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eBook Die Upon a Kiss (Benjamin January, Book 5) epub
  • ISBN: 0375432663
  • Author: Barbara Hambly
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Subcategory: Mystery
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Large Print (July 29, 2003)
  • Pages: 608 pages
  • ePUB size: 1969 kb
  • FB2 size 1363 kb
  • Formats mobi docx lrf lrf

Book 5 of 15 in the Benjamin January Series. Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).

Book 5 of 15 in the Benjamin January Series. Only 5 left in stock (more on the way).

Benjamin January Book 5 ? Die Upon A Kiss. Barbara Hambly ? For Adrian. Special thanks, as always, are due to Pamela Areeneaux and the Staff of the Historic New Orleans Collection; to Paul, Bill, Sand, and Norman at Le Monde Creole; to Emily Clark; to Rebecca Witjas; to Kate Miciak; to Laurie Perry; to Stephanie Hall; to Bob Moraski for all his time and knowledge; to Jill and Charles for helping me through much awfulness; and. to George. She and January had been catching up on seven years worth of old times since rehearsal had ended at eleven, and January wasn't sure there was anyone else in the building to hear him pound the door and shout.

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Benjamin January mysteries.

This article is about the American author. For the British field hockey player, see Barbara Hambly (field hockey). Benjamin January mysteries. This historical mystery series begins with A Free Man of Color (1997) and features Benjamin January, a brilliant, classically educated, free colored surgeon and musician living in New Orleans during the antebellum years of the 1830s.

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The Benjamin January Series from Barbara Hambly A FREE MAN OF COLOR FEVER SEASON GRAVEYARD DUST SOLD DOWN THE RIVER DIE UPON A KISS . A Benjamin January Novel.


In A Free Man of Color and Sold Down the River, Benjamin January guided readers through the seductive maze of New Orleans' darkest quarters. Now January joins the orchestra of the city's top opera house — only to become enmeshed in a web of hate and greed more murderous than any drama onstage.In 1835, the cold February streets glitter with masked revelers in Carnival costumes. An even more brilliant display is promised at the American Theater, where impresario Lorenzo Belaggio has brought the first Italian opera to town. But it's pitch-black in the muddy alley outside the stage door when Benjamin January, coming from rehearsal with the orchestra, hears a slurred whisper, sees the flash of a knife, and is himself wounded as he rescues Belaggio from a vicious attack.The bombastic impresario first accuses two of his tenors, then suspects his rival, the manager of New Orleans' other opera company. Could competition for audiences really provoke such violent skulduggery? Or has Belaggio taken too many chances in the catfight between two sopranos, one superseded by the other as his mistress and his prima donna?But burning in January's mind and heart is a darker possibility. The opera Belaggio plans to present — a magnificent version of Othello — strikes a shocking chord in this culture. Is the murderous tragedy of the noble Moor and his lady, the spectacle of a black man's passion for a white beauty, one that some Creole citizen — or American parvenu — would do anything to keep off the stage? Bloody threats and voodoo signs, poison and brutal murder seem to implicate many strange bedfellows. And Benjamin must discover who — in rage, retribution, or an insidious new commerce in this beautiful cutthroat city — will kill and kill ... and who will Die Upon a Kiss.
Comments: (7)
I like this series, and Die Upon a Kiss is the most fun so far. It's enjoyable to get to meet an old flame of Janvier and get to see him interacting with Europeans, with their somewhat (but not entirely) different sentiments and expectations. A mystery in a theater is bound to be a bit of a romp, and this story certainly is. It's rather lighter in many ways than other books in the series so far. Like other books in the series, there's a rats nest of characters and possible suspects to unpick, some of them familiar from previous books but most members of the opera company, and therefore new, with lots of new names and personalities to keep straight. I had to go back and re-read some bits, to untangle myself, but I found the book so entertaining I didn't mind.
I've read eight of the Benjamin January series and this one has been my favorite so far. I really enjoyed the various characters and the background on how the two Opera Houses planned to create the volcanoes. The plot got just a hair muddled at the end but Hambly wrapped it up well. I felt as if I had time traveled back to hear Operas as presented in 1830's New Orleans.
I've enjoyed this series from the beginning -- it has a dark, rich texture like a wonderful chocolate cake with occasional nuts, yet an astringent aftertaste as well.
Hambly brings an age that's at once alien and familiar to life; it's our recent past -- only two long human lifetimes ago -- but in some ways as different as the Rome of Nero.
And while the action is fast, and the tension serious -- you really care about these characters -- there's a dry, subtle humor that's quite marvelous. The fight over including "Sweet Betsy from Pike" in an Italian opera is a delight.
Buy this book and read it. Buy the whole series.
Barbara Hambly exels at plot, narration, character cevelopment, atmosphere, and sense of historical time/place. I wish she would spend less time on the bugs, but I love all the January books, and this one has comic elements that are delighful.
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Her books are excellent. Great research to the culture, environment, and relationships of the early/middle 1800's. Ms. Hambly gives great detail to the geographic region of New Orleans and surrounding areas. Her characters are real, you love or hate them.
So far, I've liked all the Benjamin January books. The one that follows this is perhaps my least favorite. I read my first BJ book while on a business trip to New Orleans years ago -- it may be that my fondness of these books is tied to the memories of New Orleans and the fact that I "discovered" them while actually in NO.

A very good blend of mystery, history, and medicine. I highly recommend these to my family & friends.
Another good addition to the series.
I really did not see this one coming! I can usually get close, but I was way out of the ball park this time! Great story...
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