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Book Information: Wet Grave

Wet Grave (2002) [Novel]
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Series: Ben January
Part: 6

Summary :

It’s 1835 and the relentless glare of the late July sun has slowed New Orleans to a standstill. When Hesione LeGros--once a corsair’s jeweled mistress, now a raddled hag--is found slashed to death in a shanty on the fringe of New Orleans’s most lawless quarter, there are few to care. But one of them is Benjamin January, musician and teacher. He well recalls her blazing ebony beauty when she appeared, exquisitely gowned and handy with a stiletto, at a demimonde banquet years ago.

Who would want to kill this woman now--Hessy, they said, would turn a trick for a bottle of rum--had some quarrelsome “customer” decided to do away with her? Or could it be one of the sexual predators who roamed the dark and seedy streets? Or--as Benjamin comes to suspect--was her killer someone she knew, someone whose careful search of her shack suggests a cold-blooded crime? Someone whose boot left a chillingly distinctive print . . .

His inquiries at taverns, markets, and slave dances reveal little about “Hellfire Hessy” since her glory days in Barataria Bay, once the lair of gentlemen pirates. Then the murder is swept from his mind by the delivery of a crate filled with contraband rifles--and yet another telltale boot print left by its claimant. When a murder swiftly follows, Ben and Rose Vitrac, the woman he loves, fear the workings of a serpentine mind and a treacherous plot: one only they can hope to thwart in time.

Original title: Wet Grave
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionHistoricalNorth AmericaNineteenth Century
FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and DetectivesGeneral

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Wet Grave (2002)
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Language: English

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Manifested in:

Wet Grave (September 9, 2003)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0375432744
Dimensions: 6.3 x 9.3 x 1.1 in
Pages: 480

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Wet Grave (April 29, 2003)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bantam Books
ISBN: 0553581597
Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.9 x 1.2 in
Pages: 384

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Wet Grave (June 25, 2002)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Bantam Books
ISBN: 0553109359
Dimensions: 6.0 x 9.1 x 1.2 in
Pages: 304

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