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Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Historical
In 1830s New Orleans, freed slave Benjamin January and his wife Rose barely make a living running a school that Rose has established. Bank manager Hubert Granville informs them that his manager, Oliver Weems, has absconded with the bank's money, which includes $4,000 the Januarys deposited.
Granville hires Rose and Benjamin
When Weems' body is discovered entangled in the boat's paddlewheel, there is no shortage of suspects, includ-ing the victim's very devious fiancée,
Reviewed By: Sheri Melnick
Published: August 2004