While re-reading The Glass Rainbow, I checked the Wikipedia page for JLB. Under the Dave Robicheaux series, there appears a book entitled "Creole Belle" with a publishing year of 2012. And since we all know that everything that you read on the Internet is 100% accurate [
], we can only hope!!
Saw this tonight on Simon and Schuster, hope I'm not spoiling anything!!!
A Dave Robicheaux Nov
Dave Robicheaux is back, in a gorgeously written, visceral thriller by James Lee Burke, "the heavy weight champ, a great American novelist whose work, taken individually or as a whole, is unsurpassed" (Michael Connelly).James Lee Burke has been called "Faulknerian," "brilliant," and "an absolute master" by publications ranging from Harper's magazine to the Los Angeles Times. For five decades, he has crafted unforgettable novels that combine breathtaking language, intense action, and memorable characters.
Creole Belle begins where the last book in the Dave Robicheaux series, The Glass Rainbow, ended. Dave is in a recovery unit in New Orleans, not quite sure what is real and what may be the effects of the painkillers he's been taking. A Creole girl named Tee Jolie Melton visits him and leaves him an iPod with the country blues song "Creole Belle" on it. Then she disappears. Dave becomes obsessed with the song and the memory of Tee Jolie and goes in search of her sister, who later turns up inside a block of ice floating in the Gulf. Meanwhile, there has been an oil well blowout on the Gulf, threatening the cherished environs of the bayous.
Creole Belle is James Lee Burke at his very best, with beloved series hero Dave Robicheaux leading the charge against the destruction of both the land and the people he has sworn to protect.