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  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, New Iberia

Black Cherry Blues

Black Cherry Blues

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: Book three in the Dave Robicheaux series

  • ISBN: 978-1409109501
  • Genre: Crime, Thriller

What you need to know before your trail

Personal tragedy has left Dave Robicheaux close to the edge. Battling against his old addiction to alcohol and haunted nightly by vivid dreams, Dave finds his only tranquillity at home with his young ward Alafair. But even this fragile peace is shattered by the arrival of Dixie Lee Pugh.

Robicheaux reluctantly agrees to help out his old friend but becomes more involved than he bargained for when he finds himself suspect Number One in the series of bloody killings. Forced to leave his home, things only get worse. A whole lot worse.

Travel Guide

BookTrail Travel to Lousiana Bayou Country

New Iberia

Robicheaux and his wife live on a boat here and often travel down to Southwest Pass “with the green, whitecapping water of the Gulf Stream to the south and the long flat, expanse of the Louisiana coastline behind”

This is Bayou country as described and evoked in the book. The author takes us to the steamy bayous and back roads of southern Louisiana where life is never what you think. The humidity, heat, vast expanse of landscape is a unique setting for this crime fiction.

New Orleans

The city where he works comes to life in every way. From the famous Bourbon Street where the jazz bars are, to the donuts and coffee on Decatur Street to the police stations, this is a city which moves, dances, shoots and thrills.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: Black Cherry Blues

Destination: Lousiana, New Orleans, New Iberia  Author/guide: James Lee Burke  Departure Time: 2000s

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