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Publisher Comments:

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, BenjaminJanuary, 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 whotravels 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 thehuts 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 perfectscapegoat....

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Synopsis:

In New Orleans in the 1830s, Benjamin January, a Creole musician and a free Black man, struggles to clear his name when he becomes a suspect in the murder of an octoroon woman

About the Author

Barbara Hambly is the author of The Emancipator’s 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:
9780307785275
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - General
Author:
Hambly, Barbara
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
African American men
Subject:
Free African Americans
Subject:
New orleans
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
New Orleans (La.)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery Historical
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19980601
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
432

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » African American » General
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Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » Historical
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Suspense

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