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A Free Man of Color (Benjamin January)

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A lush and haunting novel of a city steeped in decadent pleasures...and of a man, proud and defiant, caught in a web of murder and betrayal.

It is 1833. In the midst of Mardi Gras, Benjamin January, a Creole physician and music teacher, is playing piano at the Salle d'Orleans when the evenings festivities are interrupted--by murder.

Ravishing Angelique Crozat, a notorious octoroon who travels in the city's finest company, has been strangled to death. With the authorities reluctant to become involved, Ben begins his own inquiry, which will take him through the seamy haunts of riverboatmen and into the huts of voodoo-worshipping slaves.

But soon the eyes of suspicion turn toward Ben—for, black as the slave who fathered him, this free man of color is still the perfect scapegoat....

About the Author

Barbara Hambly is the author of The Emancipators Wife, a finalist for the Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction. She is also the author of Fever Season, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and seven acclaimed historical novels.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553575262
Author:
Hambly, Barbara
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
New Orleans (La.)
Subject:
New orleans
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
African American men
Subject:
Free African Americans
Subject:
Mystery Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Benjamin January (Paperback)
Publication Date:
19980631
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
7.25x3.98x.91 in. .56 lbs.

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