New Books Make Great Gifts - New from James Lee Burke, John Folse, and Rannah Gray

Christmas is quickly approaching - time seems to be flying by - and most everyone is out searching the shops for the perfect gift for their loved ones! And what better gift is there to give than the gift of books? We have three new books in particular that would make excellent Christmas presents for all sorts of people on your list, from your aunt who loves gardening to your dad who reads thrillers and your second cousin twice removed who just can't get enough true crime!

  • New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke has just released his newest book in the Hackberry Holland series, House of the Rising Sun, and we have signed copies available! The book "follows Texas Ranger Hackberry Holland on his journey to reunite with his estranged son, Ishmael, a captain in the United States Army. After a violent encounter that leaves four Mexican soldiers dead, Hackberry escapes the country in possession of a stolen artifact, earning the ire of a bloodthirsty Austrian arms dealer who then places Hack s son Ishmael squarely in the cross hairs of a plot to recapture his prize, believed to be the mythic cup of Christ. Along the way, we meet three extraordinary women: Ruby Dansen, the Danish immigrant who is Ishmael s mother and Hackberry's one true love; Beatrice DeMolay, a brothel madam descended from the crusader knight who brought the shroud of Turin back from the Holy Land; and Maggie Bassett, one-time lover of the Sundance Kid, whose wiles rival those of Lady Macbeth. In her own way, each woman will aid Hackberry in his quest to reconcile with Ishmael, to vanquish their enemies, and to return the Grail to its rightful place." The new novel follows Burke's Wayfaring Stranger published last year. Fans of James Lee Burke won't be disappointed with this new installment!


  • John Folse has just released a new book focusing on Louisiana vegetables called Can You Dig It: Louisiana's Authoritative Collection of Vegetable Cookery. This beautiful book - which would make a great coffee table book for any home - includes information on all sorts of vegetables and a variety of recipes for each one. Split into chapters by vegetable types (ranging from root vegetables to grains to vine vegetables) covers everything you could need in your vegetable cookbook! Folse also includes chapters on more unusual topics such as Exotic Vegetables, Desserts and Breads, as well as a guide and recipes for pickling and preserving your vegetables. It really is an all-inclusive guide to all sorts of vegetable cookery in Louisiana, one that would make the perfect Christmas gift for the cooks on your list!


  • True crime is a popular genre for all sorts of readers, and Familiar Evil by Rannah Gray would satisfy the Christmas wishes of any true crime-lover on your list! This book tells the chilling true story of the international search for TV personality Scott Rogers which exposed his dark side as a child predator. "Familiar Evil goes inside an investigation that sent shock waves from Louisiana to London. When a young British bussinessman coincidentally connects with an American public relations consultant, the two end up working with authorities in an international criminal case that builds to an explosive conclusion." The book includes pictures and descriptions of Rogers, crime scenes, evidence, and even includes contributions from a British survivor of Rogers' abuse known only as Ethan.
House of the Rising Sun: A Novel (A Holland Family Novel) By James Lee Burke Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501107108
Published: Simon & Schuster - December 1st, 2015

New York Times bestseller James Lee Burke returns with his latest masterpiece, the story of a father and son separated by war and circumstance—and whose encounter with the legendary Holy Grail will change their lives forever.

From its opening scene in revolutionary Mexico to the Battle of the Marne in 1918, and on to the bordellos and saloons of San Antonio during the reign of

Familiar Evil By Rannah Gray, Mary Jane Marcantel (Contribution by), Ethan British Survivor Known as (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Rannah Gray, Mary Jane Marcantel (Contribution by), Ethan British Survivor Known as (Contribution by)
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ISBN: 9780578170725
Published: Lisburn Press - February 15th, 2018

In the summer of 1993, Scott Rogers, charismatic principal of the Academy of Dance and Performing Arts, smiled as he walked out of a London courtroom, a free man. A hung jury had failed to convict Rogers on charges of sexual assault of a young student, allowing him to slip quietly out of the country and disappear. Ethan, a classmate of Rogers' young victim, knew the jury got it all wrong.