Tuesday, May 24, 2011
James Lee Burke / Alafair Burke Q&A
My favorite nugget from the piece? Alafair was reading Cool Hand Luke at age five.
James Lee Burke is one of my favorite writers and the first editions I have of his first two Dave Robicheaux novels, Neon Rain and Heaven's Prisoners are two of the most prized books in my personal library.
I confess, however, to not having read Alafair yet - but it won't be long. She writes a couple of series: one about Portland, Oregon, Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid and one about NYC Police Detective Ellie Hatcher. She also has a new standalone novel, Long Gone, that is scheduled for release next month. I always try to read series novels in the order in which they are written, no matter when I finally get around to starting - and, since I have a copy of the first book in the Samantha Kincaid series on my shelves already (Judgement Calls), that's where I'll be starting.