Dead and Buried
by Barbara Hambly

Benjamin January must investigate the death of one of his closest friends

New Orleans, 1836. When free black musician and surgeon Benjamin January attends the funeral of a friend, an accident tips the dead man out of his coffin – only to reveal an unexpected inhabitant. Just one person recognises the corpse of the white man: Hannibal Sefton, fiddle-player and one of January’s closest friends. But he seems unwilling to talk about his connection to the dead man . . .


"Relayed through January's perspective, the story gives an intimate picture of the intolerance and struggles of the time, but as carefully crafted as these matters are, Hambly is also talented enough to entertain. That's two successes for the price of one"


"Sorrow, grief, and pain pervade Hambly's outstanding ninth Benjamin January mystery... set in New Orleans during the summer of 1836... A must read"

Publishers Weekly Starred Review

"Vivid glimpses of the disparate lives led by whites and people of color in mid-19th-century New Orleans"

Kirkus Reviews

Barbara Hambly

Barbara Hambly, though a native of Southern California, lived in New Orleans for many years while married to the late science fiction writer George Alec Effinger. Hambly holds a degree in medieval history from the University of California and has written novels in numerous genres.

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Dead and Buried by Barbara Hambly is available in the following formats

Hardback978072786867128th February 2010145 X 223mm256£20.99
Hardback97807278686711st June 2010145 X 223mm256$28.99
Ebook97817801004011st April 2011N/A256$10.99
Ebook97817801004011st April 2011N/A256£8.99
Paperback978184751225330th November 2010139 X 216mm256£12.99
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