A Diamond Before You Die
Author: Chris Wiltz
Published: July 1, 2000 by iUniverse; originally published by Mysterious Press
Series Name: A Neal Rafferty New Orleans Mystery (second in the series)
Category: mystery; detective
Main Character: Neal Rafferty, Lee Diamond, a wealthy blue blood who lives a secret life, a corrupt district attorney, and characters that run the gamut from life of ease to life of sleaze.
Murder at Mardi Gras. In New Orleans, the masks hide a multitude of sins. A would-be district attorney hires detective Neal Rafferty to watch his wife, who has hired the cool classy Lee Diamond to watch her husband. But as the bodies fall, Rafferty realizes that the game is not adultery. "A tangle of corrupt politics...A hot affair." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY "So real are Wiltz's descriptions of her scenes that we are tempted to try to find Rafferty's Euclid apartments on St. Charles." --NEW ORLEANS TIMES-PICAYUNE