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- DescriptionThe New York Times hails Barbara Hambly s vels featuring Benjamin January as masterly, ravishing, and haunting. The Chicago Tribune crowns them dazzling January is a wonderfully rich and complex character. Now the bestselling author returns with a story that leads January from the dangerously sensual milieu of New Orleans into a world seething with superstition and dark spirits, where one man s freedom turns on a case of murder and blood vengeance. Days of the Dead Mexico City in the autumn of 1835 is a lawless place, teeming with bandits and beggars. But an urgent letter from a desperate friend draws Benjamin January and his new bride Rose from New Orleans to this newly free province. Here they pray they ll find Hannibal Sefton alive and t hanging from the end of a rope.Sefton stands accused of murdering the only son of prominent landowner Don Prospero de Castellon. But when Benjamin and Rose arrive at Hacienda Mictlan, they encounter a murky tangle of family relations, and more than one suspect in young Fernando s murder. While the evidence against Hannibal is damning, Benjamin is certain that his consumptive, peace-loving fellow musician isn t capable of murder. Their only allies are the dead boy s half sister, who happens to be Hannibal s latest inamorata, and the mentally unstable Castellon himself, who awaits Mexico s holy Days of the Dead, when he believes his slain son will himself reveal the identity of his killer.The search for the truth will lead Benjamin and Rose down a path that winds from the mazes of the capital s back streets and barrios to the legendary pyramids of Mictlan and, finally, to a place where spirits walk and the dead cry out for justice. But before they can lay to rest the ghosts of the past, Benjamin and Rose will have to stop a flesh-and-blood murderer who s determined to escape the day of reckoning and add Benjamin and Rose to the swelling ranks of the dead.
- Author BiographyBarbara Hambly is the author of The Emancipator s Wife, a finalist for the Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction. She is also the author of Fever Season, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and seven acclaimed historical novels.
- Author(s)Barbara Hambly
- PublisherBantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
- Date of Publication01/04/2004
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBantam USA
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight223 g
- Width107 mm
- Height175 mm
- Spine32 mm
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