Just about every year, I spend a week in Louisiana. Sometimes I get over to New Orleans, but most of the time I’m with old friends in New Iberia parish. My pals are folks like Dave Robicheaux, his daughter Alafair and his best friend Clete Purcell. They are good people, but boy, do they get into a lot of trouble.
My visits are facilitated by author James Lee Burke, and he’s been writing about these characters for years. He’s prolific and his novels never disappoint. Have you read a James Lee Burke story yet? Ostensibly they are thrillers. He’s superb at ratcheting up the suspense each and every time. Beyond that, Burke also has a way to peer into humanity’s soul and wrap it all up in poetic prose. His brilliant writing is achingly beautiful.
I just finished the second most recent one, called Robicheaux. His newest, which I should read soon, is called New Iberia Blues. Burke also writes other books outside of this series, and I’ve been enthralled by them too. I’d strongly suggest you give them a try. Continue reading “With Further Ado #041: Making Comic Cons Look (Big) Easy”