Cadillac Jukebox

Cadillac Jukebox

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No one was surprised when Aaron Crown was arrested for the decades-old murder of the most famous black civil rights leader in Louisiana. After all, his family were shiftless timber people who brought their ways into the Cajun wetlands--trailing rumors of ties to the Ku Klux Klan. Only Dave Robicheaux, to whom Crown proclaims his innocence, worries that Crown had been made a scapegoat for the collective guilt of a generation.

But when Buford LaRose, scion of an old Southern family and author of a book that sent Crown to prison, is elected governor, strange things start to happen. Dave is offered a job as head of the state police; a documentary filmmaker seeking to prove Crown's innocence is killed; and the governor's wife--a former flame--once again turns her seductive powers on Dave. It's clear that Dave must find out the dark truth about Aaron Crown, a truth that too many people want to remain hidden.

Baker & Taylor
When a man imprisoned for killing a black civil rights leader protests his innocence before Dave Robicheaux, the Louisiana detective finds himself pressured by the state's new governor and his seductive wife to stay away from the case. Reprint.

& Taylor

Dave Robicheaux, a detective in the New Iberia, Louisiana, Sheriff's Office, becomes embroiled in a new investigation into the twenty-eight-year-old murder of a famed NAACP leader, when the man convicted of the crime asks him to prove his innocence

Publisher: New York : Hyperion, 1996
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780786889181
Characteristics: 458 p. ; 18 cm


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Mar 13, 2015

Magnificent prose that portrays blue-collar Louisiana. There is less Robicheaux angst over his Vietnam experiences. The tense action remains as our hero responds to a corrupt politician and those who put him in power. I have been reading these books in chronological order and look forward to reading them all again. The imagery almost overwhelms me as I read, slowly at times. Burkes books are best read this way, savoring the images he evokes. Would you rush through a wonderful meal?


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FavouriteFiction Oct 31, 2009

Sheriff's Deputy Dave Robicheaux is investigating the murder of a civil rights leader back in the 1960's, and trying to find out how the suspect's recent arrest is linked to an upcoming election. His task leads him on a journey through the history and inbred politics of New Iberia and he must confront a sinister hit man whose job is to silence police informants.

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