Book Reviews of Dead Water (Benjamin January, Bk 8)

Dead Water (Benjamin January, Bk 8)
Dead Water - Benjamin January, Bk 8
Author: Barbara Hambly
ISBN-13: 9780553581560
ISBN-10: 0553581562
Publication Date: 4/26/2005
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Dead Water (Benjamin January, Bk 8) on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This is one of a series that is heavy on the atmosphere of old New Orleans prior to the
Civil War, especially the world of free persons of color. A Free Man of Color is the title of the first book in the series. The characters, complex, fascinating, and very real, are constantly constrained by the laws under which they live as second-class citizens, ever in peril of being forced back into slavery. While the plot is engrossing, more fascinating is the glimpse afforded into a world that officially, at least, no longer exists. Although the later books can become somewhat repetitive in that regard, I highly recommend this series.
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent historical mystery set in 1830's New Orleans and Mississippi River. Descriptions of characters and locations are very good. You can smell the smells of new Orleans and the Mississippi. Characters are very complex and mystery is good. Wonderful series.
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It's more than a job to Benjamin January. He's been hired to follow a bank official who has embezzled the $100,000 crucial to the survival of a school for freed slaves.