James Lee Burke has long been considered among the best crime fiction writers of his generation. It just so happens that the tireless author lives part of the year in a modest home outside of Lolo. His Montana surroundings play a prominent part in the esteemed author's latest novel, Light of the World
, in which his longtime Louisiana-based protagonists Dave Robicheaux and Clete Purcel pick up a case in Big Sky Country. The book is already receiving rave reviews--something about as surprising as Burke's steady place atop this category.
James Lee Burke:
Finalists, Best Writer
2. Mark Gibbons:
3. Jamie Rogers