Neon Prey by John Sandford (2019) US Marshal Lucas Davenport is back in the latest blockbuster from the pen of John Sandford (John Roswell Camp). This time the maverick lawman is on the trail of a serial killer cannibal responsible for many grisly murders, some of which were undertaken during his employment as a hit […]
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 […]
Here, for your delectation, are a number of versions of the popular War of 1812 song, The Battle of New Orleans. This particular episode was viewed by many as a second war of independence from Britain as confrontations were on the increase at this time between the Empire and the fledgling nation. It can be […]
On August 29th, 2005, journalist Mike Theiss was in Gulfport, Mississippi when a massive storm surge hit the coastline during Hurricane Katrina. His Emmy award-winning video really gives viewers some insight into how terrifying the weather conditions were at that time. As bad as it was in Gulfport, and it was undoubtedly bad, it was […]
This is a nice meeting with the famous author of many popular series, including Dave Robicheaux and Billy Bob Holland (Burke’s maternal line is named Holland). The interviewer is Burke’s daughter, Pamela, and the other interviewee is his other daughter, Alafair. It’s interesting to see a little of the family dynamic. Rebel Voice‘s last review […]
The Neon Rain by James Lee Burke This is book 1 in the Dave Robicheaux series and was first published way back in 1987 when mullets were the rage everywhere but in the hallowed halls of Rebel Voice. In The Neon Rain, we, the dedicated followers of the southern Louisiana police detective, get to meet our […]
Heaven’s Prisoners by James Lee Burke Regular readers of these book reviews would be forgiven for thinking that Rebel Voice is the love-child of James Lee, such is the proliferation of his novels and the strong praise for them. I would like to assure all readers that this site has no connections to the US […]
A Morning For Flamingos by James Lee Burke Burke’s back! The purveyor of tales from New Iberia, New Orleans and southern Louisiana has returned to the pages of Rebel Voice, complete with yet another Dave Robicheaux thriller. This is book 4 in the popular series and dates right back to 1992. I won’t tell you […]
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 […]
Burning Angel by James Lee Burke This is yet another episode in my Burke binge, and yet another that I thoroughly enjoyed. Louisiana Detective, Dave Robicheaux, is thrust onto a smorgasbord of mystery and terror as he meets up with Sonny Boy Marsallas, a New Orleans street hustler who has returned from exile in Latin […]
This video was made when there was some style to that artform. Sadly, today’s efforts are mostly shite.
From the wetlands of Louisiana, Cajun is folk music with a strong French influence that has taken on a life of its own.