Good Man Friday by Barbara Hambly
(A Benjamin January Mystery)

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Mid-19th-century sexism and racism galore, presented with Hambly’s usual verve and historical accuracy.
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New Orleans, 1838. When Benjamin January suddenly finds that his services playing piano at extravagant balls held by the city's wealthy are no longer required, he ends up agreeing to accompany sugar planter Henri Viellard and his young wife, Chloë, on a mission to Washington to find a missing friend. Plunged into a murky world, it soon becomes clear that while it is very possible the Viellards' friend is dead, his enemies are very much alive - and ready to kill anyone who gets in their way.
 

About Barbara Hambly

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Barbara Hambly holds a degree in medieval history from the University of California and has written novels in many genres, from mysteries to science fiction and fantasy. Married to science fiction writer George Alec Effinger, she lives in Los Angeles and teaches at a local college.
 
Published May 1, 2013 by Severn House Digital. 256 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Kirkus

Above average
on May 13 2013

Mid-19th-century sexism and racism galore, presented with Hambly’s usual verve and historical accuracy.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Apr 15 2013

Hambly brings back to life a world where Congressmen obliviously pass chained men without a glance, forcing her readers to wonder painfully with January, “Jesus, where are you now?”

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