Sold Down the River by Barbara Hambly audiobook

Sold Down the River

By Barbara Hambly
Read by Ron Butler

Blackstone Publishing 9780553575293

The Benjamin January Mysteries: Book 4

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Penetrating the murkiest corners of glittering New Orleans society, Benjamin January brought murderers to justice in A Free Man of Color, Fever Season, and Graveyard Dust. Now, in Barbara Hambly’s haunting new novel, he risks his life in a violent plantation world darker than anything in the city … When slave owner Simon Fourchet asks Benjamin January to investigate sabotage, arson, and murder on his plantation, January is reluctant to do any favors for the savage man who owned him until he was seven. But he knows too well that plantation justice means that if the true culprit is not found, every slave on Mon Triomphe will suffer. Abandoning his Parisian French for the African patois of a field hand, cutting cane until his bones ache and his musician’s hands bleed, Benjamin must use all his intelligence and cunning to find the killer—or find himself sold down the river.

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Summary

Penetrating the murkiest corners of glittering New Orleans society, Benjamin January brought murderers to justice in A Free Man of Color, Fever Season, and Graveyard Dust. Now, in Barbara Hambly’s haunting new novel, he risks his life in a violent plantation world darker than anything in the city …

When slave owner Simon Fourchet asks Benjamin January to investigate sabotage, arson, and murder on his plantation, January is reluctant to do any favors for the savage man who owned him until he was seven. But he knows too well that plantation justice means that if the true culprit is not found, every slave on Mon Triomphe will suffer.

Abandoning his Parisian French for the African patois of a field hand, cutting cane until his bones ache and his musician’s hands bleed, Benjamin must use all his intelligence and cunning to find the killer—or find himself sold down the river.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Hambly effectively combines three genres—mystery, historical fiction, mainstream melodrama—in this disturbing but quite moving story.” Booklist
“The darkest time in American history comes alive in Hambly’s unforgettable series…. [A] fiercely burning picture of the horrors of slavery … astonishing.” Publishers Weekly
“Searing.” Kirkus Reviews
“A masterly piece of historical storytelling.” New York Times Book Review

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Author Bio: Barbara Hambly

Author Bio: Barbara Hambly

Barbara Hambly has written novels in many genres, from mysteries to science fiction and fantasy. Four of her science fiction novels made the New York Times bestsellers list, and her historical mystery novels have won awards and consistently earn starred reviews. She holds a degree in medieval history from the University of California and teaches at a local college.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 12.96
Audience: Adult
Language: English