House of the Patriarch
by Barbara Hambly

No one can talk to the dead . . . can they? Free man of color Benjamin January gets caught up in a strange, spiritual world that might lead to his own demise, as he hunts for a missing teenager in this gripping, atmospheric historical mystery.

New Orleans, 1840.
Freshly home from a dangerous journey, that last thing Benjamin January wants to do is leave his wife and young sons again. But when old friends Henri and Chloë Viellard ask for his help tracking down a missing girl in distant New York, he can’t say no.

Three weeks ago, seventeen-year-old Eve Russell boarded a steam-boat – and never got off it. Mrs Russell is adamant Eve’s been kidnapped, but how could someone remove a teenager from a crowded deck in broad daylight? And why would anyone target Eve?

The answer lies in New York, a hotbed of new religions and beliefs, of human circuses and freak shows . . . and of blackbirders, who’ll use any opportunity to kidnap a free man of color and sell him into slavery. January’s determined to uncover the truth, but will he ever be able to return to New Orleans to share it?

Reviews

A stark and occasionally brutal story, and Hambly tells it superbly, in prose that is vivid and empathetic. For fans of this fine series, this is a must-read

Booklist Starred Review of Lady of Perdition

A riveting exploration of a little-known period of Texas history intensified by gut-wrenching depictions of people’s enduring inhumanity

Kirkus Reviews on Lady of Perdition

Deeply researched . . . Hambly’s well-wrought denunciation of slavery and her skillful defense of women’s rights resound from January’s times to our own

Publishers Weekly on Lady of Perdition

An atmospheric, beautifully written mystery

Kirkus Reviews on Cold Bayou

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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Editions

House of the Patriarch by Barbara Hambly is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278899045th January 2021145 X 223mm256$28.99
Hardback978072788990430th October 2020145 X 223mm256£20.99
Hardback97807278899045th January 2021145 X 223mm256$28.99
Ebook97814483045303rd August 2020N/A256$10.99
Ebook97814483045303rd August 2020N/A256£8.99
Ebook97814483045303rd August 2020N/A256$10.99
Hardback - Large Print978178029174127th July 2021145 X 223mm384$36.95
Hardback - Large Print978178029174131st May 2021145 X 223mm384£22.99
Hardback - Large Print978178029174127th July 2021145 X 223mm384$36.95
Paperback978178029728627th September 2021140 X 215mm256$17.95
Paperback978178029728629th July 2021140 X 215mm256£12.99
Paperback978178029728627th September 2021140 X 215mm256$17.95
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