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Burke, James Lee. PURPLE CANE ROAD - Orion 2000

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Purple Cane Road by James Lee Burke. 2000 - Orion. For sale is a first edition, later printing. fine used hardback book in a very good dust jacket.

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For sale is a fine hardback copy of the novel, Purple Cane Road by James Lee Burke, published in 2000 by Orion.

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Title Purple Cane Road
Author James Lee Burke
Publisher Orion
Edition first edition, later printing
Copyright Year 2000
ISBN 0752825577
Cover Price 12.99
No. Pages 341
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.7

The book is a first edition, later printing as evidenced by being specifically stated on the copyright page.

The book has black boards and silver lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and not excessively toned, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The very good dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £12.99. it has a small closed tear to the back (<1cm) and slight scratches to the surface.

Overall a fine copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.


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James Lee Burke

James Lee Burke is the author of eighteen previous novels, including eleven featuring detective Dave Robicheaux. He now lives in Missoula, Montana and New Iberia, Louisiana, with his wife Pearl.



Synopsis of this title

America's most acclaimed crime writer and winner of the 1998 CWA / The Macallan Gold Dagger for SUNSET LIMITED returns to Louisiana with his finest creation, detective Dave Robicheaux. <p>When Dave Robicheaux discovers that his mother was a hooker who was murdered by two cops working for the Mob, his quest to find her killers begins. It brings him into contact with Jim Gable, whose mansion stands at the top of Purple Cane Road and who has intimate knowledge of Dave's wife's past.

Reviews of this title

quotes"America's best novelist."-- The Denver Post<p>"A thoroughly absorbing mystery packed with the colorful characters and moral dilemmas that have turned Dave Robicheaux into one of the more vivid literary creations of the last 20 years."-- Daily News (New York<p>"Nobody writes about the bad old days down South like James Lee Burke."-- The New York Times<p>"No other living writer has been more influential on the contemporary crime novel than James Lee Burke.... This one is his best."-- Michael Connelly, author of Void Moon<p>Don't miss James Lee Burke's sensational bestsellers:--Heartwood<p>"A heartfelt, passionate book ... powerfully bittersweet."-- The Seattle Times<p>

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