Jolie Blon's Bounce

Jolie Blon's Bounce

Book - 2002
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When a beautiful teenage girl is killed, the victim of a particularly savage rape, New Iberia, Louisiana, police detective Dave Robicheaux senses from the very start of the investigation that the most likely suspect -- Tee Bobby Hulin -- is not the actual killer. Though a drug addict and general ne'er-do-well, Hulin doesn't fit the profile for this brutal crime. But when another body turns up -- a drugged-out prostitute who is the daughter of a local mafia bigwig -- all clues point to Tee Bobby Hulin. The dead girl's father sets out to find -- and punish -- the killer.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2002
ISBN: 9780743411448
Branch Call Number: F BUR
Characteristics: 352 p. ; 25 cm


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Jan 12, 2014

Legion Guidry is the most evil bad guy ever to grace a crime novel.

Jan 28, 2012

Story outline - A young white woman is found raped and shot in the Bayou country of Louisiana. Officer Dave Robicheaux is assigned to investigate the murder. His quest to find the killer brings him into conflict with Perry LaSalle, scion of a wealthy plantation family, and Legion Guidry, a sinister, brutal old man who worked as the LaSalles' overseer. Along the way he encounters lots of strange and unsavoury characters, and has to face his own inner demons. I enjoyed this book. The setting is very evocative of the Deep South. You can almost feel the humidity, smell the dank water, taste the Cajun food, hear the twang in the voices. At heart, the book is an exploration of the nature of Evil, which I found to be very interesting. The story is character-driven - this is not a forensic whodunnit. One criticism - too many subplots and minor characters, which distracts the reader from the main story.


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