Book Review: The Convict and Other Stories by James Lee Burke 5*/5*

I usually do not like short stories except when reading magazines, but The Convict… has changed my mind. This collection of stories is fantastic. They are war stories, prison stories, and slice of life stories. They really capture whatever scene the author is exploring. Burke is a fantastic writer. I really enjoyed reading his collection and will read more.

James Lee Burke is a famous writer who has a series of detective stories set in the New Orleans area. His main character is Dave Robicheau, a homicide detective. I am embarking on a read of his books now starting in order with

    The Neon Rain

. My summer reading of them will take me through fall.


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