The Hangman’s Sonnet – Jesse Stone Thriller

The Hangman’s Sonnet by Reed Farrel Coleman (Robert B Parker series) Jesse Stone is Chief of police in the Massachusetts coastal town of Paradise. It should be a relatively simple job but isn’t. Paradise lies close to Boston where crime is a way of life for too many. But in addition to imported troubles, Paradise […]

Alabama 3 – Woke Up This Morning (Sopranos Theme)

This classic track will be best known as the theme to the hit TV series, The Sopranos. It’s one of those songs that has it all, pace, rhythm, great instrumentals and lyrics. Amazingly, Alabama 3 are an English band founded in Brixton in 1995. Who’da thunk it? Rebel Voice recommends listening to this song whilst […]

Purple Cane Road – James Lee Burke Thriller

Purple Cane Road by James Lee Burke Dave Robicheaux is a deeply troubled man. Not that you would know it. He only kills a few people every year and wouldn’t beat anyone up more than twice a week. But we like Dave at Rebel Voice. We like his style. We admire the cut of his […]

Sunset Limited – James Lee Burke Novel

Sunset Limited by James Lee Burke Dave Robicheaux is back on the pages of Rebel Voice. The Louisiana detective just can’t stay away from this magazine. This time, Dave is investigating the case of Cool Breeze Broussard, a black man who has suffered abuse at the hands of local white bigwigs, as well as having […]

Last Car To Elysian Fields

Last Car To Elysian Fields   by James Lee Burke This is number 13 in the Dave Robicheaux series, set in southern Louisiana. In this installment, the New Iberia detective is drawn into a decades-old case of a popular blues singer who vanished whilst serving time in Angola prison. As is to be expected, such investigations […]

Crusader’s Cross – Jame Lee Burke Thriller

Crusader’s Cross   by James Lee Burke The romance is on again. Rebel Voice and James Lee have renewed their tempestuous relationship but on a day by day basis. If Jamesy starts to act the bollox, then he’s getting the chop. Dave Robicheaux is again to the fore in this installment, book 14 in the popular […]


Bitterroot   by James Lee Burke Alas, the love affair that had blossomed between Rebel Voice and James Lee Burke has at last floundered upon the rocks of inconsistency. We’ve broken up. Bitterroot is not an episode in the Dave Robicheaux series. Instead, it is one in the Billy Bob Holland saga. I have to ask, […]