James Lee Burke is a New York Times bestselling author, two-time winner of the Edgar Award, and the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts in Fiction. He's authored thirty-nine novels and two short story collections. He lives in Missoula, Montana.
An imaginative blend of crime and other genres, Burke's existential drama is both exquisitely executed and profoundly moving. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Burke has concocted his usual gumbo of thrills and chills, stirred it with gusto and seasoned it with plenty of local superstition and rumor. What makes these books so enduring (this is the 23rd Robicheaux novel) and the storytelling so seductive is that Burke has the voice to do justice to the region's ancient curses and its modern crimes." --Marilyn Stasio, for The New York Times Book Review "[A]ll-enveloping mix of horror and crime" --Booklist (starred review) "You can always count on Burke, the prolific best-selling author and two-time winner of the Edgar Award, to deliver a white-hot page-turner."--AARP Magazine "Burke has the poetic gifts to match the otherworldly musings his Louisiana lawman occasionally finds himself dwelling on." --CrimeReads "Like all Burke's novels, this one is lush and lyrical and poignant and pretty damn brutal. It's a journey into Robicheaux's heart of darkness and America's." --Minnesota Star Tribune