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Ran Away (A Benjamin January Mystery) Hardcover – December 1, 2011
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"Ran Away" takes us back to the life Benjamin shared with his first love in Paris before the cholera came. We not only get to know the feisty Ayasha but are introduced to several new characters that play important roles in the adventure leading up to Benjamin's present mission. Benjamin can't believe that the Turk, who once made a great personal sacrifice on Ayasha's behalf, is behind the murder of two of his own concubines. However, it seems the whole of New Orleans is all too convinced of the infidel's rapacious nature and guilt. Benjamin must fight past prejudice and preconceived notions to uncover a plot that stretches all the way back to his younger days in Paris. He also struggles to come to terms with the pain that the loss of Ayasha still causes him, despite his dedication to his wife Rose and new baby John.
Barbara Hambly brings us some intriguing new personalities that conceal surprising depths and secrets, as well as favorites like Shaw, Hannibal, Rose and Dominique in this welcome addition to the Benjamin January series. Reading this book is like an enjoyable evening spent with friends both old and new.
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Consistently outstanding series; as always, the author shows how extensive research makes for fascinating reading. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Judith S. Pyle
Another fascinating book in the "Free Man of Color" mystery series, set in New Orleans (mostly)
I love this series, and at this point have read almost ll of... Read more
Many years ago, I picked up "A Free Man of Color", the first in the series, planning on reading for half an hour. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Jean Martin
I've been a fan of Benjamin January since the first novel, Free Man of Color. Hambly's research never fails to impress and her examination of the sins and virtues of the time and... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Kindle Customer
I would read this series over and over. Barbara Hambly has an excellent handle on the time frame, She shows just enough romance, emotion, and intrique to keep me interested to the... Read morePublished on January 3, 2014 by Barb Stock
The only thing better than a good historical mystery is a good historical mystery series. I have never been disappointed in a book in this series. Read morePublished on November 1, 2013 by Amazon Customer
The whole Benjamin January series is amazing. Her graphic portrait of New Orleans and the culture surrounding the various ethnic classes is vivid and interesting. Read morePublished on October 27, 2013 by Archibabe
Hambly cannot go wrong....this one was devious and delightful. I will enjoy re-reading it. Am on book 4 and reading my way through series again.Published on October 8, 2013 by Karen Garnich