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RAN AWAY. So began a score of advertisements every week in the New Orleans newspapers, advertising for slaves who’d fled their masters. But the Turk, Hüseyin Pasha, posted no such advertisement when his two lovely concubines disappeared. And when a witness proclaimed he’d seen the “devilish infidel” hurl their dead bodies out a window, everyone was willing to believe him the murderer. Only Benjamin January, who knows the Turk of old, is willing to seek the true culprit, endangering his own life in the process.
“Stellar…Hambly matches her moving portrayals of society’s underdogs with thrilling escapes, bittersweet insights into love and loss, and vignettes of New Orleans’ voodoo priestesses.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“ The touching portrait of January’s love for his two very different wives as well as the incredible period detail and rich atmosphere make this stand out among historical mysteries.”Booklist (starred review)
“More complicated than most January tales. More poignant too”Kirkus Reviews