Dixie City Jam

Dixie City Jam As a child he was frightened by the storiesIt s out there under the salt of the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast a buried Nazi submarine Detective Dave Robicheaux of the New Ibera Sheriff s of

  • Title: Dixie City Jam
  • Author: James Lee Burke
  • ISBN: 9780786889006
  • Page: 225
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • As a child he was frightened by the storiesIt s out there, under the salt of the Gulf of Mexico, off the Louisiana coast a buried Nazi submarine Detective Dave Robicheaux of the New Ibera Sheriff s office has known if its existence since childhood, when he was terrified by nightmares of the evil Nazi sailors just offshore Then, as a teenager, he stumbled upon the sunAs a child he was frightened by the storiesIt s out there, under the salt of the Gulf of Mexico, off the Louisiana coast a buried Nazi submarine Detective Dave Robicheaux of the New Ibera Sheriff s office has known if its existence since childhood, when he was terrified by nightmares of the evil Nazi sailors just offshore Then, as a teenager, he stumbled upon the sunken sub while scuba diving but for years he kept the secret of its watery grave And now he must face the terrible reality.But decades later, when a powerful Jewish activist wants the sub raised, Robicheaux s knowledge puts him at the center of a terrifying struggle of conflicting desires A neo Nazi psychopath named Will Buchalter, who insists that the Holocaust was a hoax, wants to find the submarine first and he ll stop at nothing to get Robicheaux to talk.James Lee Burke looks long and hard into the human heart of darkness in his most electrifying novel yet, a story of terror and courage in a Southern Louisiana where the horrific and the beautiful rise from the same fertile soil.

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    1. I have to say that James Lee Burke is the best mystery writer today! I'm so hooked on his Dave Robicheaux series that I can't read it fast enough. His writing is phenomenal and I can't say it enough.

    2. If this book was a truck, it would be a heavy duty Ford able to pull a submarine out of the water. As number seven in the Dave Robicheaux series, this book, I believe, was the best one yet and that’s saying a lot since I’ve given them all four or five stars. (I don’t give out five stars easily.)Happy that I started with book number one because it lays out the development of Robicheaux otherwise I might think the guy is just simply crazy. He is certainly prone to violence but doles it out c [...]

    3. This is the 7th installment in the Dave Robicheaux series. As usual James Lee Burke spins a great story around a colorful cast of characters. For those not familiar with Dave Robicheaux he is a former homicide detective with the New Orleans Police Department. Dave is now a detective with New Iberia Sheriff's Office and also owns a bait and boat rental business. He is also a recovering alcoholic and Vietnam War vet. Dave's partner when he was with the NOPD, Cletus Purcel, is now a private investi [...]

    4. Book ReviewI suspect I have an edge as compared to most Burke fans. I have resided in the French Quarter so aptly described in the Burke novels. I've seen corruption and the broken infrastructure (pre-Katrina), smelled the molded heat lifting up from the pavement after a roaring rain, have had my shirt cling to my skin within two minutes of stepping outdoors, choked on the heat surrounding me, a humidity that I could carve with a steak knife. I've seen the above ground cemetery's filled with the [...]

    5. David Robicheaux knows where a Nazi submarine was sunk off the Louisiana coast during World War II. Soon two criminal outfits and a Neo-Nazi group are threatening and harassing him along with his family and friends. He must battle the evil forces to protect his loved ones.

    6. This has been the hardest book of the series to read and yet I am still plugging away at it.I definitely felt the ending made up for the slow pace. Well worth reading.

    7. James Lee Burke is an especially fluid and descriptive writer. Dixie City Jam is loaded with wonderful phrasing and exquisite descriptions. Being a mystery thriller, it is also full of action and lively characters that intrigues the reader. Burke doesn't seem to know how to write a one-dimensional character. Even the most minor ones are many layered and full of surprises. On top of this, add a close and personal knowledge of the Louisiana delta and New Orleans. The only other writer I can think [...]

    8. Dave Robicheaux is hunting a fanatical Nazi fanatic who is after the supposed treasure in a sunken WW2 u-boat. As usual, there is a lot of gratuitous violence, a great deal perpetrated by Clete Purcell. A fast paced novel with great descriptions of the Louisianna coast and enough action for everyone.

    9. There are some scenes in this book that are difficult to hear and I had to skip through a couple - which tells you how well written they are. But that is also the reason I knocked off a star. It's hard to love a book that forces me to skip parts because they are so quietly brutal. Interesting that some of what is so painful relates directly to today's headlines. Dixie City Jam was originally released in 1995. Burke tends to be topical so I wonder if a local story or personal experience triggered [...]

    10. „Mississippi Jam“ (Original: Dixie City Jam, 1994), eines der früheren Bücher aus der mittlerweile zwanzigbändigen Robicheaux-Reihe des Südstaaten-Autors James Lee Burke. In der Übersetzung von Jürgen Bürger. Erschienen bei Pendragon.Was hat ein gesunkenes U-Boot der Nazis vor der Küste Louisianas zu suchen? Warum haben plötzlich dubiose Geschäftemacher Interesse an dem Wrack? Und vor allem, was hat Dave Robicheaux damit zu schaffen? Ganz einfach - einer der Interessenten ist Hippo [...]

    11. Oh, what to do. I like Burke's writing, but the sustained darkness and Southern stereotypes is unrelenting and his stories - as I read his Robicheaux series straight through - are a bit repetitive and, at times, over the top. Like this one. German sub. Hum in reality there could be one in the water off-shore. But would this really provoke so much evil, criminal activity and violence? Batist is the too-obvious plot set up at the beginning of this book to motivate why Robicheaux would continue to [...]

