A free man of color

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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. . . .Praise for A Free Man of Color&;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
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Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
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display_descriptionIt 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. "A romantic suspense novel set in 19th century New Orleans. 'Benjamin January, a free Creole with dark brown skin, has returned to this society after living in Paris for more than a decde. He is trained as a surgeon, but in Louisiana, he makes his living playing the piano. Soon he is the main suspect in the death of a wealthy man's young mistress, found murdered at a ball. January spends the rest of the book gathering evidence in his defense.'" Libr J. "A few suspenseful moments not-withstanding, this isn't an action-packed or suspenseful whodunit. Rather, it's a richly detailed, telling portrait of an intricately structured racial hierarchy." Booklist.
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seriesBenjamin January mysteries
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subject_facetAfrican American men -- Fiction
African American men -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Free African Americans -- Fiction
Free African Americans -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Fiction
Historical fiction
January, Benjamin (Fictitious character)
Mystery fiction
New Orleans (La.) -- Fiction
title_displayA free man of color
title_fullA Free Man of Color
A free man of color / Barbara Hambly
title_shortA free man of color
topic_facetAfrican American men
Fiction
Free African Americans
Historical Fiction
History
January, Benjamin (Fictitious character)
Mystery