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    The Neon Rain by James Lee Burke

New Orleans Detective Dave Robicheaux has fought too many battles: in Vietnam, with police brass, with killers and hustlers, and the bottle. Lost without his wife's love, Robicheaux haunts the intense and heady French Quarter--the place he calls home, and the place that nearly destroys him when he beomes involved in the case of a young prostitute whose body is found in a bayou.

Year: 1987
Genre: Detective Fiction

    A Morning for Flamingos by James Lee Burke

Desperately holding together the pieces of his shattered life, Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux has rejoined the New Iberia police force. While transporting two death-row prisoners, Dave is wounded, his partner is killed. Now he's trailing a killer into the heart of the Big Easy's underworld.

Year: 1990
Genre: Detective Fiction

    A Stained White Radiance by James Lee Burke

Oil speculator Weldon Sonnier is the patriarch of a troubled family intimately bound to the CIA, the Mob, and the Klan. Now, the murder of a cop and a bizarre assassination attempt pull Detective Dave Robicheaux into the Sonniers' hellish world of madness, murder, and incest. But Robicheaux has devils of his own--and they may just destroy the tormented investigator and the two people he holds most dear.

Year: 1992
Genre: Detective Fiction

    The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories by Otto Penzler

An unstoppable anthology of crime stories culled from Black Mask magazine the legendary publication that turned a pulp phenomenon into literary mainstream. Black Mask was the apotheosis of noir. It was the magazine where the first hardboiled detective story, which was written by Carroll John Daly appeared. It was the slum in which such American literary titans like Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler got their start, and it was the home of stories with titles like "Murder Is Bad Luck," "Ten Carets of Lead," and "Drop Dead Twice."

Year: 2010
Genre: Detective Fiction

    The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries by Otto Penzler

The Most Complete Collection of Impossible Crime Stories Ever Assembled, with puzzling mysteries by Stephen King, Dashiell Hammett, Lawrence Block, Agatha Christie, Georges Simenon, Dorothy L. Sayers, P. G. Wodehouse, Erle Stanley Gardner, and many, many more

Year: 2014
Genre: Detective FictionLocked Room

 

 

Titles

YearTitle

1987The Neon Rain by James Lee Burke
1990A Morning for Flamingos by James Lee Burke
1992A Stained White Radiance by James Lee Burke
2010The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories by Otto Penzler
2014The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries by Otto Penzler
2015The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories by Otto Penzler
2018The Big Book of Female Detectives by Otto Penzler
2018The Feral Detective by Jonathan Lethem
2021Five Decembers by James Kestrel

 

 

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