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A Diamond Before You Die (Neal Rafferty New Orleans Mystery - #2) - Chris Wiltz
-This book was previously published by Mysterious Press in 1988.
-The author has also been published by Macmillan, Dutton Adult (Penguin), etc.
-Book #1 was free in June.
"Wiltz brings a refreshing individual outlook to the formula of hard-boiled detective fiction"--Washington Post
"A tangle of corrupt politics...A hot affair"--Publishers Weekly
Would-be district attorney Richard Cotton has hired private detective Neal Rafferty to keep tabs on his wife. His wife, Paula Cotton, has hired the cool and classy Lee Diamond to keep tabs on her husband. Itís almost Mardi Gras in New Orleans and when the masks go on they hide a multitude of sins. Like bribery, corruption and drug-runningónot to mention Richard Cottonís particular secret. And when the bodies start showing, Rafferty realizes that adultery is not the name of the game. In the gentlemanís city of New Orleans, all things eventually settle into the Mississippi River mud. Itís a question of what stays buried.