Rebels of Babylon
Parry, Owen. Rebels of Babylon. New York: HarperCollins, 2005.
Union detective Abel Jones and his eccentric sidekick Barnaby B. Barnaby are in occupied New Orleans to track down the killers of a young abolitionist woman. They find much more than they'd bargained for among the sinister alleys of the French Quarter.
One of Parry's well-regarded Abel Jones series, which pits its fastidious but tough-as-nails Welsh-American detective against various American regional villains using the Civil War as backdrop.
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