In the Electric Mist With Confederate Dead

In the Electric Mist With Confederate Dead

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The image of the dead girl's body lingered in detective Dave Robicheaux's mind as he drove home. After seeing the young victim's corpse, the last thing he needed to come across was a drunk driver. But when he saw the Cadillac fishtail across the road, Robicheaux knew the driver was in trouble. What Dave didn't realize, was that by pulling the car over, he was opening his murder case wider than he could ever imagine. The driver, Elrod Sykes, in New Iberia to star in a movie, leads Dave to the skeletal remains of a black man that had washed up in the Atchafalaya swamp. So begins a mystery that takes Dave back to an unsolved murder — a murder that he witnessed in 1957. Haunted by the past as he confronts the gruesome present - day rape and murder of young prostitutes, Robicheaux must also contend with a new partner from the F.B.I., and the local criminal gentry. But for Dave, the answers he seeks lie somewhere in the bayou mist with the ghosts of soldiers long since forgotten.
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Dec 07, 2017

My first book by this author. I found it only OK. Too much time indulging in "supernatural" "vision" "ghost vision" stuff, which I found not interesting in the slightest.

The author seemed to have some skills, but the plot was totally over the top and the "ghost vision" stuff consumed way, way, way, way too much of the book.

I'll probably try another book or two from this author at some point, but this book didn't create any pressing desire to do so.

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7626dee
Dec 09, 2013

Burke is a very good writer but used too much metaphor and dream like sequences in what should have been a straight forward plot. I really like his flawed Robicheaux and his locales.

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FavouriteFiction Oct 31, 2009

While a big Hollywood studio prepares to film a Civil War epic in the Louisiana bayou, a serial killer is running rampant, praying on prostitutes. Cajun police detective Dave Robicheaux is drawn into the puzzle, and begins to see links between the killings, the death of a notorious Louisiana mobster, and an unsolved murder that Robicheaux himself witnessed thirty-five years ago.

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