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The Resource Drinking gourd : a Benjamin January mystery, Barbara Hambly

Drinking gourd : a Benjamin January mystery, Barbara Hambly

Label
Drinking gourd : a Benjamin January mystery
Title
Drinking gourd
Title remainder
a Benjamin January mystery
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Hambly
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Benjamin January is called up to Vicksburg, deep in cotton-plantation country, to help a wounded 'conductor' of the Underground Railroad -- the secret network of safe-houses that guide escaping slaves to freedom. When the chief 'conductor' of the 'station' is found murdered, Jubal Cain, the coordinator of the whole Railroad system in Mississippi, is accused of the crime. Since Cain can't expose the nature of his involvement in the railroad, January has to step in and find the true killer, before their covers are blown. As January probes into the murky labyrinth of slaves, slave-holders, the fugitives who follow the 'drinking gourd' north to freedom and those who help them on their way, he discovers that there is more to the situation than meets the eye, and that sometimes there are no easy."
Member of
Summary
Following the murder of a chief 'conductor' of the Underground Railroad - the secret network of safe-houses that guide escaping slaves to freedom - Jubal Cain, the coordinator of the entire Railroad system in Mississippi, is accused of the crime. It's up to Benjamin January to step in and find the true killer - before their covers are blown
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10513246
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hambly, Barbara
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Benjamin January mystery
Series volume
14
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • January, Benjamin (Fictitious character)
  • Free African Americans
  • Private investigators
  • Underground Railroad
  • Free African Americans
  • January, Benjamin (Fictitious character)
  • Private investigators
  • Underground Railroad
Target audience
adult
Label
Drinking gourd : a Benjamin January mystery, Barbara Hambly
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn929123650
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First world edition.
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9780727886064
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)929123650
Label
Drinking gourd : a Benjamin January mystery, Barbara Hambly
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn929123650
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First world edition.
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9780727886064
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)929123650

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