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A Free Man of Color A lush and haunting novel of a city steeped in decadent pleasuresand of a man, proud and defiant, caught in a web of murder and betrayalIt isIn 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 murderRavishing 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 slavesBut 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 ❰Reading❯ ➿ Book Lover Author Jennifer Kaufman – Lavons.co.uk proud and defiant [EPUB] ✷ Secret Delivery / Her 24-Hour Protector By Delores Fossen – Lavons.co.uk caught in a web of murder and betrayalIt isIn the midst of Mardi Gras ❰EPUB❯ ✰ Kholodovs Last Mistress Author Kate Hewitt – Lavons.co.uk Benjamin January ❰Epub❯ ❧ Wicked Sinner (Regency Sinners 7) Auteur Carole Mortimer – Lavons.co.uk a Creole physician and music teacher ➵ [Reading] ➷ If the Stiletto Fits... By Wendy Etherington ➪ – Lavons.co.uk is playing piano at the Salle d Orleans when the evenings festivities are interrupted by murderRavishing Angelique Crozat ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☄ What Phoebe Wants (Harlequin Flipside, Author Cindi Myers – Lavons.co.uk a notorious octoroon who travels in the city s finest company [PDF] ❤ Ruthlessly Royal (Self-Made Millionaires By Robyn Donald – Lavons.co.uk has been strangled to death With the authorities reluctant to become involved [Reading] ➶ An Amish Family Christmas By Marta Perry – Lavons.co.uk Ben begins his own inquiry [PDF / Epub] ☆ Interrupted Lullaby By Dana R. Lynn – Lavons.co.uk which will take him through the seamy haunts of riverboatmen and into the huts of voodoo worshipping slavesBut soon the eyes of suspicion turn toward Ben for ➶ [Read] ➲ Gift-Wrapped Governess By Sophia James ➾ – Lavons.co.uk black as the slave who fathered him ☉ Vows of Revenge PDF / Epub ❤ Author Dani Collins – Lavons.co.uk this free man of color is still the perfect scapegoat


10 thoughts on “A Free Man of Color

  1. says:

    My book club selection for this month.Previously and many years ago I d read a few of Hambly s early fantasy books, and not been overly impressed they were OK, but didn t transcend any of the genre standards After reading A Free Man of Color at a friend s recommendation, I can confirm that yes, Hambly definitely improved over time.Aside from a few suggestions that voodoo curses and or protective charms may be efficacious, the book d


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    2.5 stars This had an interesting premise and the descriptions of New Orleans itself and its society were interesting, particularly all the different names for different types of racial mix quadroons and octoroons and mulatto that were used in that period But the story was excruciatingly slow and jumbled I ve read some science fiction by this author too and found the same thing.


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    When beautiful and ruthless octoroon Angelique Crozat is found strangled to death in the midst of an opulent Mardi Gras costume ball, dark skinned Benjamin January physician, music teacher, and son of a former slave soon finds himself the prime suspect in her murder With his freedom and life at stake, January sets out to find the real killer His quest will take him from the opulent mansions of rich white planters to the huts of voodoo


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    Re read this one for mystery book club, and glad I did Barbara Hambly looks at race, gender and class, framed with a mystery plot Ben January is unlike any other protagonists I ve read, a 40 year old free man of color in 1830 s New Orleans who has returned to his hometown after his wife s death in Paris He is trained as a doctor, but makes his living as a piano player He has a sister who s a courtesan and one who s a voodooiene The mys


  5. says:

    I really enjoyed this It s very nice historical fiction and a pretty good mystery as well Hambly s writing is excellent The characterizations are rich and achingly realistic She does tend so it seems to me, after reading three of her novels to indulge in outrageous action scenes for her endings.Benjamin January is the titular free man of color, and at the end I was insufficiently convinced of his need to remain in the hazardous environm


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    A Free Man of Color 1997 is the first of Barbara Hambly s Benjamin January mystery series There are now over a dozen I knew I enjoyed Hambly s writing from some of her earlier books, but was a long time beginning this since I don t always care for novels set in the past and this one is set in New Orleans in the 1830s It was fascinating New Orleans has an extremely interesting cultural past and historian Hambly brought it all to life


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    If you want to read a historical novel that has a carefully researched background, this book is the book for you I will give you a word of warning however Do not think that because this book is set in the United States and the characters all speak English that you are reading of characters who share a common culture with you The world of Louisiana in the 1840 s is a very different place and its people think far, far differently than do th


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    I first discovered Hambly by reading her fantasy In fact, the book was Dragonsbane But, I think her real love is historical fiction because her historical fiction is better This was the first her historical fiction I read It is the start of the Ben January series Ben is a free man of color in recently US brought New Orleans His mother was a field slave until a white man took an interest in her and brought and freed both her and her two chi


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    This is one of many books for which I wish there was some greater degree of granularity by which I could rate them Some comprimise position would be welcome.I spent the better part of this book thinking that I would give it two stars, and a portion nearer the end it sank nearly to one star in my estimation But Hambly is a clever writer, and she avoided all the worst flaws a mystery can have and gave something of a satisfying ending, so I ha


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    Prior to reading this book, I knew nothing of free people of colour in the Southern USA and in particular New Orleans, where many a white slave owner had a coloured mistress set up in her own home that he visited regularly Of course, children who were born belonged to the massa he had the choice of sending them to his plantation to work or of allowing them to grow up with their mother Often both mother and children were freed and able to car


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