A Morning for Flamingos (Dave Robicheaux, #4)



A Morning for Flamingos (Dave Robicheaux, #4) Reading A Morning For Flamingos Dave Robicheaux, 4 Author James Lee Burke Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk A Morning For Flamingos

James Lee Burke is an American author best known for his mysteries, particularly the Dave Robicheaux series He has twice received the Edgar Award for Best Novel, forBlack Cherry Bluesin 1990 andCimarron Rosein 1998.Burke was born in Houston, Texas, but grew up on the Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast He attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the University of Missouri, receiving James Lee Burke is an American author best known for his mysteries, particularly the Dave Robicheaux series He has twice received the Edgar Award for Best Novel, forBlack Cherry Bluesin 1990 andCimarron Rosein 1998.Burke was born in Houston, Texas, but grew up on the Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast He attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the University of Missouri, receiving a BA and MA from the latter He has worked at a wide variety of jobs over the years, including working in the oil industry, as a reporter, and as a social worker He was Writer in Residence at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, succeeding his good friend and posthumous Pulitzer Prize winner John Kennedy Toole, and preceding Ernest Gaines in the position Shortly before his move to Montana, he taught for several years in the Creative Writing program at Wichita State University in the 1980s.Burke and his wife, Pearl, split their time between Lolo, Montana, and New Iberia, Louisiana Their daughter, Alafair Burke, is also a mystery novelist.The book that has influenced his life the most is the 1929 family tragedy The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

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  • Paperback
  • A Morning for Flamingos (Dave Robicheaux, #4)
  • James Lee Burke
  • English
  • 14 November 2017
  • 0753820293

10 thoughts on “A Morning for Flamingos (Dave Robicheaux, #4)

  1. Cathrine ☯️ says:

    5 The Robicheaux novels are one of the crowning glories of mystery fiction John ConnollyOften a reader is engaged in trying to figure out or second guess the bad guys but equal scrutiny must be given to Dave Robicheaux and friends With one foot in and the other one out, he s intensely complex with a brain split right down the middle Carl Jung would have loved this guy I don t know how he keeps it together Off the booze, down at the Caf du Monde almost every morning eating beignets, po b 5 The Robicheaux novels are one of the crowning glories of mystery fiction John ConnollyOften a reader is engaged in trying to figure out or second guess the bad guys but equal scrutiny must be given to Dave Robicheaux and friends With one foot in and the other one out, he s intensely complex with a brain split right down the middle...

  2. Carol. says:

    With some series, you fall in love with the main characters Watch with interest as they confront their problems, admire their decisions, root for them during lows, and celebrate the victories Dave Robicheaux is the protagonist in James Lee Burke s series of the same name, and I m not particularly sure I like him Robicheaux, that is, not Burke I do know one thing, however I m in love with Burke s ability to bring a setting to life In fact, if Burke ever leaves the mystery gig and heads into With some series, you fall in love with the main characters Watch with interest as they confront their problems, admire their decisions, root for them during lows, and celebrate the victories Dave Robicheaux is the protagonist in James Lee Burke s series of the same name, and I m not particularly s...

  3. Ctgt says:

    And I suppose that what I have learned is a lesson that the years, or self concern, had begun to hide from me, namely, that the bravest and most loyal and loving people in the world seldom have heroic physical characteristics or the aura of saints In fact, their faces are like those of people whom you might randomly pull out of a supermarket line, their physical makeup so nondescript and unremarkable that it s hard to remember what they look like ten minutes after they walk out of a room.I don And I suppose that what I have l...

  4. Jim says:

    I am amazed at James Lee Burke s writing skills The books in the Dave Robicheaux series keep getting better No other author that I have read has shown such skill in portraying life in New Orleans and the bayous of Louisiana When you read one of these books you can almost smell and taste New Orleans But the New Orleans in these stories are not ones that will appeal to tourists or families The characters in his stories are fascinating, complex, sometimes evil For those who are not familiar w I am amazed at James Lee Burke s writing skills The books in the Dave Robicheaux series keep getting better No other author that I have read has shown such skill in portraying life in New Orleans and the bayous of Louisiana When you read one of these books you can almost smell and taste New Orleans But the New Orleans in these stories are not ones that will appeal to tourists or families The characters in his stories are fascinating, complex, sometimes evil For those who are not familiar with Dave Robicheaux he is a Vietnam veteran, an alcoholic, twice married, an on and off again law enforcement officer, a small business man, a father to an adopted daughter, and one of the most complex characters in modern day fiction In this story Robicheaux has rejoined the New Iberia police force in order to pay off debts incurred during Heaven s Prisoners He and his partner are transporting a pair of prisoners to Angola ...

