Die Upon a Kiss (Benjamin January, Book 5) by Barbara Hambly
Die Upon a Kiss (Benjamin January, Book 5)
Author: Barbara Hambly
Title: Die Upon a Kiss (Benjamin January, Book 5)
ISBN10: 0553581651
ISBN13: 978-0553581652
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Pages:
Publisher: Bantam (April 2002)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1557 kb
Size epub: 1559 kb
Rating: 4.7 ✪
Votes: 322
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Mystery
In February 1835, the cold New Orleans streets are alight with masked Mardi Gras revelers as the American Theater’s impresario, Lorenzo Belaggio, brings a magnificent yet controversial operatic version of Othello to town. But it’s pitch-black in the alley where free man of color Benjamin January hears a slurred whisper, spies the flash of a knife, and is himself wounded as he rescues Belaggio from a vicious attack. Could competition for audiences—or for Belagio’s affections—provoke such violent skulduggery? Or is Shakespeare’s tragic tale, with its spectacle of a black man’s passion for a white beauty, one that some Creole citizen—or American parvenu—would do anything to keep off the stage? The soaring music will lead January into a tangle of love, hate, and greed more treacherous than any onstage drama, as he must discover who is responsible...and who will Die Upon a Kiss.