Books by Kris Nelscott

DAYS OF RAGE by Kris Nelscott
Released: March 29, 2006

"Nelscott reconstructs an unlovely Chicago past that leads directly to the havoc of the Conspiracy trial, the death of Fred Hampton and the racial unrest of the '60s. As an explanation of whoring, thieving and terminating with extreme prejudice, this is as good as it gets."
Racial butchery in Chicago, 1919-68. Read full book review >
WAR AT HOME by Kris Nelscott
Released: March 21, 2005

"A ruthlessly unsentimental look at the '60s that shows just how ugly and destructive racial assumptions were. Nelscott bears witness to black persecution the way Elie Wiesel bears witness to the Holocaust."
A young black man's education at Yale turns him into a '60s radical. Read full book review >
STONE CRIBS by Kris Nelscott
Released: Feb. 9, 2004

The closest you'll ever come to understanding life as a black man in the '60s, even if you're a black man who lived through them. Read full book review >
THIN WALLS by Kris Nelscott
Released: Sept. 16, 2002

"Black, white, or polka dot, everybody needs a friend like Smokey to fight bigotry from those in power, those grabbing for power, and even those seemingly powerless."
Chicago in the '60s is not quite the haven he hoped for when p.i. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 20, 2001

"You don't need to be a fan of private-eye novels to admire Smokey: You just need a conscience."
Now squeezed in with his friend Franklin's family, filling in as a security guard at Chicago's Conrad Hilton and hiding behind the name Bill Grimshaw, private eye Smokey Dalton hopes he's found a safe place to hide himself and ten-year-old Jimmy, the young boy he spirited out of Memphis after he witnessed Martin Luther King Jr.'s killing and was menaced by the real assassins (A Dangerous Road, 2000). Read full book review >
A DANGEROUS ROAD by Kris Nelscott
Released: July 7, 2000

"Despite an opening two pages that should have been cut, deceptively quiet first-timer Nelscott is a first-rate storyteller."
The night after the 1939 premiere of Gone with the Wind, seven-year-old Billy and his boyhood friend Martin, under the direction of Martin's father, Dr. King, sang out as pickaninnies to entertain Atlanta's lily-white Junior League Ball. Read full book review >