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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb addition to the Benjamin January series, 8 Aug 2002
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Sandra Kay Stewart (Bath, Somerset United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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In 'Die Upon a Kiss', Barbara Hambly does not disappoint avid followers of Benjamin January, a 'free man of colour,' in antebellum New Orleans. As with each of the four previous novels in this series, Hambly introduces us to another aspect of life in that time and place, in this case, the theatre. All the notably high qualities of the previous books are present, and still it is its own singular work. Forbidden practice as a surgeon, January is also a superb musician. Playing piano for the orchestra of a bold new American Theater, he is drawn into a murder plot as convoluted as an Italian opera's. A page-turner, the book never fails to keep the reader's interest. It is exciting at the murder mystery level, and fascinating at the cultural. These people live and breathe, the miasma of the swamp and the baroque social milieus swirl around you and you can believe yourself there among them. I can hardly wait for the next one in the series to appear!
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Die Upon a Kiss by Barbara Hambly (Mass Market Paperback - April 2002)
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