Emerald Lizard: Neal Rafferty Mystery

3.76 avg rating
( 17 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780525249450: Emerald Lizard: Neal Rafferty Mystery

Arson. Old Lovers. Murder in New Orleans.When an ex-girlfriend calls detective Neal Rafferty for help, he begins a d ark journey of revenge that takes him from sleazy bars to pool rooms to a picturesque fishing community down the Mississipi River as he tracks her killer.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Chris Wiltz, a native New Orleanian, is the author of six books.  The Last Madam: A Life in the New Orleans Underworld, Chris' first work of nonfiction, is the story of Norma Wallace, French Quarter legend.  Her other five books are novels, all set in New Orleans. Glass House uses a true incident as a jump-off point: the killing of a New Orleans police officer in 1980 and the racial fear and unrest that resulted.  Her earlier novels, The Killing Circle, A Diamond before You Die, and The Emerald Lizard, are mysteries featuring Irish Channel detective Neal Rafferty. Shoot the Money, a crime novel, is available as an eBook. She also co-wrote and co-produced the TV documentary Backlash: Race and the American Dream about David Duke and his followers, which aired on PBS in 1992, at the time of the gubernatorial runoff between David Duke and Edwin Edwards.
    

From Publishers Weekly:

In his third appearance, two facts help likable, savvy New Orleans private eye Neal Rafferty solve this fast-paced, baffling mystery: 1) during recent hard times in the Louisiana oil patch, shylocks were charging 50% interest; and 2) before the ban on commercial fishing of redfish, the price was soaring in response to the national craze for the blackened delicacy. Against this background, promiscuous, manipulative Jackie Silva is killed and her Emerald Lizard lounge in seedy Westwego, a West Bank suburb unvisited by tourists, is torched. Jackie had complained that fisherman-mobster Bubba Brevna was threatening to have her tongue cut out unless she coughed up some of the money she owed him. Just kidding, Brevna tells Rafferty, but the investigator, who lost his virginity to Jackie at age 16, targets him and other swains of Jackie, not neglecting Brevna's hulking, moronic nephew, nicknamed Godzilla by the string of whores he runs for his uncle. Wiltz ( A Diamond Before You Die ) brings a story suffused with love for her hometown to a smashing, stormy climax. More, please.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Wiltz, Christine
Published by Dutton (1991)
ISBN 10: 0525249451 ISBN 13: 9780525249450
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Dionysos Books
(Arabi, LA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dutton, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New item. May have light shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # 170316021

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Christine Wiltz
Published by Dutton (1991)
ISBN 10: 0525249451 ISBN 13: 9780525249450
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dutton, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0525249451

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Wiltz, Christine
Published by Dutton (1991)
ISBN 10: 0525249451 ISBN 13: 9780525249450
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dutton, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110525249451

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 38.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Wiltz, Christine
Published by Dutton
ISBN 10: 0525249451 ISBN 13: 9780525249450
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dutton. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0525249451 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1960973

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds