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DIE UPON A KISS
Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Historical
Lavish, vivid, and full of drama, DIE UPON A KISS stylistically mirrors its setting, the opulent world of 19th-century opera, as it brings the complex, stratified society of antebellum New Orleans to life.
When physician, pianist and free man of color Benjamin January foils an assassination attempt on Lorenzo Bellagioan Italian impresario brought in to head the new American Opera Househe doesn't realize his brave act will embroil him in intrigue and violence, on stage and off.
Soon a wealthy backer is killed and the ballet mistress, a friend of Ben's, attacked. Competition is cutthroat among entertainers, but murder seems extreme. However, Bellagio's brilliant production of "Othello" is the talk of the townand while it's "the custom of the country" for white men to take black mistresses, the reverse is completely taboo. Has this story of interracial love sparked the hatred of a madman?
As always, Hambly spins a powerful and utterly gripping tale. What makes
Reviewed By: Laurie Davie
Published: August 2002