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Super read More thriller than mystery and big changes in Ben s life. A great read, very intense, with superb characters who continue to develop with time.I sometimes feel the series is too intense I hate to say it, but sometimes the author seems to be trying too hard to add drama and tribulation, and also trying too hard to insert famous historical characters into the story Even so, well worth reading So, we ve got pirates, buried treasure, love, murder, birth, marriage, armed rebellion, leprosy, and a hurricane shake all together and you ve got yourself a good read What I didn t like view spoiler was introducing a new character just to kill him off and then the rest of the book Benjamin mourning him as if he was a son, when Benjamin s only known him for what A few months At most Artois should have been introduced a book or two back if Hambly wanted the reader to believe Benjamin had So, we ve got pirates, buried treasure, love, murder, birth, marriage, armed rebellion, leprosy, and a hurricane shake all together and you ve got yourself a good read What I didn t like view spoiler was introducing a new character just to kill him off and then the rest of the book Benjamin mourning him as if he was a son, when Benjamin s only known him for what A few months At most Artois should have been introduced a book or two back if Hambly wanted the reader to believe Benjamin had such a strong connection to him hide spoiler Some of the plot I found hard to swallow, even with the author s note at the end of, no, really, this happened Still, a fun read This was a solid entry in the series although it took a while for the story to grab me It wasof an adventure than a mystery and, in a lot of ways, it felt like the end of the series as a lot of issues in the background story were resolved It s not There arebooks, so I am curious how the authormoves forward. Excellent as always Very evocative of the times and the place. God I love this series I love it I love it I love it. Not only a complicated and interesting plot, but resolution to some ongoing character arcs One of her best Don t let the complex web of characters and the slow pace of plot development early in the book put you off The story builds and builds to a hurricane of a conclusion. The title of Barbara Hambly s novel comes from the expression that White men come to Louisiana seeking treasure and find a wet grave This is paraphrased Once again, Barbara Hambly draws on history to create factual episodes, atmospheric scenes, and bring to life colorful characters, and as usual, the story is fascinating I enjoyed it all up to a point One character introduced was so delightful and captivating that when he was very abruptly and unexpectedly killed I stopped reading right The title of Barbara Hambly s novel comes from the expression that White men come to Louisiana seeking treasure and find a wet grave This is paraphrased Once again, Barbara Hambly draws on history to create factual episodes, atmospheric scenes, and bring to life colorful characters, and as usual, the story is fascinating I enjoyed it all up to a point One character introduced was so delightful and captivating that when he was very abruptly and unexpectedly killed I stopped reading right there This isn t a criticism of Ms Hambly s writing, but rather, a credit to it, that she could create a character who would, in such a brief expanse of chapters, capture my interest so I won t spoil the story by sayingabout the murder, except to comment though the actual death isn t depicted and is recreated only during Benjamin s ongoing investigation, his grief and thoughts are as authentic as anyone s reaction to a sudden death could be I did read the last chapter before setting the book aside, to determine how it ended Suffice it to say all the tangled skeins were sorted out and all led to one source The guilty were punished and the ending was bittersweet and Benjamin came away with the sad victory that his friend had been avenged and his own life was a changed for the better.Wet Grave is the third novel in the Benjamin January series that I have read If you want an authentic feel to your historical mysteries and an entertaining story, try this one The usual cast of characters is there, still complex, still evolving, and getting better `E-pub ⇴ Wet Grave ⇸ In such stunning novels of crime and character as Die Upon a Kiss, Sold Down the River, and A Free Man of Color, Benjamin January tracked down killers through the sensuous, atmospheric, dangerously beautiful world of Old New Orleans Now, in this new novel by bestselling author Barbara Hambly, he follows a trail of murder from illicit back alleys to glittering mansions to a dark place where the oldest and deadliest secrets lie buriedWet Grave It sand 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 agoWho 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 printHis 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 timeAll too soon they are fugitives of color in the stormy bayous and marshes of slave stealer country, headed for smugglers haunts and sinister plantations, where one false step could be their last toward aWet Grave