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You do it a day at a time. You write as well as you can, you put it in the mail, you leave it under submission, you never leave it at home.






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James Lee Burke is an American author of mysteries, best known for his Dave Robicheaux series. He has won an Edgar Award for Black Cherry Blues (1990) and an Edgar Award for Cimarron Rose (1998), and has also been presented with the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. The Robicheaux character has been portrayed twice on screen, first by Alec Baldwin (Heaven's Prisoners) and then Tommy Lee Jones (In the Electric Mist). Burke's 1982 novel, Two for Texas, was made into a 1998 TV Movie by the same name; Novel by James Lee Burke, Teleplay by Larry Brothers (who also had a role in the film as Clay the Outlaw), and starring Kris Kristofferson as Hugh Allison with Scott Barstow, Tom Skerritt, and Peter Coyote. Burke has also written five (5) miscellaneous crime novels (including Two for Texas), two short story collections, four books starring protagonist Texas attorney Billy Bob Holland, and four (4) books starring Billy Bob's cousin Texas sheriff Hackberry Holland and two (2) books starring Weldon Avery Holland, grandson of Texas legendary lawman Hackberry Holland.

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