Fever season: Benjamin January Series, Book 2

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"The summer of 1833 has been one of brazen heat and brutal pestilence, as the city is stalked by Bronze John - the popular name for the deadly cholera epidemic that tests the healing skills of doctor and voodoo alike. Benjamin January's Paris medical training keeps him all night long with the dying at Charity Hospital. Then his work as a music teacher takes him out again into the fetid, empty midday streets. Empty except for Cora Chouteau, a dark-skinned plantation waif come to town in search of her lover, sold in slavery to one of its prominent families. Though January's certain she's a runaway, he agrees to try to pass a message to the man she seeks." "Soon, however, he learns that Cora is accused of murdering her lecherous master, Otis Redfern, and poisoning his wife almost to death. Yet it seems that Emily Redfern herself, iron-willed and socially ambitious, had cause to wish her profligate husband dead. And Cora, too - or so the girl insists...." "Before Ben can unpick one story from the other, Cora disappears into the torrid night." "Risking both his life and his freedom, Ben pursues the truth through a lush and fevered world of opulent town houses, grim cemeteries, and raucous taverns."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Benjamin January made his debut in bestselling author Barbara Hambly's A Free Man of Color, a haunting mélange of history and mystery. Now he returns in another novel of greed, madness, and murder amid the dark shadows and dazzling society of old New Orleans, named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times.

The summer of 1833 has been one of brazen heat and brutal pestilence, as the city is stalked by Bronze John--the popular name for the deadly yellow fever epidemic that tests the healing skills of doctor and voodoo alike. Even as Benjamin January tends the dying at Charity Hospital during the steaming nights, he continues his work as a music teacher during the day.

When he is asked to pass a message from a runaway slave to the servant of one of his students, January finds himself swept into a tempest of lies, greed, and murder that rivals the storms battering New Orleans. And to find the truth he must risk his freedom...and his very life.

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series Benjamin January mysteries
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subject_facet African American men -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction, Cholera -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Fiction, Freedmen -- Lousiana -- New Orleans -- Fiction, Music teachers -- Lousiana -- New Orleans -- Fiction, New Orleans (La.) -- Fiction, Voodooism -- Lousiana -- New Orleans -- Fiction
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title_full Fever Season Benjamin January Series, Book 2, Fever season / Barbara Hambly
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title_sub Benjamin January Series, Book 2
topic_facet African American men, Cholera, Fiction, Freedmen, Historical Fiction, Music teachers, Mystery, Voodooism