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Rebels of Babylon (Abel Jones #6)

4.04 of 5 stars 4.04  ·  rating details  ·  143 ratings  ·  11 reviews
New Orleans, 1863 -- occupied and impoverished, yet defiant. The "embarrassed" corpse of a Yankee heiress washes up on a levee. Citizens disappear in the night from the alleys of the French Quarter. Tales of ritual murder taunt the authorities. And the uneasy truce between the city's fiery inhabitants -- newly freed slaves and their bankrupt former masters, voodoo priestes ...more
Hardcover, 309 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by William Morrow & Company (first published 2005)
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Marsha
This book is part of a series about a union army officer who investigates murders during the civil war. In this entry Abel Jones is sent to New Orleans to investigate the death of a wealthy northern man's daughter who was found dead after traveling there to "help" former slaves.

Fast paced and alive with period detail and atmosphere, Abel is drawn into the underbelly and hypocrasy of New orleans in order to determine the events leading to the girl's death. Definitely worth looking into other boo
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Sarah
"Another Civil war era novel?!" I hear you say. Or as my husband asked "What is up with you and the Civil War lately?!" . Much to my husband's dismay I've added Gettysburg to our movie list, moved it to the top and intend to watch it the moment it arrives. It's all Michael Shaara's fault. I'm still babbling on to anyone who will listen about how brilliant I found The Killer Angels.

In regards to Rebels of Babylon, the book was well written...The characters voices quite appropriate for the period
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LemonLinda
Another Abel Jones Civil War mystery to solve and this one is set in New Orleans. Abel is sent to solve the murder of a young heiress who travels south in an attempt to relieve the. Suffering of the former freed slaves. He enters an arena where multiple cultures clash - voodoo meets Yankee soldiers that are now holding the city who enter into some dirty dealings with Confederate wealth and wealth seekers. And it all combines to bring about multiple murders some of which are done in a most grueso ...more
Donna
Abel Jones finds himself in the middle of New Orleans just after the city is taken. This tale is darker than the other books as Abel is sent to investigate the murder of the daughter of a prominent Washington politician. It seems her murder has lead Abel into the midst of the darkness of New Orleans with voodoo and all sorts of strange events surrounding him. There is a cast of many diverse characters awaiting you as you read this, the last novel so far in the series. I am, as always, looking fo ...more
Bob Caroti
Not bad .... civil war mystery novel, apparently one of many about a Major Able Jones who finds himself in New Orleans near the end of the war and gets involved with some interesting characters with slaves, voodoo, murder and all that great period stuff. An entertaining read!
Rick
The final book in Owen Parry's Civil War sextet featuring Major Abel Jones. What a great ending to a fantastic series! highly recommended if you like really good historical fiction.
Barry Parham
Very good story, with a wonderfully-drawn set of characters. It turns out there are other "Abel Jones" stories by Mr. Parry, so I will find them. Highly recommended!
Carlotta
Voodoo mystery with a Civil War twist and an interesting insight to a soldier's religious view of war.
Stephen Heverin
Rebels of Babylon (Abel Jones Mysteries) by Owen Parry (2006)
Joe
A Civil War mystery. The best of the series so far.
Tom
I hope that "Parry" is working on another Abel Jones book!
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