The Emerald Lizard by Chris Wiltz

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The Emerald Lizard

'“Criminal characters of psychological intensity and authenticity . . . Chris Wiltz is one of the stars in mystery and crime fiction . . . Her themes shine, and she writes with both humanity and heart.” —James Lee Burke, winner of two Edgar Awards for Best Novel“In his third appearance, two facts help likable, savvy News Orleans private eye Neal Rafferty solve this fast-paced, baffling mystery: 1) during recent hard time 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 . . . Wiltz brings a story suffused with love for her hometown to a smashing, stormy climax. More, please.” —Publishers Weekly“Lizard darts about like its namesake, and there is never a dull scene. Wiltz knows her hometown and can make it crackle. And her hero Neal is as rough as Bourbon Street.” —The Houston Post“Wiltz has a particular knack for creating sexy, dangerous women . . . ” —Providence Sunday Journal'
'“Criminal characters of psychological intensity and authenticity . . . Chris Wiltz is one of the stars in mystery and crime fiction . . . Her themes shine, and she writes with both humanity and heart.” —James Lee Burke, winner of two Edgar Awards for Best Novel“In his third appearance, two facts help likable, savvy News Orleans private eye Neal Rafferty solve this fast-paced, baffling mystery: 1) during recent hard time 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 . . . Wiltz brings a story suffused with love for her hometown to a smashing, stormy climax. More, please.” —Publishers Weekly“Lizard darts about like its namesake, and there is never a dull scene. Wiltz knows her hometown and can make it crackle. And her hero Neal is as rough as Bourbon Street.” —The Houston Post“Wiltz has a particular knack for creating sexy, dangerous women . . . ” —Providence Sunday Journal'
Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller ISBN: 9781497655737 Pages: 260