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Free Man Of Color : Benjamin January Mysteries - Barbara Hambly

Free Man Of Color

Benjamin January Mysteries

Paperback Published: 1st July 1998
ISBN: 9780553575262
Number Of Pages: 432

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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....

Industry Reviews

"A smashing debut. Rich and exciting with both substance and spice."--Star Tribune, Minneapolis "A sparkling gem."--King Features Syndicate

"An astonishing tour de force."--Margaret Maron

"Superb."--Drood Review of Mystery

"A darned good murder mystery."--USA Today

ISBN: 9780553575262
ISBN-10: 0553575260
Series: Benjamin January Mysteries
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 1st July 1998
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.4 x 10.1  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1