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Bestselling author Barbara Hambly's A Free Man of Color and Fever Season established Benjamin January as one of mystery's most exciting heroes. Now he returns in a powerful new novel, a sensual mosaic of old New Orleans, where cultures clash and murder can hover around every darkened corner....

It is St. John's Eve in the summer of 1834 when Benjamin January—Creole physician and music teacher—is shattered by the news that his sister has been arrested for murder. The Guards have only a shadow of a case against her. But Olympe—mystical and rebellious—is a woman of color, whose chance for justice is slim.

As Benjamin probes the allegation, he is targeted by a new threat: graveyard dust sprinkled at his door, whispering of a voodoo death curse. Now, to save Olympe's life—and his own—Benjamin knows he must glean information wherever he can find it. For in the heavy darkness of New Orleans, the truth is what you make it, and justice can disappear with the night's warm breeze as easy as graveyard dust....

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In the third volume in a series of historical mysteries that includes A Free Man of Color and Fever Season, Benjamin January once again turns sleuth when his sister is arrested for murder, a crime with powerful ties to a voodoo death curse. Reprint.

Synopsis:

Benjamin January once again turns sleuth when his sister is arrested for murder, a crime with powerful ties to a voodoo death curse.

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:
9780307785299
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - General
Author:
Hambly, Barbara
Subject:
History
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
New Orleans (La.)
Subject:
African American men
Subject:
Free African Americans
Subject:
New orleans
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20000502
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
408

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"Synopsis" by , In the third volume in a series of historical mysteries that includes A Free Man of Color and Fever Season, Benjamin January once again turns sleuth when his sister is arrested for murder, a crime with powerful ties to a voodoo death curse. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , Benjamin January once again turns sleuth when his sister is arrested for murder, a crime with powerful ties to a voodoo death curse.
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