Drinking gourd : a Benjamin January mystery
Drinking gourd : a Benjamin January mystery

Hambly, Barbara.


First world edition.

Physical Description
248 pages ; 23 cm.

Benjamin January series.

Subject Term
January, Benjamin (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Free African Americans -- Fiction.
Private investigators -- Fiction.
Underground Railroad -- Fiction.

Mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.

"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."

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Hardwood Creek Library (Forest Lake)BookMYSTERY HAM11Fiction Collection
Park Grove Library (Cottage Grove)BookMYSTERY HAM11Fiction Collection
R.H. Stafford Library (Woodbury)BookMYSTERY HAM11Fiction Collection
Stillwater Public LibraryBookMYSTERY HAM11Fiction Collection