Books by Christine Wiltz

GLASS HOUSE by Christine Wiltz
Released: April 1, 2001

"No doubt, it still does."
Wiltz's careers as mystery writer and TV documentarian influence this sociology-heavy novel, first published in 1994, which was inspired by the shooting of a New Orleans policeman in 1980, and its racially charged aftermath. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"The real shame here is that Wiltz dressed up her story so licentiously instead of borrowing more of Wallace's own shoddy finery."
Wiltz's biography of Norma Wallace, proprietor of New Orleans's longest continuously operating bordello, exposes the madam's sordid tricks of the trade, yet somehow manages to strip the most titillating frills away from her story. Read full book review >
GLASS HOUSE by Christine Wiltz
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"A calm, quiet voice that deserves to be heard."
The author of three mysteries (The Emerald Lizard, 1990, etc.) and coauthor of a TV documentary on David Duke, Wiltz was inspired by the 1980 shooting of a white New Orleans policeman and its bloody aftermath to focus on the issue of race relations in her city—resulting in a gripping, thought-provoking drama that begins with a quote from Abraham Lincoln: ``As a nation of free men we will live forever or die by suicide.'' Thea Tamborella is not sure she wants the inheritance her Aunt Althea has thrust upon her: a Garden District mansion on the all- white end of Convent Street. Read full book review >