The Shirt on His Back
by Barbara Hambly

The new Benjamin January novel from the New York Times bestselling author.

1837: 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 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 . . .


"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

"Hambly's superb 10th historical"

Publishers Weekly

"The latest entry in 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"


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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The Shirt on His Back by Barbara Hambly is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278801091st June 2011147 X 223mm256$28.99
Hardback978072788010928th February 2011147 X 223mm256£20.99
Ebook97817801001801st October 2011N/A256$10.99
Ebook97817801001801st October 2011N/A256£8.99
Paperback97818475133666th March 2012137 X 215mm256$17.95
Paperback978184751336630th December 2011137 X 215mm256£12.99
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