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StatusChecked Out
LocationClark County
Call NoMystery F Hamb
TitleDeath and hard cider : a Benjamin January novel bk. 19 / Barbara Hambly.
AuthorHambly, Barbara. author.
CollectionF Mystery
Total Circ2
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LocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
Clark County30293102008799Mystery F Hamb5/12/2022 Due on 7/7/2023Clark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9780727850744 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 0727850741 (hardcover)
Personal Name Hambly, Barbara. author.
Title Statement Death and hard cider : a Benjamin January novel bk. 19 / Barbara Hambly.
Edition Statement First world edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice Edinburgh : Severn House, 2022.
Physical Description 249 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Statement Benjamin January mysteries ; bk. 19
Summary, Etc. Musician, sleuth and free man of color Benjamin January gets mixed in politics, with murderous results. September, 1840. A giant rally is being planned in New Orleans to stir up support for presidential candidate William Henry Harrison: the Indian-killing, hard-cider-drinking, wannabe "people's president". Trained surgeon turned piano-player Benjamin January has little use for politicians. But the run-up to the rally is packed with balls and dinner parties, and the meagre pay is sorely needed. Soon, however, January has more to worry about than keeping his beloved family fed and safe. During an elegant reception thrown by New Orleans' local Whig notables, the son of a prominent politician gets into a fist-fight with a rival over beautiful young flirt Marie-Joyeuse Maginot - and, the day after the rally is over, Marie-Joyeuse turns up dead. The only black person amongst the initial suspects is arrested immediately: January's dear friend, Catherine Clisson. With Catherine's life on the line, January is determined to uncover the truth and prove her innocence. But his adversaries are powerful politicians, and the clock is ticking...
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term African Americans Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term January, Benjamin (Fictitious character) Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Free African Americans Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Private investigators Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term New Orleans (La.) History 19th century Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Detective and mystery fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Mystery fiction.

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