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Sharon E. Cathcart
Sharon E. Cathcart rated it 8 months ago
I'm working my way through the entire Benjamin January series. So far, I've enjoyed them all. This one is a little bit different, though. It takes place in Mexico, instead of in New Orleans, and deals with the politics of General Santa Anna's government and the events leading up to the Texas wars. J...
Sharon E. Cathcart
Sharon E. Cathcart rated it 9 months ago
This book was one of the most complicated of the Benjamin January books I've read thusfar.We start out with the murder of one Hesione LeGros, a former plaçée whom Benjamin has not seen since he was a teenager. At the time, she boasted of being one of Jean LaFitte's many mistresses; she was wearing a...
Sharon E. Cathcart
Sharon E. Cathcart rated it 9 months ago
I am working my way through the entire series of Benjamin January novels; I find the recurring characters compelling and the mysteries are very interesting. Plus, they're set against the backdrop of Jacksonian New Orleans, which is a period I'm studying. It gives me a good feeling for the culture.An...
Sharon E. Cathcart
Sharon E. Cathcart rated it 10 months ago
Even though I finished it in a single day (because it was fascinating on many levels), the premise of this book bugged the hell out of me. In this title, free man of color Benjamin January is guilted by his mother into going undercover as a field slave on his former master's plantation in order to f...
Sharon E. Cathcart
Sharon E. Cathcart rated it 10 months ago
I'm working my way through the entire Benjamin January series; this is the third one.In this book, January's sister, Olympe, stands accused of murder. A free woman of color's husband has disappeared, and the whispers are that Olympe was paid to poison him. Because she's a voodooienne, the populace i...
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