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A Private Cathedral

(2020)
(Book 23 in the Dave Robicheaux series)
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After finding himself caught up in one of Louisiana’s oldest and bloodiest family rivalries, Detective Dave Robicheaux must battle the most terrifying adversary he has ever encountered: a time-traveling superhuman assassin.

The Shondell and Balangie families are longtime enemies in the New Iberia criminal underworld and show each other no mercy. Yet their youngest heirs, Johnny Shondell and Isolde Balangie, rock and roll-musician teenagers with magical voices, have fallen in love and run away after Isolde was given as a sex slave to Johnny’s uncle.

As he seeks to uncover why, Detective Dave Robicheaux gets too close to both Isolde’s mother and the mistress of her father, a venomous New Orleans mafioso whose jealousy has no bounds. In retribution, he hires a mysterious assassin to go after Robicheaux and his longtime partner, Clete Purcel. This hitman is unlike any the “Bobbsey Twins from Homicide” have ever faced. He has the ability to induce horrifying hallucinations and travels on a menacing ghost ship that materializes without warning. In order to defeat him and rescue Johnny and Isolde, Robicheaux will have to overcome the demons that have tormented him throughout his adult life—alcoholism, specters from combat in Vietnam, and painful memories of women to whom he opened his heart only to see killed.

A Private Cathedral, James Lee Burke’s fortieth book, is his most powerful tale, one that will captivate readers—mixing crime, romance, mythology, horror, and science fiction to produce a thrilling story about the all-consuming, all-conquering power of love.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

August 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Private Cathedral
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1-4091-9946-0 / 978-1-4091-9946-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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June 2020 : USA Library Binding

Title: A Private Cathedral (A Dave Robicheaux Novel)
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1-4328-7923-5 / 978-1-4328-7923-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing Large Print
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August 2020 : Hardback
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Title: A Private Cathedral: A Dave Robicheaux Novel
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1-982151-68-4 / 978-1-982151-68-3
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Paperback Editions

December 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Private Cathedral
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1-4091-9948-7 / 978-1-4091-9948-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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August 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Private Cathedral
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1-4091-9947-9 / 978-1-4091-9947-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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Audio Editions

August 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: A Private Cathedral: A Dave Robicheaux Novel
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1-79711-163-9 / 978-1-79711-163-6
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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August 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Private Cathedral: A Dave Robicheaux Novel
Author(s): James Lee Burke
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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August 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Private Cathedral: A Dave Robicheaux Novel
Author(s): James Lee Burke
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Kindle Editions

August 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Private Cathedral
Author(s): James Lee Burke
Publisher: Orion
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August 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Private Cathedral: A Dave Robicheaux Novel
Author(s): James Lee Burke
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA