James Lee Burke Books in Order (LIST)

James Lee Burke Book LIST (in order / by series)

The Dave Robicheaux Series / Books:
(with Dave Robicheaux – detective; also a Vietnam veteran;)

  1. The Neon Rain (1987) – with Dave Robicheaux [ location – Vietnam ]
  2. Heaven’s Prisoners (1988) – with Dave Robicheaux [ location – Louisiana ]
  3. Black Cherry Blues (1989) – with Dave Robicheaux
  4. A Morning for Flamingos (1990) – with Dave Robicheaux [ location – New Iberia / Louisiana ]
  5. A Stained White Radiance (1992) – with Dave Robicheaux / Weldon Sonnier
  6. In the Electric Mist With Confederate Dead (1993) – with Dave Robicheaux [ location – New Iberia / Louisiana ]
  7. Dixie City Jam (1994) – with Dave Robicheaux [ location – Gulf of Mexico etc ]
  8. Burning Angel (1995) – with Dave Robicheaux / Will Buchalter
  9. Cadillac Jukebox (1996) – with Dave Robicheaux / Aaron Crown / Buford LaRose [ location – Louisiana ]
  10. Sunset Limited (1998) – with Dave Robicheaux / Megan Flynn / Jack Flynn [ location – New Iberia / Louisiana ]
  11. Purple Cane Road (2000) – with Dave Robicheaux / Mae Guillory
  12. Jolie Blon’s Bounce (2002) – with Dave Robicheaux / Tee Bobby Hulin / Clete Purcel / Joe Zeroski [ location – New Iberia / Louisiana ]
  13. Last Car to Elysian Fields (2003) – with Dave Robicheaux / Jimmie Dolan / Clete Purcel / Max Coll / Dolan [ location – New Iberia / Louisiana ]
  14. Crusader’s Cross (2005) – with Dave Robicheaux / Jimmie
  15. Pegasus Descending (2006) – with Dave Robicheaux / Trish Klein
  16. The Tin Roof Blowdown (2007) – with Dave Robicheaux
  17. Swan Peak (2008) – with Dave Robicheaux / Clete Purcell / Sally Dio
  18. The Glass Rainbow (2010) – with Dave Robicheaux / Clete Purcel / Alafair / Herman Stanga
  19. Creole Belle (2012) – with Dave Robicheaux / Tee Jolie Melton
  20. Light of the World (2013) – with Dave Robicheaux / Asa Surrette / Alafair / Gretchen Horowitz / Legion Guidry

The Holland Family Books / Series:
(with Weldon Holland)

  1. Wayfaring Stranger (2014) – with Weldon Avery Holland
  2. House of the Rising Sun (2015) – with Weldon Avery Holland
  3. The Jealous Kind (2016) – with Grady Harrelson / Valerie Epstein

The Billy Bob Holland Series / Books:
(with Billy Bob Holland – he is a Texas attorney;)

  1. Cimarron Rose (1997) – with Billy Bob Holland / Lucas Smothers
  2. Heartwood (1999) – with Earl Deitrich / Peggy Jean / Billy Bob Holland / Wilbur Pickett  [ location – Deaf Smith ]
  3. Bitterroot (2001) – with Billy Bob Holland / Wyatt Dixon / David Robicheaux [ location – Bitterroot Valley / Montana ]
  4. In the Moon of Red Ponies (2004) – with Billy Bob Holland / Wyatt Dixon

Books with Hackberry Holland:
(with Hack / Hackberry Holland – an attorney)

  1. Lay Down My Sword and Shield (1971) – with Hack / Hackberry Holland
  2. Rain Gods (2009) – with Hack / Hackberry Holland [ location – south Texas ]
  3. Feast Day of Fools (2011) – with Hack / Hackberry Holland / Danny Boy Lorca / Anton Ling
  4. House of the Rising Sun (2015) – with Hack / Hackberry Holland / Ruby Dansen / Beatrice DeMolay / Maggie Bassett

Other books (Stand-alone):

  • Two for Texas (1982) – with Son Holland / Hugh Allison
  • Half of Paradise (1965) – with Avery Broussard / Toussaint Boudreaux / J.P. Winfield
  • White Doves at Morning (2002) – with Lobert Perry / Ira Jamison
  • To The Bright and Shining Sun (1970) – with Perry James
  • The Lost Get-Back Boogie (1986) – with Iry Paret [ location – Louisiana ]
  • Jesus Out to Sea (2007) – a collection of short stories.
  • The Convict (1985) – a collection of short stories.

Anthologies:

  • Delta Blues (2010) includes the short story Big Midnight Special.
  • Best of the South (1996) includes the short story Water People.
  • Naked: Writers Uncover the Way We Live on Earth (2004) includes the short story Last Car to Elysian Fields.
  • Wide Awake in the Pelican State (2006) includes the short story The Convict.
  • Retrieving Bones: Stories and Poems of the Korean War (1999) includes the short story We Build Churches, Inc.
  • Texas Bound Book II (1998) includes the short story The Convict.

Movies / TV Series from the books:

  • Heaven’s Prisoners (1996) based on the book Heaven’s Prisoners (1988) – from the Dave Robicheaux Series. Stars Alec Baldwin as Dave Robicheaux, Kelly Lynch as Annie Robicheaux and more.
  • Two for Texas (1998) based on the book Two for Texas (1982). Stars Kris Kristofferson as Hugh Allison, Scott Bairstow as Son Holland and more.
  • In the Electric Mist (2009) based on the book In the Electric Mist (1993) – from the Dave Robicheaux Series. Stars Tommy Lee Jones as Dave Robicheaux, Peter Sarsgaard as Elrod Sykes and more.
  • Winter Light (2015) based on a short story. Stars Raymond J. Barry as Roger Guidry and more.

Awards:

  • Edgar Award (in 1990) with the book Black Cherry Blues – from the Dave Robicheaux Series. Also, in 1998 with the book Cimarron Rose.
  • Hammett Prize (in 1994) with the book Dixie City Jam – from the Dave Robicheaux Series.
  • Grand Prix de Littérature Policière (in 1992) with the book Black Cherry Blues – from the Dave Robicheaux Series.
  • Gumshoe Award (in 2008) with the book The Tin Roof Blowdown – from the Dave Robicheaux Series.

Type of books / work – mystery, speculative fiction

Born – 5 December 1936

 

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