James Lee Burke is an American author of mysteries, many of which feature Detective Dave Robicheaux. They are set in Louisiana and Burke gives us a good feel for the settings through the language of the South, the food, the humidity and the people. Burke is a great crime writer who gets you in with his characters and makes you want to read everything he has written.
Early days. Burke’s college English papers earned him a string of D-minuses until he talked to his professor about what was wrong. “She said, ‘Your spelling is an assault upon the eyeballs. Your penmanship makes me wish the Phoenicians had not developed the alphabet. But I couldn’t give you an F because you have so much heart,’” ‘Burke’ said in a 1996 interview with People. “Every Saturday I went with her and rewrote the essay for the week. I got a B and made the dean’s list. (She) changed my life.” (A quote from Barnes and Noble-Meet the Writers)
If you like James Lee Burke you might also like Lee Child, John Sandford and Dennis Lehane.test Filed under Cool Crime Writers | Tags: Cool Crime Writers | Comment (0)