The Shirt on His Back by Barbara Hambly audiobook

The Shirt on His Back

By Barbara Hambly
Read by Ron Butler

Blackstone Publishing 9780727880109

The Benjamin January Mysteries: Book 10

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781799922681

  • ISBN: 9781799922674

  • ISBN: 9781799922698

Runtime: 9.39 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Benjamin January, a free Black man, physician, and musician in the American South in the antebellum years of the 1830s, ends up far away from New Orleans caught up in new adventures out West.

Abishag Shaw is seeking vengeance for his brother’s murder—and Benjamin January is seeking money after his bank crashes.

Far beyond the frontier, in the depths of the Rocky Mountains, both men are to be found at the great Rendezvous of the Mountain Men, a month-long orgy of cheap booze, shooting matches, tall tales, and cut-throat trading. But at the rendezvous, the discovery of a corpse opens the door to hints of a greater plot—of madness and wholesale murder.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An absorbing if appalling look at whiskey debauchery, suspect rifle trading, smallpox devastation, a mass poisoning endeavor, the decimation of the beaver population, and grisly confrontations with warring tribes, all of which surround a classic whodunit.” Kirkus Reviews
“This flamboyant historical series is again full of period detail. Hambly paints a vivid, convincing picture of the life of free Blacks before the Civil War.” Booklist
“Superb…As January struggles to survive fatigue, starvation, and assorted psychological horrors, Hambly convincingly shows that revenge must finally give way to justice.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author

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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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.39
Audience: Adult
Language: English