Books by Christina Vella

Released: Jan. 9, 2006

"Unfortunately, none of the suspects—each of whom change their stories numerous times—are compelling enough to sustain our interest through all the legal wrangling, and Vella's curious tale is eventually undone by her over-attention to detail."
Crime among the rich and famous has always fascinated—witness the mass addiction to the O.J. Simpson trial in 1994. This intriguing saga proves that the Italians of the early 1900s were no different. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"While the baroness's story might make a more satisfying novel than biography, Vella makes up for the occasional skimpiness of her material with an easy, elegant style. (36 illustrations, not seen)"
A charming biography of the Baroness de Pontalba (17951874), a wealthy 19th-century American expatriate. Read full book review >