    12. I cease to be amazed at what a great writer James Lee Burke is. I love his descriptions of places and situations. His use of language is wonderful. He often challenges my vocabulary, and I like that. Dixie City Jam is not the best of the Dave Robicheaux series, but it is a good book. The enemy, Buchalter, is a bit unbelievable. Also the relationship between the fake nun and Bootsie could have been explored more in depth. But we do get to see a lot of Cletus Percell in the book, and Cletus is a f [...]

    13. I listen to this series because I enjoy the atmosphere and writing though sometimes the violence and sheer evil of the some of the villains are almost too much. The plot in this entry had quite a bit going on between the Nazi sub, the vigilante killings, and the organized crime angle but everything was well handled. Listened to the audio version read by Mark Hammer whose voice is perfect for Dave.

    14. A very typical Dave Robicheaux but somehow the one that I'v enjoyed most. He does adversarially edgy dialogue and an atmosphere of desperate brutality so well. Not to mention the New Orleans flavor!

    15. Burke's novels are consistently good reading filled with mystery, complex characters with descriptions of the surroundings you actually feel more than simply read. Burke is an author whose words really carry some weight. This one, as usual, has some nasty people, one in particular who is maybe the best of all the bad guys Robicheaux has created. There is a character in Jolie Blon's Bounce who may be the champion villain. He gave me the creeps perhaps more than any in the Robicheaux books. Howeve [...]

    16. I've read many Dave Robicheaux novels, so picking up this one was like reading a prequel. I was very disappointed. The two intertwining plots didn't really work together, the "street" language was dense and sometimes completely unintelligible and the descriptions of the landscape, which are usually poetic, seemed a bit forced. All I can figure is that James Lee Burke came a long way between this novel and his subsequent Dave Robicheaux books, since I've enjoyed them so much more.

    17. An action packed thriller with some interesting and unique characters. I like the way James Burke writes the dialogue and descriptions that lets me feel as if I'm in Louisiana.

    18. I'd been trying to remember which Robicheaux novel was such a perfect balance of style and story that I wished I owned it. (I read the library copies of the first few Robicheaux books.) Unfortunately, it wasn't the wonderfully titled In the Electric Mist With Confederate Dead. It was this one!(Unfortunately, the ebook was riddled with inaccuracies; it was evidently scanned and poorly proofed, with odd punctuation popping up in unexpected spots. "Alf" is "Alt" a few places, and "corner" is almost [...]

    19. Non c'è niente di facile nella vita. E però, come dicono, questa vita è un casino, ma nella tomba ci si rimane di più.Sono giunto al settimo volume della serie di Dave Robicheaux creata da James Lee Burke e, a parte Piccola notte Cajun, tutti i libri meritano 4 stelle. Da Pioggia al Neon a L'occhio del Ciclone, una sequenza di romanzi tra il noir e il poliziesco, godibilissimi, uno stile unico, ambientazioni straordinarie e quella capacità di far amare un protagonista con la sua forza e le [...]

    20. This book is about human cruelty and degradation, friendship, and rain and sky. It takes place in and around New Orleans in the early 90’s. The protagonist, Dave Robicheaux, is a member of the police, a detective, and an alcoholic in The Program (Alcoholics Anonymous.) He’s 55, lives with his wife, his childhood squeeze, runs a little fishing shack on the Gulf, and has in his orbit, a gaggle of sidekicks – family and co-workers. He’s hunting down a lunatic, sadist, neo-Nazi, psychopath, [...]

    21. The rating is for the audio version of the book; and it may have been the American accent of the reader that I couldn't come to terms with.

    22. James Lee Burke thinks that humanity is inherently bad, and that Judas Iscariot is us. I disagree with him, but I loved this book. It is one wild, hyper-literate, frenzied yet introspective, violent romp. Where else you gonna get that, mon?Yes, Clete Purcel, absent from Robicheaux #6, is back, and in fine form. Purcel refers to himself and our protagonist as "The Bobbsey Twins" (an archaic reference for those of you younger than 45), and it seems to me that it fits. When Purcel misbehaves, Robic [...]

    23. It's too bad, really. I find Burke's writing engaging and his storytelling complex and satisfying. The style of writing in the Robicheaux books seems to fit the character perfectly - the matter-of-factness, the description, the somewhat taciturn presentation. I like Dave's strong, but damaged personality. I like other characters and Burke brings most of them to life. I can almost see and smell and taste New Orleans in these books, even though I have never been there. But the vulgarity is just to [...]

    24. I have read nine of James Lee Burke's mysteries featuring Dave Robicheaux and each one, while leaning on the histories of the previous works still manages to come at the reader in a unique and extremely interesting plot.Some characters remain, book to book, but each seems to grow in the details of the new cases that are presented.Still, one of my favorite aspects of the series is the relationship between Dave and his adopted daughter, Alifair, as with each new book they both grow older together [...]

    25. I've always been a huge fan of James Lee Burke. I just love the feeling I get of being swept away down south into the world of Louisiana and New Orleans and the vivid picture he paints of the places and people in his books. Burke's writing is always so descriptive, down to the leaves on a tree and this always adds such a great extra element to his stories and enhances your whole reading experience.I always get mixed feelings when reading one of Burke's books, and this one was no exception. I gra [...]

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