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The glass rainbow

The glass rainbow

Burke, James Lee, 1936-

When Dave Robicheaux gets the call saying his ex-partner Clete Purcel is in jail for felony assault and resisting arrest, bailing him out is instinctive. After all, Clete is the man who saved Dave's life by carrying him down a fire escape with two bullets in his back

Paperback, Book. English. Detective and mystery stories. Crime.
Published London: Phoenix, 2011
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Statement of responsibility: James Lee Burke
ISBN: 075382809X, 9780753828090
Note: Originally published: London: Orion, 2010.
Physical Description: 522 p. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Robicheaux, Dave (Fictitious character) Fiction.; Police Louisiana New Orleans Fiction.

Author note

James Lee Burke is the author of many previous novels, many featuring Detective Dave Robicheaux. He won the EDGAR AWARD in 1998 for CIMARRON ROSE, while BLACK CHERRY BLUES won the EDGAR in 1990 and SUNSET LIMITED was awarded the CWA GOLD DAGGER in 1998. He lives with his wife, Pearl, in Missoula, Montana and New Iberia, Louisiana.


With the atmosphere as thick as the fug of Louisiana's swamps, Burke displays a poetic vein that sets him apart from most crime writers. He also knows how to tell a cracking story.
MAIL ON SUNDAY||A deeply lyrical howl of outrage from a master.
CATHOLIC HERALD||A superior piece of crime fiction.