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... show more
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....
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: May 2nd 2000
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, African American
, 19th Century
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Benjamin January (#3)
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...
Terrificly creepy mystery involving voodoo, poison, family secrets in pre-Civil War New Orleans. Anyone who demands that their historical mysteries have plenty of plot and detail will like this one. For the longer review, please go here:http://www.epinions.com/review/Graveyard_Dust_by_Barbara_Hambly...
If you like Star Wars, you need to read the afterword of this mystery. If Fever Season was a weakfish follow up, this book brings the series back. Loved characters return, and there is a remark about a marriage. It’s nice to see the return of Rose and the slow development of a relationship. What ...