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Paperbacks: The Tin Roof Blowdown, by James Lee Burke
Friday 27 June 2008
When Hurricane Katrina struck Burke's New Orleans patch, it was fated that the social disaster in its wake would breed a Dave Robicheaux mystery.
Yet Burke hits a new peak with the surreal intensity of his vision of ruin (part Bosch, part JG Ballard) and the prophetic fire behind his flawed, fair cop's quest for truth and justice – swept away long before the floods. This crime writer wears Faulkner's mantle now.
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