A Violent Conscience: Essays on the Fiction of James Lee by Leonard Engel

By Leonard Engel

Mysteries and detective tales are one of the most well liked of books however the writers of such style fiction be afflicted by a belief that their paintings is to be taken much less heavily than so-called literary fiction. The novels of James Lee Burke, essentially the most exclusive writers of crime novels, problem that proposal, as do the 12 essays during this collection.
This paintings examines Burke as a author who has elevated the mystery-detective style with an marvelous variety of subject matters, ingenious language and outlines, and unforgettable characters. He turns out unbounded by way of barriers of genre.
An interview with Burke is included.

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