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Cadillac Jukebox

Cadillac Jukebox

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2000s: Book 9 in the Dave Robicheaux series

  • ISBN: 978-1409126966
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What you need to know before your trail

The call from ex-Klansman Aaron Crown couldn’t have been more unexpected. Sentenced to forty years for the decades-old shooting of a civil rights activist, Crown should have been out of Iberia Parish, Louisiana, for good.

Election candidate Buford LaRose wants Detective Dave Robicheaux to ignore Aaron’s calls, promising Robicheaux a lucrative job when he makes governor. Worse still, Buford’s wife, Karyn, seems unhealthily interested in getting very close to Robicheaux – just like old times . . . The LaRoses, each for their own reasons, want Crown’s case buried.

Travel Guide

BookTrail Travel to Lousiana Bayou Country

New Iberia

Robicheaux and his wife live on a boat here. He has now returned to the town after being away to work for the local police department.

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.  The action actually takes the characters far and wide via Lafayette and further afield. (Some places give the game away regarding plot)

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. There’s noise about a new casino too:

“Where do they build it? Between Louis Armstrong park and the Iberville Welfare project, the two most dangerous areas in downtown New Orleans. If you win at the table , you just walk outside and hand your money over to the muggers. How’s that for f***ing smarts. You think the lesson is lost on the local schmucks?”

BookTrail Boarding Pass: Cadillac Jukebox

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

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