The Nubian's Curse (Hardcover)
A cursed statue . . . A haunted house . . . A seemingly supernatural death . . . The unexpected arrival of a friend from his past plunges musician, sleuth and free man of color Benjamin January into an old, unsolved case in this historical mystery set in New Orleans
"Outstanding . . . fastidious period detail, and a consistently surprising investigation" Publishers Weekly Starred Review
" Benjamin January is] a winning character, nimbly moving through parts of history we should all know better" New York Times
December 1840. Surgeon turned piano-player Benjamin January is looking forward to a peaceful holiday with his family. But the arrival of an old friend brings unexpected news - and unexpected danger.
About the Author
Barbara Hambly, though a native of Southern California, lived in New Orleans for many years while married to the late science fiction writer George Alec Effinger. Hambly holds a degree in medieval history from the University of California and has written novels in numerous genres.