Prisoners depicts good and evil, not in black and white, but in myriad shares of grey which is infinitely more satisfying. Devotees of great crime fiction could do no better than to discover James Lee Burke and Dave Robicheaux.
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Our Louisiana detective brought out of temporary calm "civilian" life by some traumatic experiences. Back into action with a vengeance - literally. Introducing the fictional version of Dave's adopted daughter Alifair. This sets the tone and style for much that follows in succeeding books. The atmosphere and scenery of southern Louisiana is lovingly described. Robicheaux is one of the great fictional detective heroes. Once you've read this - you're hooked!
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Well up to the usual unique style of Burke. Don't understand half the nature references or many of the food ones but just love the sound of it all. Intricate plot as always and a host of fascinating characters and places. Robicheaux's knack of getting himself into trouble (and most times out of it again) keeps you turning the pages
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For lovers of crime novels, you should ask yourself why you haven't read any of Burke's novels before, and if you are tempted this time, I assure you it won't be the last. There is a series of Burke novels with this character (Dave Robicheaux) and many more besides without. You could keep yourself happy for months on Burke's novels alone. This may be one of his best and therefore a good starting point, but "The Neon Rain" was his first Robicheaux book.
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Not as good as the first book. How did he rejoin the police force in one day? Is this possible in the US? Beautiful descriptions of the setting, and the dialogue was good too. Plot a bit contrived at times.
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Great scene setter. Love these books. Poetic with a fair bit of bllodshed thrown in to good effect. Some wonderful characterisations. I have read many but I am now working through the series in order.
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James Lee Burke never disappoints. His books are brooding, sensuous, full of the smells and sounds of the Deep South. Many writers have 'damaged' cops, but nobody writes real people and real damage like Burke.
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