Monday, February 8, 2010

2010 Book 10: Black Cherry Blues

Book #:195

Book Title:Black Cherry Blues

Author:James Lee Burke


Pub. Date:1989


Started:February 4, 2010

Finished:February 7, 2010

Time to Read:3 Days

Back Cover / Inside Flap:"Evil crept into Dave Robicheaux's bayou world one night and destroyed the woman he loved. Now it's threatening the life of his innocent child.

Framed for murder, the Cajun ex-cop is traveling far from his Louisiana home to clear his name, to help a friend, to save what remains of his family - seeking justice in Big Sky Country...and revenge."
Review:This is a quick and fairly fun read, complete with "bayou" characters and a gruff, tough but intriguing hero. Dave Robicheaux has been beaten down by life and the hits just keep on coming...but he shows enormous grace and ingenuity to overcome and to seek out those who seek to destroy him and his loved ones. Colorful language abounds in this novel and even without having read any of Burke's other Robicheaux novels, the reader can easily keep up with the action and feel like they know him inside out. Give it a try!

If you have read or are planning to read this book, please make sure to stop back by and leave me a comment to let me know your own thoughts!

From my library to yours,


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