Why Bugsy Siegel Was a Friend of Mine, James Lee Burke
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Why Bugsy Siegel Was a Friend of Mine

Author: James Lee Burke

Narrator: Ron McLarty

Abridged: 33 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio

Published: 07/10/2007

Genre: Fiction

Synopsis

A short story from one of the country’s most-acclaimed and popular novelists James Lee Burke's story collection, JESUS OUT TO SEA.

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About the Author

American mystery author, James Lee Burke, was born in Houston, Texas, explaining why most of the lead characters in his novels are Texan. He has won two Edgar awards, which is a very rare experience, and is a bestselling author of two short story collections and over thirty novels. Burke is best known for his Dave Robicheaux series. His Edgar Awards were for Black Cherry and Cimarron Rose. Two of his series were made into screen plays with each movie having a-list actors playing the Robicheaux character (Alec Baldwin - Heaven's Prisoners, and Tommy Lee Jones- In the Electric Mist).

A writer must usually hold down other employment while they attempt to gain a degree of following readers. Burke's various jobs included.......truck driver, newspaper reporter, social worker, land surveyor, unemployment system employee, Job Corps worker, teacher, and finally, novelist.

Burke lives in Montana with his wife, Pearl, two daughters, and four grandchildren. His favorite advice was given by Irving Stone, when Burke was nineteen.......... "Never write a story to pay your gas bill......if you do, be assured your utilities will be turned off".

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