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Louisiana / James Lee BurkeRead about all ten novelists on Box's list.
Burke incorporates the sights, smells, weather, politics, villains, and multiple histories and tangled racial storylines of south Louisiana into a world of its own that would be otherwise impenetrable. You'll find yourself sweating and smelling swamp water along with flawed hero Dave Robicheaux.
Suggested titles: Purple Cane Road, Tin Roof Blowdown.
The Page 69 Test: The Tin Roof Blowdown.