Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (6)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. So here's a thing I'm looking forward to: Good Man Friday, by Barbara Hambly (from Severn House, May 1, 2013).

Benjamin January's search for a missing man takes him into a dark world filled with grave robbers and slave stealers. 

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, ChloĆ«, 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.

I recommend this series all the time at the library where I work. I live in Louisiana, so I figure that local interest ought to be enough to intrigue even readers who don't normally care for mysteries or historical fiction. But the entire series is outstanding historical fiction, and they're excellent mysteries too. Kudos to Severn House for picking up the series after Hambly's previous publisher stopped buying them; I'm very happy to be getting more of them.

1 comment:

  1. :) Love it when I get a book recommended by another librarian. I don't know how i've missed this one - great choice!

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