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Dead and Buried

by Barbara Hambly

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Dead and Buried by Barbara Hambly
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  • Published in USA  May 2010
    256 pages
    Genre: Historical Fiction

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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 recognizes 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 ...

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"Starred Review. Hambly's sure hand with historical detail, her convincing characterizations, and her view of the slave trade ... raise this tale of violence, deceit, and humiliation to a must-read." - Publishers Weekly

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

"[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." - Booklist

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Barbara Hambly (b. 1951) is a New York Times bestselling author of fantasy and science fiction, as well as historical novels set in the nineteenth century. After receiving a master's degree in medieval history, she published The Time of the Dark, the first novel in the Darwath saga, in 1982, establishing herself as an author of serious speculative fiction. Since then she has created several series, including the Windrose Chronicles, Sun-Cross, and Sun Wolf and Starhawk, in addition to writing for the Star Wars and Star Trek universes.

Besides fantasy, Hambly has won acclaim for the James Asher vampire series, which won the Locus Award for best horror novel in 1989, and the Benjamin January mystery series, featuring a brilliant African-American surgeon in antebellum New Orleans. She ...

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