Barbara Hambly, though a native of Southern California, lived in New Orleans for a number of years while married to the late science fiction writer George Alec Effinger. Hambly holds a degree in medieval history from the University of California and has written novels in numerous genres.
"Hambly's most complex mystery to date, filled with horrifying
historical detail about the lives of subjugated people, ends with a
shocking denouement"--Kirkus Reviews
"This well-researched mystery offers readers an appealing cast of characters, a suitably complex plot, and some eye-opening historical details"--Publishers Weekly