Title Profile & Character Information

Black Cherry Blues

Annotation

Winner of the Edgar(R) award for best novel

Evil crept into Dave Robicheauxs bayou world one night and destroyed the woman he loved. Now its threatening the life of his innocent child.

Framed for murder, the Cajun ex-cop is traveling far from his Louisiana home to clear his name, to help a friend, to save what remains of his family--seeking justice and revenge in the Big Sky Country of Montana.

Awards
1990  Edgar Awards (Edgar Allan Poe Awards)

Characters
NameRobicheaux, Dave
GenderMale
OccupationFish-and-tackle business owner
TraitsRecovering alcoholic
Vietnam veteran
Cajun
Single father
Ex-policeman

GenreSouthern fiction
Mystery
    --Detective, Professional
    --Hard boiled
Fiction
TopicsOil industry
Native Americans
Activism
Missing persons
Mafia
SettingNew Iberia, Louisiana
Montana
Bayou
Reservation


Series
  Dave Robicheaux mystery
1The Neon rain
2Heaven's prisoners
3Black cherry blues
4A Morning for flamingos
5A Stained white radiance
6In the electric mist with Confederate dead
7Dixie City jam
8Burning angel
9Cadillac jukebox
10Sunset limited
11Purple cane road
12Jolie Blon's bounce
13Last car to Elysian Fields
14Crusader's cross
15Pegasus descending
16The Tin roof blowdown
17Swan peak
18The Glass rainbow