More thoughts on the writing of James Lee Burke

Ok, there are patterns that repeat themselves in the books of James Lee Burke, who carries a stock company of character actors, like film director, John Ford, who occupy, colour and drive his stories. First, there's Dave Robicheaux, the main protagonist in the twenty strong Robicheaux series. He's a flawed but principled character whose life…Read more More thoughts on the writing of James Lee Burke

Don’t follow leaders…

A review of James Lee Burke's Light of the World Ok, there are patterns that repeat themselves in the books of James Lee Burke, who carries a stock company of character actors, like film director, John Ford, who occupy, colour and drive his stories. First, there's Dave Robicheaux, the main protagonist in the twenty strong…Read more Don’t follow leaders…

Thoughts on the writings of James Lee Burke

The comment that has surprised me most since I published my first novel, TITO'S DEAD, last week, is, 'A Crime novel? I wouldn't have seen you writing a Crime Mystery' novel.' Why not? Mystery and crime are two phenomena no-one's short of, in fiction or real life. But I think I got my love of…Read more Thoughts on the writings of James Lee Burke