New PDF release: Die Upon a Kiss (Benjamin January, Book 5)

By Barbara Hambly

ISBN-10: 0307418022

ISBN-13: 9780307418029

In A unfastened guy of Color and Sold Down the River, Benjamin January guided readers during the seductive maze of recent Orleans' darkest quarters. Now January joins the orchestra of the city's best opera residence -- simply to develop into enmeshed in an internet of hate and greed extra murderous than any drama onstage.

In 1835, the chilly February streets glitter with masked revelers in Carnival costumes. an excellent extra fabulous show is promised on the American Theater, the place impresario Lorenzo Belaggio has introduced the 1st Italian opera to city. yet it's pitch-black within the muddy alley outdoor the level door while Benjamin January, coming from practice session with the orchestra, hears a slurred whisper, sees the flash of a knife, and is himself wounded as he rescues Belaggio from a vicious attack.

The bombastic impresario first accuses of his tenors, then suspects his rival, the chief of latest Orleans' different opera corporation. might pageant for audiences relatively galvanize such violent skulduggery? Or has Belaggio taken too many percentages within the catfight among sopranos, one outdated via the opposite as his mistress and his prima donna?

But burning in January's brain and middle is a darker danger. The opera Belaggio plans to provide -- a powerful model of Othello -- moves a surprising chord during this tradition. Is the murderous tragedy of the noble Moor and his girl, the spectacle of a black man's ardour for a white attractiveness, one who a few Creole citizen -- or American parvenu -- may do whatever to maintain off the stage?

Bloody threats and voodoo symptoms, poison and brutal homicide appear to implicate many unusual bedfellows. And Benjamin needs to detect who -- in rage, retribution, or an insidious new trade during this appealing cutthroat urban -- will kill and kill ... and who will Die Upon a Kiss.

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