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on 28 January 2006
Burke's books are outstanding, particularly those about his alter ego Dave Robicheaux. Apart from being a 'good crime read' the characters are complex and realistic. Burke's description of Louisiana is evocative both as to the society, history and geography. At times the description of Robicheaux's feelings and personality is sublime. Burke/ Robicheaux are on the side of the good guys, but as flawed characters struggling with themselves as much as the hostile society in which they live. Marvellous.
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on 18 June 2015
Gritty entertaining detective yarns set in New Orleans. This book contains the first three novels in the series, which generally get better with each proceeding story. It is worth reading from the first novel The Neon Rain as they do kind of follow-on from each other
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on 3 August 2006
The Dave Robichoux series just gets better and better. Burkes is a superb author, able to paint vivid pictures and create a landscape filled with real characters. This is detective storytelling with a difference. Do yourself a favour and buy some of this stuff - you won't be dissapointed.

DO NOT buy this book if you like simple plots, two dimensional characters and BOYS OWN storytelling.
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on 23 January 2006
I was given this book as a Christmas present. I'm already scheming how to exact my revenge.
This book was rubbish - cliched and unbelievable with a plot that didn't make sense.
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