For the Guardian Bouman tagged his top ten rural noir novels, including:
The Dave Robicheaux Series (1987-2013) by James Lee BurkeRead about the other entries on the list.
In the mystery world, he has no equal. The books in this series set on the Louisiana Bayou have a dilapidated, lyrical charm, and Burke excels at physical atmosphere. But his greatest achievement, in my humble opinion, is emotional atmosphere, and the rich interior life of his lead character.
James Lee Burke is among C.J. Box's top 10 US crime novelists who "own" their territory.