The Benjamin January Mysteries (11 books)

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The Benjamin January mysteries are a series of historical mysteries by Barbara Hambly, set in and around New Orleans during the 1830s. The title character is a mixed-race former slave, who was trained as a surgeon but works primarily as a musician.

 

A Free Man of Color

The Benjamin January Mysteries #1

by Barbara Hambly

A lush and haunting novel of a city steeped in decadent pleasures...and of a man, proud and defiant, caught in a web of murder and betrayal.

It is 1833. In the midst of Mardi Gras, Benjamin January, a Creole...


Fever Season

The Benjamin January Mysteries #2

by Barbara Hambly

Benjamin January made his debut in bestselling author Barbara Hambly's A Free Man of Color, a haunting mélange of history and mystery. Now he returns in another novel of greed, madness, and murder amid the...


Graveyard Dust: A Novel of Suspense

The Benjamin January Mysteries #3

by Barbara Hambly

Bestselling author Barbara Hambly's A Free Man of Color and Fever Season established Benjamin January as one of mystery's most exciting heroes. Now he returns in a powerful new novel, a sensual mosaic of old...


Sold Down the River

The Benjamin January Mysteries #4

by Barbara Hambly

In A Free Man of Color, Fever Season, and Graveyard Dust, Benjamin January penetrated the murkiest corners of glittering old New Orleans to bring murderers to justice. Now, in bestselling author Barbara Hambly's...


Die Upon a Kiss

The Benjamin January Mysteries #5

by Barbara Hambly

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 —...


Wet Grave

The Benjamin January Mysteries #6

by Barbara Hambly

In such stunning novels of crime and character as Die Upon a Kiss, Sold Down the River, and A Free Man of Color, Benjamin January tracked down killers through the sensuous, atmospheric, dangerously beautiful...


Days of the Dead

The Benjamin January Mysteries #7

by Barbara Hambly

The New York Times hails Barbara Hambly’s novels featuring Benjamin January as “masterly,” “ravishing,” and “haunting.” The Chicago Tribune crowns them “dazzling…January is a wonderfully rich...


Dead Water

The Benjamin January Mysteries #8

by Barbara Hambly

Nineteenth-century New Orleans is a blazing hotbed of scorching politics and personal vendettas. And it's into this fire that Benjamin January falls when he is hired to follow Oliver Weems, a bank official who...


Dead and Buried

The Benjamin January Mysteries #9

by Barbara Hambly

The new 'Benjamin January' novel from the best-selling author - New Orleans, 1836. When free black musician and surgeon Benjamin January attends the funeral of a friend, an accident tips the dead man out of...


The Shirt on His Back

The Benjamin January Mysteries #10

by Barbara Hambly

The new 'Benjamin January' novel from the best-selling author - Abishag Shaw is seeking vengeance for his brother's murder - and Benjamin January is seeking money after his bank crashes. Far beyond the frontier,...


Ran Away

The Benjamin January Mysteries #11

by Barbara Hambly

A Benjamin January mystery - RAN AWAY. So began a score of advertisements every week in the New Orleans newspapers, advertising for slaves who'd fled their masters. But the Turk, Huseyin Pasha, posted no such...


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