  5. Hendrik says:

    Solider S dstaaten Krimi Detective Dave Robicheaux zeigt sich ganz als die genre typische Ermittlerfigur Ein in die Jahre gekommener, trockener Alkoholiker und Vietnam Veteran, der von den Geistern seiner Vergangenheit verfolgt wird...

  6. Mark says:

    It s hard to imagine anyone writing crime mystery fiction that s better than James Lee Burke The prose is lyrical, the settings so are richly described that you can almost taste and smell New Orleans, and his characters are wonderfully complex As this one opens, Dave Robicheaux has taken a job with the sheriff s office to help pay off some heavy debts incurred in book 3 He s transporting prisoners Tee Beau and Boggs to death row when things go awry, the prisoners escape, and Dave is left for It s hard to imagine anyone writing crime mystery fiction that s better than James Lee Burke The prose is lyrical, the settings so are richly described that you can almost taste and smell New Orleans, and his characters are wonderfully complex As this one opens, Dave Robicheaux has taken a job with the sheriff s office to help pay off some heavy debts incurred in book 3 He s transporting prisoners Tee Beau and Boggs to death row when things go awry, the prisoners escape, and Dave is left for dead in a ditch As he recovers, he s approached by a colleague who offers him a role in a DEA sting operation to nail local mob boss Tony Cardo As he digs in, Boggs enters the scene once again, Dave becomes...

  7. Tim Niland says:

    This is an early book in Burke s great Dave Robicheaux series, where the protagonist has reluctantly joined the New Iberia, LA police Department as a detective While escorting two prisoners to death row Robicheaux s partner s callous disregard for procedure leads to a brazen escape that leaves him critically wounded and his partner dead After healing his is lured into a DEA sting operation posing as a deep pocketed buyer looking to flush suppliers out into the open The deeper he gets, however This is an early book in Burke s great Dave Robicheaux series, where the protagonist has reluctantly joined the New Iberia, LA police Department as a detective While escorting two prisoners to death row Robicheaux s partner s callous disregard for procedure leads to a brazen escape that leaves him critically wounded and his partner dead After healing his is lured into a DEA sting operation posing as a deep pocketed buyer looking to flush suppliers out into the open The deeper he gets, however, thecomplicated and ambiguous things seem He reunites with a childhood sweetheart only to find that she is connected to a mob family He infiltrates a crime ring only to find himself empathizing with the man who he is supposed to be taking down Burke never takes the easy way out ...

  8. Jeff Dickison says:

    Wow I m just in awe of Burke s writing skills I know of no other author who can match his ability to describe a scene, a landscape, and most importantly a character I ve read most of his Robicheaux novels out of order and it doesn t detract a bit from their enjoyment Highly recommended.

  9. Aditya says:

    The first series to get three consecutive 5 stars from me, A Morning for Flamingoes keeps Burke s purple patch going Compelling characters, indelible dialogues, lyrical descriptions and a unique writing style that pulls off the finest of tightrope acts where the violence remains vicious plumelling the narrative at every stage but never upsetting its realism.The plot where Robicheaux has to infiltrate a drug lord s circle of confidants and gain incriminating evidence against him is nothing but The first series to get...

  10. Mal Warwick says:

    When you think of Southern writers, the names William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, Robert Penn Warren, Tennessee Williams, Margaret Mitchell, James Dickey, and Harper Lee may come to mind I ve read many books by these and other illustrious authors from the American South, but none has called to mind aevocative picture of the region than the superb detective novels in James Lee Burke s Dave Robicheaux series However, chances are slim that you ll find Burke on any list of eminent Southern write When you think of Southern writers, the names William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, Robert Penn Warren, Tennessee Williams, Margaret Mitchell, James Dickey, and Harper Lee may come to mind I ve read many books by these and other illustrious authors from the American South, but none has called to mind aevocative picture of the region than the superb detective novels in James Lee Burke s Dave Robicheaux series However, chances are slim that you ll find Burke on any list of eminent Southern writers, since genre fiction apparently doesn t qua...

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