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Meet Hetty Rhodes, a former conductor on the Underground Railroad who now uses her magic to solve crimes in her community in a post-Civil War world.

As an escaped slave, Hetty Rhodes helped dozens of people find their own freedom north using her wits and her magic. Now that the Civil War is over, Hetty and her husband, Benjy, still fight for their people by solving the murders and mysteries that the white authorities won't touch. 

When they discover one of their friends brutally murdered in an alley, Hetty and Benjy mourn his loss by setting off to find answers. But the mystery of his death soon brings up more questions, more secrets, more hurt. To solve his death, they will have to not only face the ugly truths about the world but the ones about each other. 

Perfect for fans of Victor LaValle and Zen Cho, The Conductors is a compelling debut by a fresh voice in fantasy fiction that will leave you longing for more.

©2021 Nicole Glover (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

"An Underground Railroad - but with magic." (P. Djeli Clark) 

"[A] delightfully genre-bending debut." (Tananarive Due)

"[A] wholly original and thoroughly riveting story...an unforgettable debut." (Deanna Reybourn, New York Times best-selling author of A Murderous Relation)

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Brilliant narration

the narrator has a lovely voice and talent for accents. story was good and atmospheric.

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Didn’t grab me but an interesting story

I loved the set up for the book and the ideas explored were interesting but I found the delivery by the writer to be cold and flat like the main character.